Sydney, Australia, 4 December 2009 (ATC) - His Holiness the Dalai Lama was joined Thursday on stage by three of the world’s foremost psychologists and neuroscientists for a forum on “Science of Mind” at Sydney’s Mind and its Potential Conference.
Over the course of two and a half hours the four covered a broad range of topics in Buddhist science and modern psychology, discussing issues as diverse as depression, positive psychology and the evolutionary basis of emotions.
On the subject of depression, His Holiness noted that in Tibetan language there is no term corresponding exactly to our term depression. Rather, he explained, there is recognition of many different states, each owing to particular circumstances, causes and conditions and that particular “depressions” must treated in accordance with their specific causes.
|His Holiness at the Mind and its Potential conference in Sydney (photo: Rusty Stewart)|