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Compassion and the Legacy of Solidarity

Solidarity during the times of solidarnosc

A reflection on the international seminar “The Treasure of Solidarity: Lessons for Europe”. This month representatives from the DLCC were invited to Brussels to attend an international seminar on the legacy of the great Polish working-class revolution of the 1980s – Solidarność. Gathered in the Polish Embassy, a matter of … Continue reading

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Is the Internet Making Us Less Compassionate?

In a recent TED talk, Monica Lewinsky expressed the view that the internet might be making us less compassionate. Lewinsky explains how she was one of the first people to be trolled en masse by a nascent internet.  Her 18-minute talk, entitled “The Price of Shame” describes how she was … Continue reading

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The Surprising Truth About Volunteering

A recent thread on The Student Room asked whether or not it is a good idea to volunteer in a charity shop. Just about every reply focused on the fact that it was good for CV brownie points. In fact, this reason was mentioned far more than those warm, fuzzy … Continue reading

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Compassion at the Interface of Self and Other

Any writer is familiar with the feeling of spending so long looking at a word on the page that it appears to be spelled incorrectly, even though they know it to be correct. Sartre describes the sensation of looking at your hand and it no longer appears to be the … Continue reading

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A Christmas Message From The Dalai Lama Centre For Compassion

In the run up to this Christmas, with the shopping mania intensifying, there seemed to be a greater emphasis than ever on the materialistic (since when was Black Friday a UK thing?), while at the same time many of my friends and family have never felt more lacklustre at the … Continue reading

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Seminar: Krause’s Panentheism and its Ethical Implications

Seminar: ‘Krause’s Panentheism and its Ethical Implications’.  16th January 2015, 3-5pm The Aquinas Seminar Room, 17 Beaumont Street, Oxford. Dr. Dr. Benedikt Göcke will be running a seminar on 16th January entitled ‘Krause’s Panentheism and its Ethical Implications’. Benedikt Göcke is a former Junior Research Fellow of Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford. … Continue reading

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FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR

In his best-selling manifesto for a more compassionate society, ETHICS FOR THE NEW MILLENNIUM, the Dalai Lama makes a startling claim. He says that, fundamentally, human nature is compassionate. In support of this claim, the Dalai Lama points out that increasing numbers of scientific studies provide compelling evidence to support … Continue reading

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Conference Videos

All the footage from our first conference is now up on the videos page of the website. The videos are as follows: Alexander Norman: Welcome and Introduction The DALAI LAMA CENTRE FOR COMPASSION is a non-confessional, interdisciplinary research centre and policy think-tank. Its foremost concern is to research compassion and … Continue reading

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