Date of Visit: October 18, 2010, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Atlanta, Georgia – Emory University – Woodruff Physical Education Center
Topic: full-day scientific conference on Compassion Meditation: Mapping Current Research and Charting Future Directions
Ticket Information: www.dalailama.emory.edu
Conference in Atlanta, GA, USA on October 18: His Holiness will participate in a full-day scientific conference on Compassion Meditation: Mapping Current Research and Charting Future Directions at Emory University. Contact Website: www.dalailama.emory.edu
His Holiness the
XIV Dalai Lama
Frans B.M. de Waal, PhD
C.H. Candler Professor of Psychology
Tenzin Negi, PhD
Department of Religion
Richard Davidson, PhD
Director, Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior
Director, Laboratory for Affective Neuroscience
University of Wisconsin-Madison
The Venerable Matthieu Ricard
Buddhist monk, photographer, and author
Daniel Goleman, PhD
Psychologist, author and science journalist
Philippe Goldin, PhD
Department of Psychology
Charles Raison, MD
Clinical Director, Mind-Body Program
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Emory University School of Medicine
Tania Singer, PhD
Max Planck Institute for
Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences
John Dunne, PhD
Department of Religion
Brendan Ozawa-de Silva, PhD
Doctoral Student and Researcher,
His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama returns to the Emory University campus Oct. 17-19, 2010, in his capacity as Presidential Distinguished Professor, the only university appointment accepted by the 1989 Nobel Peace Laureate and leader of the Tibetan people.
The Dalai Lama will participate in a series of public events, including programs on science research and meditation, creativity and spirituality, an interfaith dialogue and a teaching for the Buddhist community on compassion. We invite you to explore the many event opportunities and hope that you will join us in October.
THE CREATIVE JOURNEY:
Artists in Conversation with the Dalai Lama about Spirituality and Creativity
Tuesday, October 19, 2010, 1:30–3:30 p.m.
Brief Description: Listen to Pulitzer Prize–winning author Alice Walker and award-winning composer Philip Glass—as well as other to-be-announced artists—as they converse with the Dalai Lama on the symbiotic relationship between spirituality and the arts.
Mapping Current Research and Charting Future Directions
Monday, October 18, 2010, 9:30–11:30 a.m. (Session 1) and
1:30–3:30 p.m. (Session 2)
This event will bring together researchers from leading universities to map the current field of compassion meditation research and to chart future directions as well as to discuss implementing this knowledge in educational and clinical settings. The Dalai Lama will participate fully in both sessions.
International Conference on Tibetan Buddhism
Monday, October 18 (opening reception), Tuesday October, 19 and Wednesday, October 20 (Conference Sessions)
Brief Description: The first of its kind and scope, the International Tibetan Buddhism Conference will bring together the preeminent leaders, teachers, scholars, and translators of Tibetan Buddhism from both traditionally Tibetan Buddhist areas and western countries to engage in substantive discussion about the current state of Tibetan Buddhism in the modern world and how best to move forward collectively. His Holiness the Dalai Lama will inaugurate the conference and preside over the opening session.
Registration to this conference will include a complementary admission to the “Teaching to the Buddhist Community” event detailed below.
INTERFAITH SUMMIT ON HAPPINESS: Understanding and Promoting Happiness in Today’s Society
THE REGULAR TICKETS TO THIS EVENT ARE SOLD OUT. A FEW GOLD/RED TICKETS REMAIN THROUGH
Sunday, October 17, 2010, 1:30–3:30 p.m.
Brief Description: His Holiness the Dalai Lama will open the forum with an address followed by responses from The Most Reverend Dr. Katharine Jefferts Schori, the 26th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church; Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth; and George Washington University Professor Seyyed Hossein Nasr, a world-renowned scholar on Islam. Krista Tippett, host and producer of the award-winning public radio program Speaking of Faith, will moderate a discussion among the Dalai Lama and other panelists immediately following their formal presentations.
TEACHING TO THE BUDDHIST COMMUNITY:
The Practice of Compassion
Sunday, October 17, 2010, 9–10:30 a.m.
Brief Description: This teaching will offer a coveted opportunity to witness a teaching to the region’s Buddhist community. The Dalai Lama will explain the nature of compassion and the practices for cultivating it as understood in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.
Tickets available July 6th.
This all-day conference will bring leading scientists and educators into dialogue with His Holiness the Dalai Lama to discuss the state of current research on empathy and compassion, the scientific study of meditation practices for cultivating compassion, and the implementation of such meditation programs in various clinical and educational settings. The importance of empathy and compassion for human flourishing is being increasingly recognized in the fields of psychology, neuroscience, medicine and contemplative science. Participants will include speakers from the three North American universities that are conducting on-going scientific research on compassion meditation (Emory University, the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and Stanford University). All three of these universities draw their inspiration from His Holiness’s leading role in the study of compassion and work closely with traditional Tibetan contemplative scholars as research collaborators.
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