“A huge tapestry of human good-heartedness” is how Daniel Goleman described a conference entitled “Peacemaking: The Power of Nonviolence.” He was one of the organizers of this event, which brought sages of inner peace together with those on the front lines of social and political activism. “More prisons than schools is where this society is drifting,” Goleman continues. “It takes courage to say, ‘We could do it differently.'” High-level inspiration and practical means for change catalyze each other in an incredible confluence of voices here. This second day of the conference features the Dalai Lama of Tibet, Michael Meade, youth participants Luciano Pesci, Sasha Kellnor-Rogers and Ruth Santos, Jack Kornfield and Sharon Salzberg.
H.H. The Dalai Lama: Recognized at the age of two as the reincarnation of the thirteenth Dalai Lama, Tensin Gyatso was brought to Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, and, and enthroned two years later as the fourteenth Dlai Lama. As Tibet’s leader-in-exile, he has worked tirelessly not only on behalf of the Tibetan people but as a voice for human rights worldwide. Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989, His Holiness is today universally acknowledged as one of the world’s preeminent spiritual leaders. He is the author of An Open Heart (Little Brown and Company 2001) and The Art of Happiness (Rivewrhead Books 1998).
Topics Explored in this Dialogue:
- How peace is a fulfillment of human nature
- What sparked this extraordinary gathering
- Why every personís effort counts
- What todayís youth need from adults
- The difference between ìeldersî and ìelderlyî
- Insight meditation for developing inner peace
- Humor, humility and storytelling as tools for peace
- When the Tibetan monks met the San Quentin Gospel Choir
- The soft power where inner quiet meets outer action
Program Number: 2636 Host: Michael Toms Interview Date: 6/10/1997