EMORY UNIVERSITY TO HOST A LIVE WEBCAST WITH HIS HOLINESS THE DALAI LAMA
The Center for Contemplative Science and Compassion-Based Ethics at Emory University will host a live webinar with His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Tuesday, December 8, 2020. A discussion titled “The Necessity of Compassion for the Survival of Humanity” will feature the Dalai Lama in conversation with Melani A. Walton, co-founder of the Rob and Melani Walton Foundation, and Dr. Sanjay Gupta, chief medical correspondent for CNN.
The webcast begins at 10:30pm ET on Dec. 8, 2020 (Dec. 9 @ 9:00am India Standard Time) and will be simulcast in 14 languages. It is FREE of charge and open to anyone who’d like to participate. Advance registration is encouraged at https://compassionshift.emory.edu.
“With so many urgent concerns impacting our world, the time is right to start a global conversation about the importance of compassion,” said Lobsang Tenzin Negi, executive director of Emory University’s Center for Contemplative Science and Compassion-Based Ethics. “For more than 20 years, we’ve been working with His Holiness the Dalai Lama on programs and research that illustrate the positive effects of compassion. Our goal is to promote an understanding of the benefits of compassion and to provide programs to cultivate it across all sectors of society.”
The webinar will focus on the role compassion can play in developing a more sustainable future for humanity. It is the first event of The Compassion Shift, an initiative to advance a global culture of compassion based at Emory University.
The complete list of participants in the webcast includes: His Holiness the Dalai Lama, who is also Emory University Presidential Distinguished Professor; Ms. Melani A. Walton, co-founder of the Rob & Melani Walton Foundation, a philanthropist deeply committed to promoting a more compassionate and sustainable world; Dr. Sanjay Gupta, associate professor of neurosurgery at the Emory University School of Medicine and chief medical correspondent for CNN; President Greg Fenves, the new president of Emory University, and Dr. Lobsang Tenzin Negi, Executive Director of Emory University’s Center for Contemplative Science and Compassion-Based Ethics.
The Center for Contemplative Science and Compassion-Based Ethics at Emory University supports a research-based approach to educating both heart and mind. An academic collaboration that began in 1998 between Emory University and the Dalai Lama, the Center investigates the science of compassion and supports its practical implementation. Current programming includes SEE Learning™ an international K-12 education program, CBCT® Compassion Training , and the Emory-Tibet Science Initiative, a science program developed for Tibetan monastic institutions. The Center will offer live daily meditations beginning December 9.