Dalai Lama Donates $200,000 to the Mind & Life Institute

HHDL-AZ-TempletonSaint Paul’s Cathedral in London was packed on May 14 with news media, dignitaries, spiritual leaders, and general observers, who all came to watch the Dalai Lama become the 40th recipient of the Templeton Prize. The prize, given each year to the person who exemplifies, in the words of the prize’s founder, Sir John Templeton, […]

ML XX – Day 3 – The Conclusion

Altruism and Compassion in Economic Systems | Photo: Manuel BauerSession 5 The final session of ML XX began with Roshi Joan Halifax quoting His Holiness from years ago – “Compassion is not a luxury, it is a necessity for human beings to survive.” Moving on to the sole formal presentation of the session, William George of Harvard Business School spoke of compassionate, authentic leadership. […]

ML XX – Day 2

Session 3 “What are the recent most important findings from economic research which help us to understand how cooperation, how decision-making and prosocial behavior work?” This is how Gert Scobel of 3sat opened the introduction to Session 3 on Day 2. Lord Richard Layard of the London School of Economics, after discussing different situations where […]

ML XX – Day 1

After watching a great first day, I have taken some notes to share with the rest of you out there – enjoy! Session 1 Introductory remarks by Adam Engle, CEO and co-founder of the Mind & Life Institute, kicked off ML XX: Altruism and Compassion in Economics Systems. Rektor Andreas Fischer – the President of […]

ML XX: Ready for Day 1

After an intense day of discussion, the participants of Mind & Life XX: Altruism and Compassion in Economic Systems are ready for the opening of the conference tomorrow.  After so many months of preparation, the day has come to share with His Holiness and the audience the research and ideas that have been percolating.  We […]

Mind & Life XX – Live from Switzerland

Hey all,  I know it’s been a long time, but ML XX: Altruism and Compassion in Economics begins tomorrow here in Zurich, Switzerland.  All the participants have arrived.  Some are Mind and Life veterans, including Richie Davidson, Matthieu Ricard, Roshi Joan Halifax and John Dunne; others are all new to our dialogues – Joan Silk, […]

Sunday, April 5, 2009

matthieuIt is nightime here in Dharamsala and the meeting is at its maximum potential energy. The guests have all arrived and gathered this evening for an inaugural dinner. As we gathered outside on the veranda of the Chodor House to greet our guests, an enormous windstorm kicked up moving northward towards the Himalaya whose snow-capped […]