Visions of Compassion

Visions of Compassion PDF Author: Richard J. Davidson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195344059
Category : Psychology
Languages : en
Pages : 288

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Book Description
This book examines how Western behavioral science--which has generally focused on negative aspects of human nature--holds up to cross-cultural scrutiny, in particular the Tibetan Buddhist celebration of the human potential for altruism, empathy, and compassion. Resulting from a meeting between the Dalai Lama, leading Western scholars, and a group of Tibetan monks, this volume includes excerpts from these extraordinary dialogues as well as engaging essays exploring points of difference and overlap between the two perspectives.