“Buddhist conceptions and practices that deal with emotional life make three very distinct contributions to psychology. Conceptually, they raise issues that have been ignored by many psychologists, calling on the field to make more finely nuanced distinctions in thinking about emotional experience. Methodologically, they offer practices that could help individuals report on their own internal experiences, and such practices might thereby provide crucial data that is much more detailed and comprehensive than that gathered by the techniques psychologists now use to study subjective emotional experience. Finally, Buddhist practices themselves offer a therapy, not just for the disturbed, but for all who seek to improve the quality of their lives. We hope what we have reported will serve to spark the interest of psychologists to learn more about this tradition.”
(Buddhist and Psychological Perspectives on Emotions and Well-Being)
He is president of the California School of Professional Psychology and a member of the boards of the Social Venture Network and California Leadership. He advises major corporations and CEOs on planning, leadership, and organizational health.
He is a professor of the UCLA.
(The Mind and the Brain)