A Force for Good: The Dalai Lama’s Vision for Our World by Daniel Goleman (Author), Dalai Lama (Introduction)


For more than half a century, in such books as The Art of Happiness and The Dalai Lama’s Little Book of Inner Peace, the Dalai Lama has guided us along the path to compassion and taught us how to improve our inner lives. In A Force for Good, with the help of his longtime friend Daniel Goleman, the New York Times bestselling author of Emotional Intelligence, the Dalai Lama explains how to turn our compassionate energy outward. This revelatory and inspiring work provides a singular vision for transforming the world in practical and positive ways.

Much more than just the most prominent exponent of Tibetan Buddhism, the Fourteenth Dalai Lama is also a futurist who possesses a profound understanding of current events and a remarkable canniness for modern social issues. When he takes the stage worldwide, people listen. A Force for Good combines the central concepts of the Dalai Lama, empirical evidence that supports them, and true stories of people who are putting his ideas into action—showing how harnessing positive energies and directing them outward has lasting and meaningful effects. Goleman details the science of compassion and how this singular guiding motivation has the power to

• break such destructive social forces as corruption, collusion, and bias
• heal the planet by refocusing our concerns toward our impact on the systems that support all life
• reverse the tendency toward systemic inequity through transparency and accountability
• replace violence with dialogue
• counter us-and-them thinking by recognizing human oneness
• create new economic systems that work for everyone, not just the powerful and rich
• design schooling that teaches empathy, self-mastery, and ethics

Millions of people have turned to the Dalai Lama for his unparalleled insight into living happier, more purposeful lives. Now, when the world needs his guidance more than ever, he shows how every compassion-driven human act—no matter how small—is integral for a more peaceful, harmonious world, building a force for a better future.

Revelatory, motivating, and highly persuasive, A Force for Good is arguably the most important work from one of the world’s most influential spiritual and political figures.

DANIEL GOLEMAN is the author of the international bestsellers Emotional Intelligence, Working with Emotional Intelligence, and Social Intelligence, and the co-author of the acclaimed business bestseller Primal Leadership. His latest books are What Makes a Leader: Why Emotional Intelligence Matters and The Triple Focus: A New Approach to Education. He was a science reporter for the New York Times, was twice nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, and received the American Psychological Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award for his media writing. He lives in Massachusetts.

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Daniel Goleman on the Dalai Lama’s Vision for Our World: Compassion

Published on Jun 9, 2015

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Daniel Goleman, New York Times bestselling author of Emotional Intelligence and A Force for Good, talks about compassion as it relates to the Dalai Lama’s vision for our world.

The Scientific Basis for Compassion, Part 1

Published on Jul 15, 2014

A “Day of Science and Learning” with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and part of the Seeds of Compassion tour on Friday April 11 from 9:00 — 11:00 a.m. The Dalai Lama joined a panel of leading researchers to discuss the quantitative benefits of compassion. Held on the University of Washington campus, the event included Daniel Goleman, author of “Emotional Intelligence,” who moderated a panel including Andrew Meltzoff, co-director, University of Washington Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences; Richard Davidson, director, Laboratory of AffectiThe Scientific Basis for Compassion, Part 2ve Neuroscience; Alicia Lieberman, president, Board of Directors, Zero to Three; and Daniel Siegel, author of “The Mindful Brain” and “Parenting from the Inside Out.”

Music
“Carolina” by Tingstad & Rumbel (iTunes)

The Scientific Basis for Compassion, Part 2

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