Mission and values

Committed to Educating the Heart

"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.


Compassionate children in a peaceful world.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to educate the hearts of children by informing, inspiring and engaging the communities around them.


  • Compassion
  • Kindness
  • Respect
  • Inclusion
  • Responsibility
  • Altruism
  • Generosity 

These are the human qualities that contribute to peace and harmony locally, nationally and globally. We believe that most people embrace and recognize the importance of these qualities, and are seeking ways to access the information and guidance to bring them into their lives. The Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education is uniquely positioned to make those connections and build capacity in those who are closest to our children.