Teaching Compassion + Keeping Our Grandmother’s Traditions | 11/15/2017

In this video Bob Thurman + Daniel Goleman discuss their recent books & the Dalai Lama’s strong suggestion that individuals honor their grandmother’s traditions and avoid changing religions.

This teaching was recorded at the #ManofPeace + #ForceForGood dialog with Robert AF Thurman and Daniel Goleman, Moderated by Jason Hollander May 3rd, 2017 at Tibet House US in New York City.

“There are many different religions and cultures in the world and each has developed to suit its own people. Because of that, I always recommend that it’s best to keep the religion you were born into

Among millions of people, however, some will instinctively have an interest in Eastern religions, especially Buddhism. These people need to think carefully. If they find Buddhism more suitable to their own dispositions, then okay, it’s alright.

When someone takes a new religion, they must avoid a negative view toward their original tradition, which often comes up as part of human nature. Even if you find your old tradition not very helpful to you, it doesn’t imply in general that it’s not very helpful.

All religions offer help to humanity. Especially when facing difficult situations, all religions offer hope. Therefore, we must respect all religions.

Dalai Lama via www.dalailama.com

 

 

Teaching Compassion + Keeping Our Grandmother's Traditions Image from Zanskar. Photo by Oliver Adam.

Photo by Olivier Adam via Tricycle Magazine, Used with Permission.

To join the on-going #ForceForGood series please visit: www.tibethouse.us.

A continuation of our course to further H. H. the Dalai Lama’s contemporary world initiatives, from His Holiness’ American Institute of Buddhist Studies and Mind and Life science dialogues (Universe in a Single Atom) and His creation of Abhidharma 2.0 through the “Science for Monks” programs, his “secular ethics” (Ethics for the New Millennium and Beyond Religion), His nonviolent approach to conflict resolution, including His Nobel Peace Laureate activities to seek dialogue and a win-win reconciliation with China in the face of the ongoing ethnicidal policies in Tibet (Freedom in Exile and Man of Peace: The Illustrated Life Story) & along with his emphasis on positive activism (A New Reality: Charter of Universal Responsibility).

Robert Thurman and Daniel Goleman are long time friends of the Dalai Lama. They will discuss what they’ve learned from His Holiness, why his perspective matters, his vision for the world, and the similarities and differences between their recent books “Man of Peace: The Illustrated Life Story of Tibet’s Dalai Lama Illustrated Graphic Novel” (Thurman) and “A Force for Good” (Goleman). Jason Hollander is co-host of the popular MEDITATE THIS!

Daniel Goleman is an internationally known psychologist who lectures frequently to professional groups, business audiences, and on college campuses. As a science journalist Goleman reported on the brain and behavioral sciences for The New York Times for many years. His 1995 book, Emotional Intelligence was on The New York Times bestseller list for a year-and-a-half, with more than 5,000,000 copies in print worldwide in 40 languages, and has been a best seller in many countries. Apart from his books on emotional intelligence, Goleman has written books on topics including self-deception, creativity, transparency, meditation, social and emotional learning, eco-literacy and the ecological crisis. The Harvard Business Review called emotional intelligence— which discounts IQ as the sole measure of one’s abilities — “a revolutionary, paradigm-shattering idea” and chose his article “What Makes a Leader” as one of ten “must-read” articles from its pages. Emotional Intelligence was named one of the 25 “Most Influential Business Management Books” by TIME Magazine. The Financial Times, Wall Street Journal and Accenture Insititute for Strategic Change have listed Goleman among the most influential business thinkers.

To learn more about the work + teaching of Daniel Goleman please visit: www.danielgoleman.info.

Both books are available on Amazon.com:
Man of Peace: The Illustrated Life of H. H. the Dalai Lama

A Force for Good: The Dalai Lama’s Vision for Our World

“Being Wise Selfish” video is a preview of the Tibet House US Member Archive Video Teaching “Force For Good + Man of Peace with Bob Thurman & Daniel Goleman- Moderated by Jason Hollander“.

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? Music by Tenzin Choegyal, Used with Permission www.tenzinchoegyal.com

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