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Conversations on Compassion with Thupten Jinpa

In this dialogue CCARE’s founder and director, Dr. James Doty, will ask Thupten Jinpa about his life’s work and what role compassion may have played. This event is an hour-long dialogue followed by questions from the audience.
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 available for pre-order  and  can be found in stores May 5.
“A Fearless Heart is a rare book that shows how the meeting of contemplative insights and practices with modern science can lead to offerings that are beneficial for everyone interested in deeper personal spiritual transformation. The book shows how such practices can have positive impact in our daily lives. I applaud my long-time English translator Thupten Jinpa for writing this timely book on compassion and its cultivation.” -The Dalai Lama



Thursday, May 21, 2015. 06:00 PM


Cubberley Auditorium


Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education


(650) 721-6142


Free admission. 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.