Telluride Institute News: Compassion Festival Tickets Now Available

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Compassion for a World in Crisis–the Navajo, Tibetan Buddhist, and neuroscientists' perspective

a TELLURIDE INSTITUTE IDEAS FESTIVAL

July 8 – 10, 2011 at the Sheridan Opera House and Wilkinson Public Library

Building on the overwhelming success and interest generated at the Language of the Mental Life conference in July of 2010, the Telluride Institute is proud to present "Compassion for a World in Crisis" in July 2011. The three-day event will bring together cutting-edge neuroscientists, Tibetan Buddhist practitioners, and teachers of Native American wisdom traditions for panel discussions, panels, question-and-answer sessions, ceremonies, film, Tibetan and Navajo markets, and the side-by-side creation of a sand painting and a sand mandala.

Experts from each field will describe and discuss with each other, and the audience, the workings of compassion in the world. Can compassion be taught? Can it be measured? How do compassion, ecology, peace, meditation relate to each other? What is the role of compassion in the wisdom traditions of Native Americans and Tibetan Buddhists? Those are some of the questions the festival guests will tackle.

Tickets and more information are available online. If you would like to volunteer for this event, please send an e-mail to:

compassionfestival@tellurideinstitute.org

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