Buddhist and Psychological Perspectives on Emotions and Well-Being

  title={Buddhist and Psychological Perspectives on Emotions and Well-Being},
  author={Paul Ekman and Richard J. Davidson and Matthieu Ricard and B. Alan Wallace},
  journal={Current Directions in Psychological Science},
  pages={59 - 63}
Stimulated by a recent meeting between Western psychologists and the Dalai Lama on the topic of destructive emotions, we report on two issues: the achievement of enduring happiness, what Tibetan Buddhists call sukha, and the nature of afflictive and nonafflictive emotional states and traits. A Buddhist perspective on these issues is presented, along with discussion of the challenges the Buddhist view raises for empirical research and theory. 

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