Dalai Lama: Changing our minds for a happier life by Natasha Mitchell,
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, or Tenzin Gyatso to his mum, is a Nobel Peace Prize winner, the leader of Tibetan Buddhism, outgoing head of the Tibetan government-in-exile, and a spiritual leader revered around the world. In part of the Science of Mind Forum at the Happiness & Its Causes conference, the Tibetan leader riffs on what is it about human nature that makes it so difficult to change our unhelpful thoughts and bad behaviours.
Tenzin Gyatso is the 14th Dalai Lama and a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. He is the leader of Tibetan Buddhism, the outgoing head of the Tibetan government-in-exile, and a spiritual leader revered worldwide. His travels in the cause of peace and a free Tibet have made him an international celebrity. Winner of the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1989, he is universally respected as a spokesman for the compassionate and non-violent resolution of human conflict. In recent years a number of western universities and institutions have conferred Peace Awards and honorary Doctorate Degrees upon His Holiness in recognition of his scholarship and distinguished writing on Buddhist philosophy. His Holiness has travelled extensively, speaking on subjects including universal responsibility, happiness, compassion, and kindness.
Natasha Mitchell is a science & health journalist, and host and producer of the popular program, “All in the Mind” on ABC Radio National and Radio Australia. Her work has received accolades internationally, including the overall Grand Prize and four Gold World Medals at the New York Radio Festivals, amongst others. She is on the board of World Federation of Science Journalists, and was a 2005 Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT/Harvard. Natasha originally trained as an engineer, and has been an ABC broadcaster for over a decade.