Dialogues with the Dalai Lama
2017 Mind & Life Dialogues
Mind & Life Dialogues are conversations between His Holiness the Dalai Lama and leading scientists and scholars, addressing critical issues of modern life at the intersection of scientific and contemplative understanding. The Dialogues began in 1987 as intimate discussions and have grown to include large public and private events at locations around the world. In 2017, Mind & Life will present two Dialogues, including an historic visit by the Dalai Lama to Africa.
Mind & Life Dialogue in Botswana
“Botho/Ubuntu: A Dialogue on Spirituality, Science and Humanity with the Dalai Lama”
Date: 17 – 19 August 2017
Location: Gaborone, Botswana
Venue: University of Botswana Indoor Sports Centre
The Botswana Dialogue brings African humanitarian and spiritual leaders, scholars and healers into conversation with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and international neuroscientists about the African worldview of Botho/Ubuntu, during five sessions followed by a public address in the University of Botswana’s new state-of-the-art arena.
Defining humanity through our connections with one another, Botho/Ubuntu is expressed as: “I am because you are,” a view that is reflected also in the Dalai Lama’s teachings. Examining African values and healing practices in light of new scientific research on social connection and trauma, the Dialogue in Botswana explores the potential of Botho/Ubuntu as a framework for healing the legacy and trauma of wars and colonialism, and advancing social justice and women’s equality.
Mind & Life Dialogue in Montréal
“Reimagining Human Flourishing: New Sciences of Mind and Applications in Healthcare and Education”
The Mind & Life Dialogue in Montréal is a private event, but His Holiness the Dalai Lama will address the public at Montréal’s Bell Centre on 20 October 2017. Ticket information for the public address will be posted here after 22 May 2017.
Date: 19 – 21 October 2017
Location: Montréal, Québec
Venue: Museum of Fine Arts
Tickets: By Invitation Only
The Mind & Life Dialogue with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, hosted in partnership with the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts, has a threefold theme:
- Applications of prosocial education, social-emotional learning and compassion in K-12 school settings;
- Clinical applications of mindfulness and compassion-based practices in healthcare and well-being;
- The new sciences of mind, particularly recent findings in neuroscience and cognitive science by Canadian research scientists.