Creating the Map of Emotions
The Dalai Lama imagined "a map of our emotions to develop a calm mind." He asked his longtime friend and renowned emotion scientist Dr. Paul Ekman to realize his idea. Ekman took on the creation of the Atlas alongside his daughter, Dr. Eve Ekman, a next-generation emotion researcher and trainer. The Atlas represents what researchers have learned from the psychological study of emotion.
“When we wanted to get to the new world, we needed a map to get there. Will you make a map of the emotions so we can get to a calm state of mind more readily?”
- Dalai Lama speaking to Dr's Paul and Eve Ekman