an insightful dialogue with
VENERABLE TENZIN PRIYADARSHI
on Tuesday 1st March 2016 at 6.30 PM
"If there is no stillness, there is no silence.
If there is no silence, there is no insight.
If there is no insight, there is no clarity"
With these inspiring words from The Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi, we welcome you to an evening of an insightful and reflective dialogue on "Buddhism - its teachings of compassion, mindfulness, equanimity amongst others.
We are hoping for the audience to hold this space as one of open dialogue and positive discussion with The Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi.
Note: As we have limited seating capacity you are requested to kindly register at the earliest by filling out the form below:
Tenzin Priyadarshi (The Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi) is the President and CEO of the Dalai Lama Center for Ethics & Transformative Values. at the MIT. He is the Director of the Ethics Initiative at the MIT Media Lab. He also serves as the founding President of the Prajnopaya Foundation, a worldwide humanitarian Organization.
Priyadarshi lectures internationally on Buddhist philosophy, ethics, leadership, and socio-political issues.
In 2009 Priyadarshi founded the Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at MIT to design and disseminate innovative programs on teaching secular ethics and human values. The decision to name this center was based on the Dalai Lama's commitment to human wellbeing and the fact that he was named as a top global leader in a survey in 2008. The Center for Ethics has 6 Nobel Peace Laureates as its founding members and its programs run in 5 countries while poised for a global reach.
Together with Joi Ito, director of the MIT Media Lab, he is promoting the contribution that awareness and focus can bring to the creativity process. Priyadarshi was also involved with designing the Vocal Vibrations exhibit with Tod Machover, Neri Oxman, along with David Edwards of the Le Laboratoire, Paris.
He is regarded as an influential teacher in the rimé (non-sectarian) movement within Tibetan Buddhism, like his predecessor. He founded the Prajnopaya Institute to create an avenue for critical study and practice of Buddhist philosophy within Europe and North America. To promote contemplative programs in North America, he founded Bodhimarga, a CyberDharma community with satellite locations in various parts of North America and Asia.