Buddhist and Psychological Perspectives on Emotions and Well-Being
Current Directions in Psychological Science
Format: Journal Article
Sources ID: 22786
Zotero Collections: Contexts of Contemplation Project
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.