Power and Care. Towards Balance for our Common Future—Science, Society and Spirituality in Dialogue with the Dalai Lama
Edited by Tania Singer and Matthieu Ricard, with Kate Karius
“At a time when humanity is rethinking the very nature of our being, this book is a powerful reminder of an age-old truth—that our most important quality is our innate ability to empathize with and show compassion to our fellow human beings and fellow creatures that co-habit this small oasis in the universe.” — Jeremy Rifkin, Author of The Empathic Civilization
“Meditation or prayer alone cannot solve the problems we face on our planet. We must act. This book offers valuable insights on the powers at play, especially with regard to power and care, and how we can—though education and the cultivation of our inner values—effect change for the benefit of all sentient beings.” — Richard Gere
“From the natural sciences to psychology and from economics to the contemplative traditions, this remarkable volume will prove far-reaching as it strives to bridge the divide between the power inherent in scientific knowledge and the care we must extend to each other and our beleaguered planet if humanity is to flourish in the decades ahead.” — Arthur Zajonc
- Ethology, anthropology, and ecology;
- Psychology, endocrinology, and neuroscience;
- Spiritual and religious traditions;
- Economics and society;
- Personal commitment and global responsibility.
A Mind & Life Conversation: Founded in 1987, the Mind & Life Institute arose out of a series of conferences held with the Dalai Lama and a range of scientists that sought to form a connection between the empiricism of contemporary scientific inquiry and the contemplative, compassion-based practices of Buddhism.
Over 10.000 copies sold.
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