Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Global Compassion

Psychologist Paul Ekman has spent over 60 hours with the Dalai Lama trying to understand “global compassion” and whether it can be taught. He’s searching for a western psychological corollary to ancient Buddhist meditative practices designed to increase empathy for total strangers.
The fate of the world may depend on our ability to teach “global compassion,” empathy for the suffering of people we’ve never met.
Big Think

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