His Holiness the Dalai Lama will visit Santa Clara University Feb. 24
for a day of discussion entitled "Compassion, Business, and Ethics: A
Dialogue with the Dalai Lama." The event is co-sponsored by the Markkula
Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University and Stanford's
Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama will visit Santa Clara University Feb. 24. SCU will livestream the event at scu.edu/dalailama. (Photo: Business Wire)
"As the Jesuit University of Silicon Valley, the faith-inspired values
of ethics and justice fuel what we do everyday. The Dalai Lama's
commitment to compassion and humanity are a perfect fit on our campus,"
says SCU President MichaelEngh, S.J. "We are eager to welcome him."
The Tibetan spiritual leader will explore the world of commerce, ethics,
and compassion in a conversation also featuring Lloyd Dean, the CEO of
San Francisco-based Dignity Health. Dean leads one of the country's
largest health care systems and is a reformer in the field.
"We expect a productive, enlightening, and inspirational examination of
these issues," says Kirk O. Hanson, executive director of SCU's ethics
center. "It will be an opportunity to advance our understanding whether
there is room for ethics and compassion in business."
His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, has visited the United
States regularly over the last 30 years, but this will be his first stop
at Santa Clara University. The 78-year-old peace advocate focuses on
three major commitments: promoting ethics and basic human values, the
fostering of interreligious harmony, and the welfare of the Tibetan
"All human beings are the same. We all want happiness and we do not want
suffering. Even people who do not believe in religion recognize the
importance of these human values in making their lives happier," the
Dalai Lama says on his website. "It is therefore important for all
religious traditions to respect one another and recognize the value of
each other's respective traditions."
A morning session entitled "Business, Ethics and Compassion: A Public
Dialogue" will take place at SCU's Leavey Event Center Feb. 24 at 10
a.m. Tickets go on sale to the public Jan. 28 at 9 a.m. and will be
available at scu.edu/dalailama
for $80 and $130. A number of complimentary tickets are allotted for the
SCU, Stanford, and Tibetan communities. The event is expected to sell
out, but livestreaming will be available at scu.edu/dalailama.
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