Empathy and Compassion in Society: Professional Conference held by the Tenzin Gyatso Institute

Empathy and Compassion in Society is a professional conference held by the Tenzin Gyatso Institute, an organisation established to advance the Dalai Lama’s vision and principles, and a partnership of charities.

  • The Empathy and Compassion in Society conference presents:
  •  The latest research on how compassion can enhance our professional lives
  • Universal tools for cultivating empathy and compassion
  • Case studies of the efficacy of these methods



The conference is for professionals from all sectors, including those working in business, government, law, education, medicine, healthcare, and social services. 


The 2016 Guests of Honour will be Drs. Richard Davidson and Scilla Elworthy. Davidson is a world-renowned neuroscientist known for his gorundbreaking work on the effects of mindfulness and compassion on the brain. Elworthy is a human rights activist and founder of the Oxford Research Group, for which she was nominated three times for the Nobel Peace Prize.