Tenzin Gyatso
14th Dalai Lama
Dalai Lama
Compassion Conference

October 14-18, 2021

Peter Y. Chou
WisdomPortal.com

Melvin McLeod
Editor of Lion's Roar


Preface: On October 13, 2021, a longtime friend sent me a link for this free event on Dalai Lama's theme on Compassion (October 14-18, 2021). Best viewed on Google Chrome. I tuned in to these talks at later time, since
my LINC-405 Zoom class is 6:00-7:00 pm, and Dodgers-Giants 5th Playoff game starts at 6:07 pm. So I was a day behind these talks & meditation sessions. Fortunately, they had 48 hours to tune in to their programs before taking
it offline. While watching each of these speakers, had half of my 13" laptop screen open to my Yahoo Email Draft. Typed interesting messages, and scrolled back the video, to record quotes mentioned and their authors. So it took longer than the time for each talk. Went to bed at 5 am-6 am during this symposium, and at 9 am on Oct. 20. The conference has been a tremendous success! Over 65,000 people signed up to be part of this remarkable gathering. Melvin McLeod, Editor of Lion's Roar, introduced each day's seession. Below are my notes of this enlightening conference on compassion that will make our lives happier. Since my notes are sketchy and incomplete, it's better to order their special package @ $197 of illuminating insights and 18 guided meditations.


Each day offers teachings on one of five themes, inviting us to cultivate
deeper reserves of compassion and find strategies for putting it into action.

DAY 1: The Transformative Power of Compassion (October 14, 2021)
What is compassion? We kick off by considering the basics of developing compassion,
and asking why it's such an important quality. Discover insights into universal
responsibility & explore why compassion holds the key to happiness in a suffering world.

Robert A.F. Thurman:
Professor Emeritus, Columbia University;
President, Tibet House US; Translator; Author

Thupten Jinpa:
Principal English translator to H.H. Dalai Lama,
and founder of Institute of Tibetan Classics

Tara Brach:
Meditation Teacher,
Psychologist and Author

Tenzin Gyatso:
14th Dalai Lama
"Mission: Joy" film 1

Karen Brailsford:
Author and Spiritual Guide,
Author of Sacred Landscapes of the Soul:
Aligning with the Divine Wherever You Are



DAY 2: The Science of Compassion (October 15, 2021)
Explore how Buddhist monks and modern scientists are working together to discover
how meditation and ethical practices can literally change our minds, and our realities.
We'll hear details of exciting new insights from the worlds of neuroscience & psychology,
exploring compassion through a lens where science and spirituality meet.

Daniel Goleman:
Author of Emotional Intelligence


Amishi Jha:
Professor, University of Miami,
Author of Peak Mind

Dr. Mark Epstein, MD:
Psychiatrist and Author


Tenzin Gyatso:
14th Dalai Lama
"Mission: Joy" film 2

DAY 3: Compassion in our Daily Lives (October 16, 2021)
All our highest aspirations are tested in the day-to-day business of living—
in our families and friendships, our workplaces and communities. We look at how
developing self-compassion and radical self-love is crucial to making our dream
of compassionate action a reality.

Sharon Salzberg:
Co-founder,
Insight Meditation Society

Marina Abramovic:
Artist and Founder of
Marina Abramovic Institute (MAI)

Anne Lamott:
Writer, Dusk, Night, Dawn:
On Revival and Courage


Christian Howard:
Design Strategist
and Teacher

DAY 4: The Compassionate Society (October 17, 2021)
Current events have shown a desperate need for more compassionate systems—
from government to the judiciary to employment. What can we do to address the damage
that social injustice and discrimination do to our societies? And what values should
we promote in their place?

Jan Willis:
Professor Emerita of Religious Studies,
Wesleyan University

Greg Fischer:
Mayor of Louisville, Kentucky


Pamela A. Yoyetunde:
Founder, Buddhist Justice Reporter


Wilson Hurley:
Author of Compassion's Compass,
Strategies for Developing Insight, Kindness, and Empathy


Rick Hanson, PhD:
Psychologist, Senior Fellow at UC Berkeley's
Greater Good Science Center, & NY Times best-selling author

DAY 5: Compassion for the Earth (October 18, 2021)
As a species, we are faced with enormous collective challenges with an urgent
need to reimagine our societies as life-sustaining, regenerative, and equitable.
Compassion is essential for all of this. We look at sources of support for dreaming
a new world into being, with wisdom from indigenous shamanic practices and our own
bodies as a basis for sustainable action.

Dr. Mark Hyman:
Founding Director of the Cleveland
Clinic Center for Functional Medicine

Wasfa Nazreen:
Activist, Explorer & Educator


Alberto Villoldo, MD:
Founder, The Four Winds Society,
author of Grow a New Body

Stephanie Kaza:
Professor Emerita,
University of Vermont

Robert A.F. Thurman:
Professor Emeritus, Columbia University;
President, Tibet House US; Translator; Author

Sharon Salzberg: Co-founder, Insight Meditation Society
Thupten Jinpa: Principal English translator to H.H. Dalai Lama,
and founder of Institute of Tibetan Classics
Tara Brach: Meditation Teacher, Psychologist and Author
Rick Hanson, PhD: Psychologist, Senior Fellow at UC Berkeley's
Greater Good Science Center, and New York Times best-selling author
Daniel Goleman: Author of Emotional Intelligence
Marina Abramovic: Artist and Founder of Marina Abramovic Institute (MAI)
Robert A.F. Thurman: Professor Emeritus; President, Tibet House US; Translator; Author
Jan Willis: Professor Emerita of Religious Studies, Wesleyan University
Greg Fischer: Mayor of Louisville, Kentucky
Pamela Ayo Yetunde: Founder, Buddhist Justice Reporter
Dr. Mark Hyman: Founding Director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine
Amishi Jha: Professor, University of Miami, Author of Peak Mind
Anne Lamott: Writer, Dusk, Night, Dawn: On Revival and Courage
Dr. Mark Epstein, MD: Psychiatrist and Author
Karen Brailsford: Author and Spiritual Guide, Author
of Sacred Landscapes of the Soul: Aligning with the Divine Wherever You Are
Wilson Hurley: Author of Compassion's Compass,
Strategies for Developing Insight, Kindness, and Empathy

Dr. Alberto Villoldo, PhD: Founder, The Four Winds Society, author of Grow a New Body
Christian Howard: Design Strategist and Teacher
Wasfia Nazreen: Activist, Explorer & Educator
Stephanie Kaza: Professor Emerita, University of Vermont
Melvin McLeod: Editor-in-Chief, Lion's Roar



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