Educating the Heart

Friday, September 8, 2006, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver Dialogues

Love and compassion are beneficial both for you and for others. Through your kindness toward others, your mind and heart will open to peace.

This session begins with remarks by the Dalai Lama on educating the heart, followed by discussions on the themes of teaching compassion and educating the emotions. The discussions are intended to help clarify the aims and explore the foundations of educating the heart and to focus on teaching compassion and empathy.


Martin Brokenleg - Vancouver School of Theology
William Damon - Stanford University
Mary Gordon, OC - Founder/President, Roots of Empathy
Mark Greenberg - Penn State College of Health and Human Development
Clyde Hertzman - University of British Columbia
Tim Shriver - Chair of the Special Olympics
Kim Schonert-Reichl - Dialogue Chair, University of British Columbia
Maria Lerose - Moderator, Facilitator
Rob Tierney - Dean of Education, University of British Columbia
Chris Kelly - Superintendent, Vancouver School Board
Lorne Mayencourt - MLA