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Meeting the Dalai Lama (08:02)


Dr. Sanjay Gupta travels to a remote Indian monastery to meet the Dalai Lama. They discuss topics ranging from the importance of smiling genuinely to what Buddhism can teach science. The renowned spiritual leader is there for a meeting of a symposium on the Emory-Tibetan Partnership.

Exile from Tibet (07:16)

Six Tibetan monks attend biology class at Emory University. Tenzin Thinley wants to teach other monks when he returns to his monastery. Monks at the conference practice what they have learned with an animated debate. Dr. Gupta asks the Dalia Lama if he feels pressure related to his status.

Dalai Lama Demonstrates Meditation (07:05)

The Dalai Lama invites Dr. Gupta to meditate with him, a rare honor. Studies show that mindfulness meditation can reduce pain, stress, depression, and other issues. Regular practice also increases the density of gray matter in parts of the brain associated with attention and sensory processing.

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Science and Spirituality with the Dalai Lama

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At a monastery in a remote part of southern India, a unique partnership is taking shape between scientists and Tibetan Buddhist monks. It is a convergence between science and spirituality, forming insights into mindfulness, meditation, even happiness, and the impact all of that can have on our physical health. The champion of this cause is none other than the Dalai Lama himself. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta sits down with His Holiness for a special one-on-one interview, exploring the science of our emotions. What can Buddhism learn from science? And perhaps more importantly, what can science learn from Buddhism? Experience an event rarely seen on camera as the Dalai Lama shares his private meditation practice with Dr. Gupta at the monastery.

Length: 23 minutes

Item#: BVL187424

ISBN: 978-1-64623-319-9

Copyright date: ©2017

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