His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Monday morning opened the 33rd Mind & Life dialogue here in Dharamshala at the Main Temple, McLeod Ganj. His Holiness graced the gathering of around 200 scientists and philosophers from a diverse background of educational fields from around the world.
“His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the Honorary Chairman of the Mind & Life Institute, flanked by a galaxy of scientists and scholars of multidiscipline commenced the 33rd Mind & Life Dialogue here in Dharamshala today. Gathered at main temple of His Holiness the Dalai Lama were over 200 noted scientists, educational specialists, Buddhist scholars and philosophers representing diverse disciplines and countries.” said the report in the official website of Central Tibetan Administration.
The Mind & Life Dialogue will continue for the next five days under the gracious presence of His Holiness. The experts meet will discuss on secular ethics education initiatives while at the same time sharing ideas on methods to teaching basic human values such as love and compassion among the younger generation.
“The program will closely focus on social-emotional education and how compassion, ethics, and attention training can be more fully integrated into existing educational frameworks,” said the Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. “This very moment, when we are enjoying peace and comfort, another place on the same planet, same human beings in Syria, Yemen and African states are being killed. That is today’s world. We cannot ignore this thing. We can’t be indifferent. We cannot solve these problems immediately but if we make effort now, I think later part of the 21st century can be a little better”.
“Now, more than ever, we need sense of concern for other’s wellbeing, compassion on the basis of the sense of oneness of 7 billion human being. A universal framework of moral ethics that include both believers and non-believers,” His Holiness added according to the report.