On July 4, 2015, Osher Center Research Fellow Eve Ekman, PhD and her father, renowned psychology researcher Dr. Paul Ekman, met with HH the Dalai Lama in Los Angeles to discuss their ongoing work on a Map of Emotions. After conducting a meta-analysis of the work of 250 other psychology researchers, Dr. Ekman identified five primary emotions: enjoyment, anger, fear, sadness and disgust. The group then discussed how these emotions can help us, and also how they can at times hinder us. They discussed how people can learn to cultivate a sense of inner peace and calm, as well as learn to have a measured response, rather than a reaction, when they encounter a triggering situation.
Learn more about this visit on HH the Dalai Lama’s website.