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More on the Dalai Lama and peace

You might have seen my post on the Dalai Lama and Peace .  Well, today I came across the site of his foundation:  The Dalai Lama Foundation .

“OVERVIEW

About the Foundation: Established in 2002, with the Dalai Lama’s endorsement and advice, by a core founding group including long-time friends of the Dalai Lama and members of the Silicon Valley business community. We have received a letter from His Holiness with an invitation to all to join us in our work. Participation is open to all, and we warmly welcome anyone who wishes to support the Dalai Lama’s vision for a better world to join with us.

The foundation is a non-profit, charitable organization, with a board of directors and paid and volunteer staff. The foundation is international in scope, with a growing network of independent National Committees that includes Canada, Japan, Russia and Nigeria. Our headquarters is in Redwood City, California, USA.

Our Programs: Our main program focus is in the area of education, promoting and developing projects and curricula for ethics and peace. Our efforts in the curriculum area are guided by an advisory board of professional educators. Our initial offering was a Study Guide for the Dalai Lama’s book Ethics for the New Millennium. This guide is available for downloading by anyone wishing to form a study circle to engage in their own exploration of values and ethics. That was followed by modules and curriculum for The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama. You will find a wide range of resources for ethics and peace listed throughout our web site, including books and videos, resources for youth, and a knowledgebase with links to thousands of selected resources.

Our Partners: The foundation partners with other organizations on initiatives related to education for ethics and peace. Current collaborations include the Ahimsa Center at California Polytechnic University at Pomona, the Women of Tibet Film Project, The Missing Peace: The Dalai Lama Portrait Project, Educators for Nonviolence, and the AirJaldi Summit. We also provide support, on a modest scale, for special projects, including the Sera Mey Tsawa Khangtsen Project and the Tibetan-Himalayan Healthcare Project.”

Here is the Amazon link for the book Ethics for the New Millennium, and you can download the free study quide for the book (in several languages!) here.

All good stuff, and I certainly applaud the Dalai Lama’s commitment to peace education.

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January 26, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , ,

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