september 2017

atlas van onze emoties (incl. strategieën om met ze om te gaan)

Posted on sep 30, 2017

The Atlas of Emotion was commissioned by the Dalai Lama, his purpose is “ In order to find the new world we needed a map, and in order for us to find a calm mind we need a map of our emotions”. The simple, but not easy, goal of this Atlas is to help us be aware of our emotions. Awareness of our emotions means understanding how they are triggered, what they feel like and how we respond. Awareness itself is a strategy, it helps us understand our emotion experiences. We do not want to get rid of our emotions, we want strategies that help us respond in helpful, constructive ways.

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, Eve Ekman, a second-generation emotion researcher and trainer. The Atlas represents what researchers have learned from the psychological study of emotion. –

Please click here to visit the atlas


EmoTrak app – little atlas of emotions

Posted on sep 30, 2017

Inspired by Work with Dalai Lama, Eve Ekman Creates App to Map Emotions

‘While the Atlas of Emotions is a large map on a computer, Eve Ekman has turned to a smaller guide that can be carried around. Her current brainchild, called EmoTrak, “is like having a little Atlas of Emotions in your pocket,” she says. The EmoTrak app asks users twice a day to report the trigger, experience and response of their most recent emotion. …  In a pilot study of EmoTrak, Ekman says that even residents in specialties that have high levels of burnout find that their daily emotion tracking reveals that half of their daily emotions are still enjoyable ones. “That very simple practice of bringing awareness of our emotions has the potential to remind us that even amidst the most challenging times we have capacity for being OK,” she says.

The impetus for Ekman’s EmoTrak built upon work early in her career. While she was working as a social worker in the emergency department at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center helping patients and their families, she had a realization: her colleagues and coworkers needed help, too. “I could feel palpably their stress and strain and I was very aware of how little support we all had in managing this,” she says. So she has dedicated her efforts toward helping health care workers avoid job burnout, and particularly how to support their compassion and empathy toward patients.’ Mitzi Baker on

The app is currently used for research purposes, please click here for more information.


dalai lama: de voordelen van een kalme geest

Posted on sep 30, 2017

Real obstacles or destoyers of Calm Mind are fear, suspicion, hatred, anger, greed. These emotions are the opposite of a calm mind. Calm mind sees things more clearly, more realisticly and more holistically.

More self confidence means less fear; if we have a more objective mental attitude we feel less greed, we feel more content.

How to develop self-confidence, or inner strength: once we have developed a compassionate or altruistic attitude then there’s no basis for fear.

Tenzin Gyatso – 14th (current) Dalai Lama



Posted on sep 26, 2017

Prostration is surrender, but very few people prostrate with genuine confidence; they don’t think, “I am prostrating to the deity who is none other than myself, and likewise the deity is prostrating to me.” Knowing that the deity and the prostrator are one and the same is the ultimate prostration.

Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche


de Weg

Posted on sep 25, 2017

When the mind exists undisturbed in the Way,
nothing in the world can offend,
and when a thing can no longer offend,
it ceases to exist in the old way.


volledig vers:



Posted on sep 23, 2017


You can
die for it–
an idea,
or the world. People

have done so,
their small bodies be bound

to the stake,
an unforgettable
fury of light. But

this morning,
climbing the familiar hills
in the familiar
fabric of dawn, I thought

of China,
and India
and Europe, and I thought
how the sun

for everyone just
so joyfully
as it rises

under the lashes
of my own eyes, and I thought
I am so many!
What is my name?

What is the name
of the deep breath I would take
over and over
for all of us? Call it

whatever you want, it is
happiness, it is another one
of the ways to enter

Mary Oliver

BFFE film + discussie: from business to being

Posted on sep 23, 2017

1 oktober 2017; 13:00u – EYE, Amsterdam

Nederlandse première van de film From Business to Being met aansluitend paneldiscussie met gerenommeerde sprekers uit bedrijfsleven, spiritualiteit en wetenschap, over hoe de nieuwe wetenschap van de geest leiders inspireert tot een duurzame (zaken) wereld. Dit special event wordt georganiseerd door Mind & Life Europe. Totale lengte +/- 140 minuten, voertaal: Engels.

From Business To Being moedigt een eerlijke blik naar binnen aan: Wie ben ik? Wat inspireert mij? En hoe leef en handel ik overeenkomstig?

De deelnemeers aan het panel zijn: Dorothy Hillenius – Head of Digital Channels at ING Bank, Germany | Prof. dr. Hans Thijssen – Philosophy of Happiness, Radboud University |Muriel Arts – MF Flow & P2 | Marcello Palazzi – CEO B-Corp |And Julian Wildgruber,  director / producer of the film From Business to Being |Host: Sander Tideman, head of Mind & Life Europe.


gewoonte positief gebruiken

Posted on sep 22, 2017

Iedere stap mag eeuwig lijken te duren, maar ongeacht hoe ongeïnspireerd je je voelt, ga precies en consequent door met het volgen van je beoefeningsschema. Dit is hoe we onze grootste vijand, gewoonte, tegen zichzelf kunnen gebruiken.

Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche