Bridging Worlds Event Schedule
A Human Approach to World Peace
His Holiness delivered a speech entitled “A Human Approach to World Peace.” This speech elaborated His Holiness' views on practical measures by which ordinary individuals can contribute to creating a peaceful, compassionate society through awareness of the increasing interdependence of the globalized world. Suggested reading for this event included His Holiness' Ethics for the New Millennium. This event was cosponsored with the Cornell Department of Anthropology.
His Holiness led an interfaith session entitled “Prayers for World Peace” at Ithaca's historic State Theatre. Cosponsored by Cornell United Religious Works, where Namgyal Monastery Institute of Buddhist Studies holds the Buddhist chaplaincy, this event included local representatives from many spiritual faiths. His Holiness places particular emphasis on the role of religious belief in human life and considers all faiths to provide answers appropriate to various dispositions. Suggested reading for this event included His Holiness' The Good Heart. This event was cosponsored with Cornell United Religious Work.
His Holiness taught the brief Eight Verses on Training the Mind, a classic text of the mind training (lojong) genre. This text is a personal favorite of His Holiness' and provides concise instruction on how to engage with the world in a more compassionate and idealistic way, whereby the ideal becomes the real. This fundamental mental transformation is based in traditional Tibetan Buddhist metaphysics and epistemology and presents rational, practical steps by which to change one's way of interacting with the world and oneself. Suggested reading for this event included His Holiness' Kindness, Clarity, and Insight. This event was cosponsored with Ithaca College.
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