Ram Dass Here and Now – Ep. 79 – Danny Goleman and the Dalai Lama’s Vision for the World

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In this episode, Members of Ram Dass’ Satsang Mirabai Bush, Raghu Markus and Danny Goleman hang out and talk about Danny’s new book with HH Dalai Lama- A Force For Good- which coincides with HH’s birthday. They remember the days they spent together in India with Neem Karoli Baba and what transmission they brought back to the West and how that has affected their individual offering in their work and lives.

“Take a very long view… look throughout history because things have been getting better over the centuries, and they will continue to get better.”

Danny met his holiness the 14th Dalai Lama at Amherst College, who mentioned to the young science journalist for the New York Times that he was interested in meeting with scientists. Thus began a long, rich friendship as Goleman became involved over the years in arranging a series of what he calls “extended dialogues” between the Buddhist spiritual leader and researchers in fields ranging from ecology to neuroscience. Over the next 30 years, as Goleman has pursued his own work as a psychologist and business thinker, he has come to see the Dalai Lama as a highly uncommon leader.


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