Can the Dalai Lama's new website help you achieve inner peace?

That might be a stretch. But it can surely help you understand your own emotions a bit better.

The Dalai Lama hopes to inspire people across the world.
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The latest prescription for inner peace comes from no less an expert than the Dalai Lama. To fill it, however, you'll have to leave your wellness mat and sign onto the web.

That's where users can find the Atlas of Emotions, an interactive website that teaches people about emotions and how they work. The goal is to encourage self-awareness and, ultimately, inner calm. It was commissioned by the Dalai Lama and developed largely by Paul Ekman, a psychologist known for his research on nonverbal behavior like facial expressions and gestures.

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