Rathbun Visiting Fellow, 2010

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

His Holiness the Dalai Lama visited Stanford in October 2010, hosted jointly by the Office for Religious Life and the Stanford School of Medicine to discuss compassion, altruism, and what it means to lead a meaningful life. As the third Rathbun Visiting Fellow, the Dalai Lama’s version of “Harry’s Last Lecture” relayed stories and parables to encourage peaceful understanding and emphasized that moral ethics do not need to be based on a specific religious faith.

The Dalai Lama was born as Lhamo Dhondup on July 6, 1935, in rural Tibet. He was named the 14th Dalai Lama when he was 2 years old. He is the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989 and the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian award in the United States, in 2007. He continues to advocate for Tibetans inside and outside Tibet.

Video of his Last Lecture, delivered on October 14, 2010, in Stanford Memorial Church can be viewed below or on the Stanford Channel on YouTube or on Stanford on iTunes U.

Related articles:

“Dalai Lama spreads compassion, advice on first day of visits,” The Stanford Daily, October 16, 2010

The Dalai Lama at Stanford collection of videos

“Dalai Lama talks meditation with Stanford scientist,” The Stanford Daily, October 18, 2010


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