FacebookTwitter

BLOGS

Compassion and Mourning

Compassion and Mourning: the costs and benefits of emotional involvement Emotional involvement in others’ suffering comes at a cost. An obvious example is the ‘compassion fatigue’ felt by care-workers who have to deal with the emotional strain caused by exposure to human suffering on a daily basis. This kind of experience is … Continue reading

Posted in BLOGS | Tagged , , , , , , | Posted on by Ralph Weir

Compassion in Action Conference

On Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th of September 2017 the Director of the DLCC, Alex Norman, accompanied by a small group of DLCC personnel attended Children in Crossfire’s (CiC) Compassion in Action conference, a celebration of the charity’s 20 years of activities. Children in Crossfire was founded by DLCC Fellow, … Continue reading

Posted in BLOGS, NEWS | Tagged , , , , , | Posted on by Ralph Weir

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

Posted in BLOGS | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Posted on by Ralph Weir

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

Posted in BLOGS | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Posted on by Ralph Weir

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

Posted in BLOGS | Tagged , , , , , , | Posted on by DLCC

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

Posted in BLOGS | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Posted on by DLCC

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

Posted in BLOGS | Tagged , , , , , , | Posted on by DLCC

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

Posted in BLOGS | Tagged , , , , | Posted on by Kerry Smallman

His Holiness’ Address to the Fellows of the DLCC

It was my great privilege to attend an address delivered by His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama to the fellows of the DLCC at Rhodes House, Oxford, earlier this week. Accompanied by the Director of the DLCC, Alexander Norman, and his translator, Geshe Tashe Tsering, His Holiness ranged … Continue reading

Posted in BLOGS | Tagged , , , , , | Posted on by Nikolas Prassas

His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Visit to the DLCC Photo Gallery

On Monday the 14th of September 2015 His Holiness the Dalai Lama visited the Dalai Lama Centre for Compassion for its official inauguration. A selection of pictures from the day’s events may be viewed below.                         Related posts: The … Continue reading

Posted in BLOGS, EVENTS, NEWS | Tagged , , , , , , | Posted on by DLCC