The Center for Contemplative Science and Compassion-Based Ethics at Emory University will host a live webinar with His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Tuesday, Dec. 8. A discussion titled “The Necessity of Compassion for the Survival of Humanity” will feature the Dalai Lama in conversation with Melani A. Walton, co-founder of the Rob and Melani Walton Foundation, and Dr. Sanjay Gupta, chief medical correspondent for CNN.

The webcast begins at 10:30 p.m. EST on Dec. 8 — Dec. 9 at 9 a.m. India Standard Time — and will be simulcast in 14 languages. It is free of charge and open to anyone who’d like to participate. Advance registration is encouraged at https://compassionshift.emory.edu.

“With so many urgent concerns impacting our world, the time is right to start a global conversation about the importance of compassion,” said Lobsang Tenzin Negi, the executive director of Emory University’s Center for Contemplative Science and Compassion-Based Ethics. “For more than 20 years, we’ve been working with His Holiness the Dalai Lama on programs and research that illustrate the positive effects of compassion. Our goal is to promote an understanding of the benefits of compassion and to provide programs to cultivate it across all sectors of society.”

The webinar will focus on the role compassion can play in developing a more sustainable future for humanity. It is the first event of The Compassion Shift, an initiative to advance a global culture of compassion, based at Emory University.

The Center for Contemplative Science and Compassion-Based Ethics at Emory University will host a live webinar with His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Dec. 8 (Photo: Emory University)

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