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Emory University to Host Webcast With the Dalai Lama

Emory University to Host Webcast With the Dalai Lama

“The Necessity of Compassion for the Survival of Humanity”

I wouldn’t mind seeing this if they make it available on YouTube. The Dalai Lama is a pretty interesting guy.

The Emory News Center reports:

Emory to host live webcast with 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, Dec. 8.

Titled “The Necessity of Compassion for the Survival of Humanity,” the discussion will feature the Dalai Lama, who holds the position of Presidential Distinguished Professor at Emory, in conversation with Melani A. Walton, co-founder of the Rob and Melani Walton Foundation, and Dr. Sanjay Gupta, chief medical correspondent for CNN and associate professor of neurosurgery at the Emory University School of Medicine.

The webcast begins at 10:30 p.m. ET on Dec. 8 (Dec. 9 at 9 a.m. 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.

“With so many urgent concerns impacting our world, the time is right to start a global conversation about the importance of compassion,” says 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.”

Negi and Emory President Gregory L. Fenves will also introduce the webinar, which 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.

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Whenever someone mentions Emory University, my thoughts go immediately to Arthur Kellerman and Michael Bellesiles. My ears shut down at once.

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