Seeds of Compassion ’08

Spirituality & Youth Dialogue:
Interspiritual Panel Discussion
With His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and other spiritual leaders
April 15, 2008 

Anchored by the deep wisdom of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, this community–focused event celebrated and explored the relationships, programs and tools that nurture and empower children, families and communities to be compassionate members of society. Due to other travel, I was able to attend only one day of this historic 5-day event. But it was a great blessing to be a part of it.
See the images from the 2008 conference below.

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Morning Session starting point: What propels youth to compassionate action?
His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Dr. Rob Bell, Sister Joan Chittister, Jasmit Singh Kochar, Dr. Ingrid Mattson, Rabbi David Rosen, Pravrajika Vrajaprana. Moderator: Roshi Joan Halifax

Afternoon Session starting point: How can spiritual communities inspire compassionate action in their members?
Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Sheikh Ahmed Tijani Ben Omar, Bishop Stephen Charleston, Linda Kavelin-Popov, Reverend Samuel B. McKinney, Doug Pagitt, Father William Treacy, Shelia Evans-Tranumn. Moderator: Steven Shankman