The Tenzin Gyatso Institute is named after the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, Tenzin Gyatso, whose message of compassion, religious harmony, and universal responsibility has inspired millions of people around the world. One of a small number of organizations in the United States with his direct support, the Institute aims to serve and advance the Dalai Lama's vision, principles, and values. Some of its main activities include hosting international Empathy and Compassion in Society conferences for professionals, and Youth Gatherings for students. Both events bring attendees together with renowned scientists, policy makers, and other world leaders to learn about cutting-edge research on empathy and compassion; develop skills for cultivating and applying these qualities in daily life; and discuss their benefits on both the individual and societal level.


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