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More on Compassion for Schools

The DLCC’s Compassion for Schools project announced here is progressing fast with several classes already in development. Further information about the initiative is provided below. The purpose of the Compassion for Schools project is to introduce secular ethics into primary and secondary education in the UK and beyond. Today’s world … Continue reading

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Ancient Wisdom: Modern World

Reflections on Professor Paul Lodge’s Michaelmas 2016 seminars on the Dalai Lama’s Ethics In Michaelmas term 2016, the Dalai Lama Centre for Compassion (DLCC) sponsored a public seminar series led by DLCC Fellow Professor Paul Lodge, based on the Dalai Lama’s 1999 book, Ancient Wisdom, Modern World: Ethics for a New … Continue reading

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Compassion for Schools

We are very pleased to announce a new and exciting project, Compassion for Schools. We are further delighted to announce that the project will be developed during the coming year in partnership with the renowned Dragon School in Oxford. Regular readers will recall that during August 2016, the Director of … Continue reading

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Personal Virtue and Economics

Reflections Professor Kenneth Stikkers’ October 28th lectures for the DLCC On Friday 28th of October I had the pleasure of hearing Professor Kenneth Stikkers speak on the philosophy of economics for the DLCC. Both of Professor Stikkers’ talks focussed on the question whether, contrary to classical economic theory, personal virtue has … Continue reading

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Compassion Talks at Brighton College

As part of a planned Compassion For Schools initiative, Alex Norman, Director DLCC, spent the morning of October 18th with children of various ages at Brighton College, speaking about the ethics of compassion. In his Assembly address, he described how as an infant the Dalai Lama was identified as the … Continue reading

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Compassion and the Moral Law

Compassion and the Moral Law Carl Hildebrand University College, University of Oxford Download PDF The idea of an ethics of compassion appeals powerfully to our common sense; it seems at once noble and nurturing, and to connect with our everyday experience of the moral life. How shall I respond to … Continue reading

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Monawar Hussain Joins DLCC Advisory Board

The DLCC is delighted to announce that Imam Monawar Hussain has agreed to join its board of advisors. Monawar read Theology at the University of Oxford and trained as an Imam under the late Shaykh Dr Zaki Badawi KBE. He is the Imam at Eton College and Muslim Chaplain and … 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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A Day With The Dalai Lama

Personal Reflections by the Director of Communications of the Dalai Lama Centre for Compassion. The energy and commitment that the Dalai Lama has – at the age of 80 – for inspiring compassionate action is quite simply astounding. On Tuesday, we had the pleasure of spending over four hours in … Continue reading

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