compassion, collaboration & cooperation iN transistion
The key to a happy world is thinking of well-being at the global level.
Our sense of global responsibility will come only though our sense of concern for the
well-being of others. He continues that when we think of well-being, we must think
of it as the well-being of the whole of humanity.
This video captures the essence of the Dalai Lama’s message: we are all the same
human being. Spoken by the Dalai Lama and presented by a diverse group of
36 Australians, the video shows that that we are mentally, emotionally and physically
the same, all 7 billion of us.
What does it mean to be human? That was the theme of San Francisco’s
aptly named “Being Human” conference, held at the Palace of Fine Arts the
last weekend in March. Convened by the Baumann Foundation, whose
mission is to foster greater clarity about the human condition through
dialogue between contemplatives and scientists, the conference was also
influenced by the California Institute of Integral Studies (the country’s
foremost alternative academic university) and the Mind & Life institute
(a research institute investigating the human mind through both science
and contemplation). For those who are interested in the deeper dimensions
of the human experiment and curious what the expansion of scientific
knowledge tells us about how we might help move human culture forward,
Being Human was definitely the place to be in late March.
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