Atlas of Emotions Society

Dalai Lama: “Our focus should be all 7 billion human beings alive today, every one of whom wants to lead a happy life. We are trying to let them know that happiness is not entirely dependent on money and material things, but on inner values like compassion, without having to rely on religious belief. We are trying to adopt a secular approach that can reach all human beings.”

With the Dalai Lama’s vision in mind, Dr. Paul Ekman, a pre-eminent psychologist and co-discoverer of micro expressions published the Atlas of Emotions, a comprehensive illustrations of the states of emotions and how they relate to each other. This educational and groundbreaking tool will not only give us a chance to see features of our emotions that may not be apparent to us, but also will give us a better understanding of our emotions.

The Atlas of Emotions is offered online at no charge.

We will be maintaining the Atlas and doing our best to make the Atlas accessible to the widest audience through various versions, including but not limited to children’s versions and translated versions. This can only be made possible through a joint community effort.

Future projects for the Atlas include:

    • Atlas of Emotions for Children
    • Atlas translated to different languages
    • Atlas of Emotions maintenance and updates

Donate to the Atlas of Emotions Society and support our cause. Your generosity will help us to spread a worldwide pathway to a calm mind through the Atlas of Emotions. Donate securely with PayPal below.


The Atlas of Emotions has applied for 501(c)3 nonprofit status with the Internal Revenue Service. The registration status is pending, and has not yet been confirmed. We fully expect the 501(c)(3) status will be granted and any money contributed to the Atlas of Emotions will be fully deductible as a charitable contribution. Until such time as the status is confirmed, however, there is no guarantee that the nonprofit status will be granted. In the unlikely event that the 501(c)(3) status is not granted, any money contributed to the Atlas of Emotions will not be deductible on any tax return. Once granted, the 501(c)(3) status will be retroactive and all contributions to Atlas of Emotions will be fully deductible. Please direct any questions regarding the Atlas of Emotions to