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Perspectives on Compassion in Islam

Perspectives on Compassion in Islam Imam Ibrahim Amin Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies     Bismillāh ar-Raḥmān ar-Raḥīm In the name of God, the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful This is the standard invocation, of Divine authorship according to the Islamic tradition, with which Muslims are encouraged to initiate not … Continue reading

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Empathy and the Constitution of the Self

Empathy and the Constitution of the Self in the Philosophy of Edith Stein Nikolas Prassas Dalai Lama Centre for Compassion Download PDF   The purpose of this paper is a modest one. I mean to offer an analysis of the concept of empathy as it is presented in the work … Continue reading

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How Glastonbury Reacted To The Dalai Lama

They say that nobody is as big as Glastonbury. Not Mick Jagger, not Kanye West, not even Lionel Ritchie can compete with the 5-day celebration of life, music, freedom and creativity that is Glastonbury Festival. Would the Dalai Lama be any different? Would he be just another face in an … Continue reading

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The Future of Compassion

Reflections on Dr Thupten Jinpa’s June 18th talk for the DLCC. It was with great pleasure that the Dalai Lama Centre for Compassion hosted Dr Thupten Jinpa last month to speak about his most recent book A Fearless Heart: How the Courage to be Compassionate can Transform our Lives. Addressing … Continue reading

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The Dalai Lama Wins Hearts and Minds at Glastonbury

A report from Glastonbury Festival by Communications intern, Issie Lakin (Year 10, Alcester Academy). The morning of Sunday the 28th of June at Glastonbury music festival was quiet, with a sense of mystery in the air as rumours whispered through the tents and anticipation heightened. At 10.30am via worthyFM, the … Continue reading

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Comparative Moral Philosophy

A Reflection on Imam Ibrahim Amin’s Talk for the DLCC. The Dalai Lama Centre for Compassion has recently been fortunate to host Imam Ibrahim Amin for a seminar on understandings of compassion in the Islamic tradition, at which he was joined by a number of Oxford philosophers and scholars of … Continue reading

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Marina Cantacuzino to become Honorary Fellow of the DLCC

We are delighted to announce that Marina Cantacuzino, founder of the Forgiveness Project, will be joining the Dalai Lama Centre for Compassion as an Honorary Fellow. Ms Cantacuzino, who began her career as a freelance journalist, became drawn to the issue of forgiveness and the struggle for reconciliation during the … Continue reading

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Thupten Jinpa, A Fearless Heart

On June 18th 2015 the Dalai Lama Centre for Compassion hosted the distinguished Tibetan philosopher and chief English translator for His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Thuptem Jinpa to speak about his new book A Fearless Heart. In this book Jinpa shows us how compassion can reduce stress and lead to … Continue reading

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Journey Into Compassion

  The exams are coming to a close and students are looking forward to summer here in Oxford.  Our intrepid intern, Caroline Ivimey-Parr has just got back from holidays in India, so we asked her to reflect on how we might remain compassionate whilst travelling in far-flung climbs this summer.  Here … Continue reading

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Imam Ibrahim Amin, Compassion in Islam

On June 18th the Dalai Lama Centre will host Imam Ibrahim Amin of the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies for a morning seminar. Imam Amin will deliver a talk introducing perspectives on compassion in Islam. This event is one of an ongoing series of talks examining compassion across traditions. The … Continue reading

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