The Centrality of Compassion in Human Life and Society

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso

Tickets will be available for purchase online at beginning at 12:01am on Monday, August 30 by clicking here. Transactions in-person at the Stanford Ticket Office will begin at 9am on Monday,  August 30.

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Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive. —Dalai Lama XIV

Compassion and altruism are core to the survival of humanity, but what are practical ways we can enhance their presence in such settings as our schools, hospitals and prisons and in society as a whole? In this public event, His Holiness the Dalai Lama will deliver a lecture on the centrality of compassion in human life and society from the perspectives of such wide-ranging disciplines as education, social psychology and the neurosciences. This will be followed by a brief dialogue with James R. Doty, M.D., the founder and director of Stanford’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education.

Thursday, October 14, 2010 | 9:30 am — 11:00 am
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Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford