Written by Clifton B. Parker.
Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education co-sponsored the Dalai Lama’s visit to Silicon Valley for a talk on business, ethics and compassion. It highlighted recent achievements at Stanford’s center, which continues to make research progress in the “science of compassion” while calling attention to the importance of well-being in our society.
The message that the Dalai Lama brought to Silicon Valley was simple but profound – be kind and compassionate to other human beings. It’s good for them, and good for you, he said.
The Dalai Lama’s Feb. 24 visit to Santa Clara University highlighted progress and achievements at Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education, which co-sponsored the event. The Dalai Lama is a founding benefactor of the Stanford center.
James Doty, the founder and director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education, moderated the conversation between Tibet’s spiritual leader and Lloyd Dean, CEO of San Francisco-based Dignity Health. The topic: commerce, ethics and compassion. It was a discussion particularly important in the epicenter of innovation known as Silicon Valley.
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