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Compassion and Naturalism

In the run up to HH the Dalai Lama’s second official visit to the DLCC we are publishing short reflections from DLCC Fellows on His Holiness’ previous visit and the aims of the Centre. The following is from philosopher, Dr Dr Benedikt Paul Göcke: There is more to life than … Continue reading

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Ethics in the Twenty-First Century

In 2016 The Dalai Lama Centre for Compassion will begin a project on the theme of Ethics in the Twenty-First Century. This project aims to identify and address the central challenges to common ethical understanding in the modern world. Project Outline   Ethics is the bedrock of what universities teach, not … Continue reading

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Taking Three Commitments: An Experiment in Ethical Living

Just over a month ago I my exchanged life as an Oxford academic for that of a volunteer teacher and free-lance writer based in a small hill-station in central India, where my wife and I are home-schooling our two children. It is a big change, and we are still finding … Continue reading

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True and False Mysticism in Leibniz

On Tuesday 24th November, 12:30-14:00 the Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities will host DLCC Senior Research Fellow, Paul Lodge to deliver a talk entitled ‘True and False Mysticism in Leibniz’. Please see here for further details. The question of Leibniz’s relationship to mysticism has been a topic of some … Continue reading

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Being Mortal, Review Essay

Atul Gawande, Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, Metropolitan Books, 2014, $15.60 (Hbk), ISBN 9780805095159 Michael Hawking University of Michigan Download PDF Modern medical advances have lengthened the human life span, such that it is now longer than it has been at any point in human history. … Continue reading

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Compassion and World Affairs

Several events over the course of my Masters Degree at Oxford have taught me about the role of compassion in our lives, and indeed the various understandings and definitions of the term. In November 2014 I attended a conference hosted by the Dalai Lama Centre for Compassion in Oxford, which … Continue reading

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The Dalai Lama Meets Oxford’s School Children

On the morning of Monday 14th September 2015, one hundred and eighty schoolchildren along with some thirty schoolteachers from around Oxford, were invited by the DLCC to meet and interact with His Holiness the Dalai Lama at Rhodes House, in what turned out to be a heart-warming and joyous occasion … Continue reading

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Nicola Walton joins Advisory Board of the DLCC

The DLCC is very pleased to announce that Nicola Walton has joined its Advisory Board. Nicola Walton is a writer, lecturer and author, specialising in finance. She advises other charities in Oxford on corporate development in her role as a trustee on the patrons board at the Ashmolean Museum of … Continue reading

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Richard Moore to Become Honorary Fellow of the DLCC

We are delighted to announce that Richard Moore, founder of Children in Crossfire has joined the DLCC as its latest Honorary Fellow. In 1972, aged 10 whilst on his way home from school, Richard Moore was blinded by a rubber bullet fired at point blank range into his face in … Continue reading

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Video: His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s visit to Oxford

Footage of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s visit to Oxford on September 14th, 2015 is now available and can be viewed below. For more videos of the Dalai Lama’s visit to Oxford and many other events of the DLCC please visit our media page. In this afternoon session the Dalai … Continue reading

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