Fascinating relationship between His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Emory University in Atlanta, which is historically a Methodist school, and where HH serves as Presidential Distinguished Scholar
The Dalai Lama has been in Atlanta for several days now, and a variety of lectures on happiness and attendant subjects have ensued around his visit. There are videos and information. aplenty on this website. I find the Tibet-Science Initiative particularly interesting. In it, monks and nuns are being taught western science.
Also check out the Compassion Meditation Study.
All of this has particular relevance as I have been covered in a black cloud since my return home, a reminder of the punishing effects of depression, which creeps in regardless how vigilant one is to combat it.