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Conversations on Compassion with Thupten Jinpa

  • Thursday, May 21, 2015  6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

The Center for Compassion & Altruism Research & Education presents...

"Conversations on Compassion with Dr. James Doty and Thupten Jinpa"

Thupten Jinpa is a former monk and has been the principal English translator to H.H. the Dalai Lama for nearly thirty years. Trained as a Geshe in the Tibetan tradition Jinpa also holds a BA and PhD from Cambridge University, where he worked as a research fellow. As a visiting scholar at Stanford University, Jinpa was a founding member of CCARE and the principal author of Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT). His published works include translations of numerous books by the Dalai Lama such as Ethics for the New Millennium and Beyond Religion, as well as his own work Self, Reality and Reason in Tibetan Philosophy and the forthcoming A Fearless Heart: How the Courage to be Compassionate Can Transform Our Lives.  He is an adjunct professor of religious studies at McGill University, president of the Institute of Tibetan Classics, and chairman of the Mind and Life Institute, which is dedicated to promoting dialogues and collaborations between the sciences and contemplative knowledge, especially Buddhism.  He lives in Montreal with his wife and daughters.

His new book, A Fearless Heart, teaches, argues, and inspires, filled with remarkable stories of transformations that have resulted from the practice of compassion, including the author’s extraordinary personal experience as well; from a monastery in India, to fatherhood in Montreal, and all the lessons learned in between. A Fearless Heart is now available to order here and can be found in stores.

*Event Update: Stanford Bookstore will be selling copies of A Fearless Heart at the event, and Jinpa will be signing books after the talk.

Registrants: Be sure to arrive before 5:45 to ensure guaranteed seating. It is recommended you bring a paper or electronic copy of your emailed registration confirmation to the event.

*Registration is required for access to seating before the event starts. Non-registrants are still welcome to attend. Any available seats will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis once the event begins.
Contact Information
Jessica Waala
Phone: 650-723-8599
Cubberley Auditorium
485 Lasuen Mall
Stanford, CA 94305
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