Empathy and Compassion in Society is a Project of the Tenzin Gyatso Institute

Tenzin Gyatso Institute
The  Tenzin Gyatso Institute, named after the 14th Dalai Lama, was established to put into action the Dalai Lama's principles and ideals, including his values of compassion, religious harmony, and universal responsibility. The Institute works to faciliate dialogue between the Tibetan Buddhist wisdom tradition and the humanistic and scientific traditions of the West through its Tenzin Gyatso Scholars Program. The Institute also promotes practices of training the mind in compassion, taught around the world by the Dalai Lama. www.tenzingyatsoinstitute.org
2016 Host Organization
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Mindfulness Norway - the Norwegian Association for Mindfulness is a nonprofit organisation that aims to contribute to the development of mindfulness in education, healthcare, and business. It promotes mindfulness on both organizational and societal levels. The association also offers its members information and opportunities to cultivate their own practice of presence. nfon.no
Founding Partners 
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The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford University School of Medicine was founded in 2008 to promote, support, and conduct rigorous scientific studies of compassion and altruistic behaviour. CCARE investigates methods of cultivating compassion and promoting altruism within individuals and broader society through research, scientific collaborations, and academic conferences. CCARE also provides a compassion cultivation programme and teacher training, as well as educational public events and programmes. ccare.stanford.edu
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The Charter for Compassion is a cooperative effort to restore not only compassionate thinking but also, most importantly, compassionate action to the center of religious, moral and political life. Supported by leading thinkers from many traditions, the Charter strives to transcend religious, ideological, and national differences and activate the Golden Rule around the world. The Charter for Compassion is the result of Karen Armstrong’s 2008 TED Prize wish and made possible by support from the Fetzer Institute. www.charterforcompassion.org
Spiritual Care Programme
The Spiritual Care Programme has trained healthcare professionals in compassionate presence worldwide since 1993. The programme works with hospitals, hospices, and universities, and has trained more than 30,000 healthcare professionals and volunteers in all areas of healthcare and social services. It originally specialised in training those working and volunteering in end-of-life care, and supports many people facing serious illness, death, or bereavement, and their families. The programme now offers a professional training curriculum with a main focus on the integration of mindfulness, meditation and compassion to cultivate authentic communication and compassionate presence.  www.spcare.org
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Mind with Heart is an international charity based in the UK, dedicated to equipping young people with the social and emotional skills necessary to develop their own well-being and help build a more sustainable society. Mind with Heart offers a complete social and emotional learning curriculum for KS3, KS4 and Sixth Form; a whole-school approach to cultivating mindfulness and empathy; trainings and events for all education professionals, including teachers, youth workers, lecturers and policy-makers; and packs and videos to support youth and student events on the role of empathy and compassion in society. www.mindwithheart.org.uk
Supporting Partners 
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