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"My religion is kindness," the Dalai Lama famously says. The Center embraces this ethos and His Holiness’ belief that each of us has a responsibility to "develop a warm heart, cultivate compassion and work for peace within oneself and in the world."
"Educating the heart" is the Center’s tag line. The Center will provide a learning environment that cultivates mindfulness: the integration of mind, body, and spirit. It will encourage heightened awareness within of our inner potential through diverse practices of art. And it will provide a venue for creative interpretation of the world’s many wisdom traditions.
By bringing peace into our own lives, the Center will help to bring peace into the world.
The Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education educates the heart and fosters compassion through creative learning, facilitating and applying research, and connecting people and ideas.
The Center encourages values such as compassion, forgiveness, tolerance, contentment and self-discipline through engagement with the community. These are the values that contribute to peace and harmony locally, nationally and globally. We believe that most people embrace and recognize the importance of these values, but often don’t know how to access the information and guidance they seek to bring them into their lives. We will help them do that.
The Center seeks, in all of its activities, to reflect values of compassion, mutual understanding, inner well-being, mindfulness, creativity, peacefulness, warm heartedness, aspiration and interconnectedness.