The Centrality of Compassion in Human Life and Society

Stanford’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education hosts this two-day event, featuring a talk by the Dalai Lama on compassion and discussions between the Dalai Lama and leading researchers of compassion and altruism.

  • Venue: Stanford University
  • Date: October 14-15, 2010

The Dalai Lama will be at Stanford for two days in October, discussing compassion, altruism and what it means to lead a meaningful life. He will give a talk on Thursday, October 14th, which will be followed by a talk on compassion by renowned scholar Karen Armstrong.

On Friday, October 15th, the Dalai Lama will be joined by leading researchers of compassion and altruism for a series of discussions.

The Greater Good Science Center’s Dacher Keltner will join the Dalai Lama for two of these sessions, including the final session of the day, “Exploring Scientific Questions for Future Research on Compassion and Altruism.” This session will concentrate on “addressing ways to ensure the growth and enrichment of the field of compassion and altruism research. It will focus on the next steps and valuable areas to address the kinds of research that can further cast a light on this important topic and bring the question of human compassion to the forefront of modern scientific exploration.”

For information on the full event, click here.