Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Breathe in, breathe out, be happy

Drawing by Erica Endicott shows Tibetan script for parts of the atom. The words were created for the Tibetan language by the Emory-Tibet Science Initiative.

Nascent Buddhist April Bogle writes in Emory Magazine:

"I want to be happy. Coming to the end of a terrible decade that has included two debilitating divorces, a wrenching child custody battle, and my beloved father’s diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, I’ve decided it’s time to figure out this happiness thing. ...

"The journey took me to Washington, D.C., where Buddhist monk and author Matthieu Ricard, actor Richard Gere, and Daniel Goleman, author of "Emotional Intelligence" and several other books on the science of the mind, were coming together to help raise money for the Emory-Tibet Science Initiative. A joint project of the University and the Tibetan monastic academic system, the initiative is perhaps the boldest and most challenging program in the Emory-Tibet Partnership."

Read more in Emory Magazine about Bogle's first-hand experience with how Emory is applying modern Western science to ancient Eastern tradition -- and why Richard Gere thinks it will change the world.


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