The Tenzin Gyatso Institute, named after the 14th Dalai Lama, has been established to put into action his principles and ideals, including the values of compassion, religious harmony and universal responsibility. The Institute works in particular to further the dialogue between the Tibetan Buddhist wisdom tradition and the humanistic and scientific traditions of the West, through the Tenzin Gyatso Scholars Program. The Institute also promotes the practices of training the mind in compassion, for which the Dalai Lama is recognized around the world. It is the lead partner of the Empathy and Compassion in Society.
The Charter for Compassion is a cooperative effort to restore not only compassionate thinking but, more importantly, compassionate action to the center of religious, moral and political life. Supported by leading thinkers from many traditions, the Charter transcends religious, ideological, and national differences and activates the Golden Rule around the world. The Charter for Compassion is the result of Karen Armstrong’s 2008 TED Prize wish and made possible by the support of the Fetzer Institute.
Action for Happiness is a movement of people who are taking action in their personal lives, homes, workplaces and communities, to help create a happier society for everyone. We’re bringing together thousands of like-minded people, including parents, teachers, managers, community leaders, volunteers, policy makers, health and well-being experts and many others too. We provide information, inspiration and resources to help them make a difference, all based on the latest scientific evidence.
The Spiritual Care Programme has trained healthcare professionals in compassionate presence worldwide since 1993. We work with hospitals, hospices and universities, and have trained more than 30,000 healthcare professionals and volunteers in all areas of healthcare and social services. The program originally specialised in training those working and volunteering in end-of-life care, and supports many people facing serious illness, death, or bereavement, and their families. We now offer a professional training curriculum with a main focus on the integration of mindfulness, meditation and compassion to cultivate authentic communication and compassionate presence.