Education Brings Equality, and More Wisdom from the Dalai Lama
by Jay London on October 15, 2012
in Events, In the News, Learning, Public Service
Commemorating the three-year anniversary of the Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at MIT, the Dalai Lama returned to Cambridge and Boston to discuss religion’s role in compassion and spirituality, and how religion intersects with science.
On Oct. 14, His Holiness delivered a talk, “Beyond Religion: Ethics, Values, & Wellbeing.” Moderated by longtime Boston news anchor Rev. Liz Walker, the talk featured responses from theologians Fr. Thomas Keating, a Trappist monk from Colorado, and Br. David Steindl-Rast, a Benedictine monk from New York City.
“‘Beyond Religion’ doesn’t mean that something is better than religion,” he says. “It means relying not just on faith, but on all religious traditions, with an emphasis on love, forgiveness, and compassion.”
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