Past events

The Dalai Lama Center is pleased to host information regarding occasional third party events which are in keeping with the mission and values of the Center. Click here to add your event.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
The Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education Floor 9, The Boardroom 1500 West Georgia St. Vancouver, BC V6G 2Z6

Join the Dalai Lama Center for a workshop dedicated to learning how to promote HEART-MIND WELL-BEING in children and youth!Heart-Mind well-being refers to the balance between educating the mind and educating the heart. While there is a great focus in our society on academic achievement, a growing body of research shows the positive impacts of developing our hearts – the way we relate to one another – and that social/emotional development helps to improve academic success.In our Heart-Mind Workshops we share current research, scientific knowledge, best practices and practical strategies related to the promotion of social and emotional development in children. more

Friday, October 2, 2015, 8:30am - Saturday, October 3, 2015, 1:00pm
Vancouver Convention Centre

Join us for the 3rd annual Heart-Mind Conference, October 2-3, 2015, in Vancouver, as we embark on an educational journey rich with insights for everyone who cares for or about children.Expand your network with educators, parents, health and wellness professionals, recreational and community leaders and others who want to help children flourish. Deepen your knowledge of how we teach and nurture our children as we explore Human Connection in a Digital World. more

Saturday, January 10, 2015, 9:30am - 3:15pm

The Dalai Lama Center facilitated a symposium at Mt. Pleasant Neighbourhood House with 19 community groups from across Vancouver about Heart-Mind well-being community projects. Each group had received funding from Windows of Opportunity, Success by 6, and the Province of BC to launch community-based programs for early childhood caregivers and parents focussed on promoting Heart-Mind well-being. The symposium was designed to guide and support project development, provide research to support implementation, and ensure each program achieves the desired outcomes. more

Monday, January 5, 2015, 9:30am - 3:30pm

The Dalai Lama Center was honoured to welcome back to Vancouver Dr. Peter Senge, a senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management and author of the seminal organizational management book, The Fifth Discipline. Dr. Senge was a panelist in dialogue with the Dalai Lama at the Heart-Mind Summit in Vancouver in October, 2014, and also moderated the DLC's Business Leaders Roundtable. (See video of Dr. Senge's presentation at the Heart-Mind Summit). more

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - Tuesday, December 16, 2014

We invite you to take the Heart-Mind Challenge. A 5-week exercise dedicated to each of the five positive human qualities that make up Heart-Mind Well-being. more

Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Vancouver Convention Centre (East)

   OCTOBER 21Heart-Mind SummitVancouver Convention Centre (East) 1:30 - 3:30 pm At the Heart-Mind Summit, the Dalai Lama will inspire us to Be The Village to expand a focus on heart-mind well being in children and youth in British Columbia. more

Thursday, May 8, 2014 - Saturday, May 10, 2014
Old Auditorium, UBC
Vancouver, BC

 Heart-Mind 2014 brought together scientists, educators, parents, out-of-school care providers, health and wellness professionals, recreation and community leaders - and all those who want to help children flourish. more

Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 7:00pm - Thursday, February 27, 2014, 5:00pm
SFU Woodwards, 149 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC

Empathy and compassion cannot be taught formally, but develop spontaneously in a child whose need for connection and contact are properly met. Explore the challenging topic of emotion, in both our children and ourselves with two leaders in childhood development. more

Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Surrey Arts Centre - Main Stage, 13570- 88 Avenue


Thursday, May 9, 2013 - Saturday, May 11, 2013
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC

  Heart-Mind 2013 brings together some of the leading minds in child development and contemplative practice - from scientific researchers to practitioners - to address the Dalai Lama's question, "How can we educate the hearts of children?" more