Richard Davidson and The University of Wisconsin Madison recently hosted conference called “Change Your Mind, Change the World” attended by many heavy-hitters including the Dalai Lama himself.

During one session the presenter talked about a research study showing that 47% of Americans are not paying attention to what they’re doing at any given moment, His Holiness had to ask, “What is mind wandering?” Only he would be confused by such a concept, I guess.

“There’s just something about a person whose real and tangible world power doesn’t rest in the hands of the government or the military but in his human capacity for kindness and compassion.”

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