Live Webcasts: Mind and Life XXIII – Ecology, Ethics and Interdependence

Live Webcasts: Mind and Life XXIII – Ecology, Ethics and Interdependence

This meeting with His Holiness the Dalai Lama will be a dialogue between contemplative scholars, activists and ecological scientists that will discuses the interconnection between individual choices and environmental consequences. There will live broadcasts of the dialogue from His Holiness’s office in Dharamsala, India, on October 17-21, 2011. Live webcast can be viewed here.

Schedule – All times Indian Standard Time (GMT+5.30)

The sessions will be available for streaming and download after the event at

Moderator: Daniel Goleman

Session 1, October 17th Morning: Human Impact on Global Systems for Sustaining Life
Presenter: Diana Liverman
Time: 9:00am – 11:30am

Session 2, October 17th Afternoon: Interdependence Between the Environment and Our Health: Risk and Opportunities
Presenter: Jonathan Patz
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Session 3, October 18th Morning: Industrial Ecology – Connecting Everyday Activity to Planetary Crisis
Presenters: Gregory Norris, Matthieu Ricard
Time: 9:00am – 11:30am

Moderator: John Dunne

Session 4, October 18th Afternoon: Environmental Ethics – What is at Stake?
Presenter: Clare Palmer
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Session 5, October 19th Morning: A Role for Theology – Models of God, the World, and the Self
Presenter: Sallie McFague
Time: 9:00am – 11:30am

Session 6, October 19th Afternoon: A Buddhist Perspective and Open Discussion
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Moderator: Roshi Joan Halifax

Session 7, October 20th Morning: The Psychology of Action and Behavior Change
Presenter: Elke Weber
Time: 9:00am – 11:30am

Session 8, October 20th Afternoon:  A Buddhist Perspective on the Psychology of Action and Behavior Change
Presenter: Thupten Jinpa
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm


Session 9, October 21st Morning: The Skillful Means of Activism
Presenter: Dekila Chungyalpa
Time: 9:00am – 11:30am

Session 10, October 21st: To Be Determined
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

For times in your area, 9:00am October 17th in Dharamsala, India, is the same as 8:30pm in October 16th in Los Angeles, California, USA.


1.Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet

2. Dekila Chungyalpa, M.A., is the World Wildlife Fund US Director for the newly launched Sacred Earth Program.

3. John Dunne, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Religion at Emory University

4. Daniel Goleman, Ph.D., is a co-founder of the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning at the University of Illinois, and co-director of the Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations at Rutgers University.

5. Roshi Joan Halifax, Ph.D., is founder, Abbot, and Head Teacher of Upaya Institute and Zen Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

6. Thupten Jinpa, Ph.D,  Principal translator for His Holiness the Dalai Lama, president and the editor-in-chief of the Institute of Tibetan Classics.

7. Diana Liverman, Ph.D., is the co-director of the Institute of the Environment at The University of Arizona and a professor in the School of Geography and Development.

8. Sallie McFague, Ph.D., is Distinguished Theologian in Residence at the Vancouver School of Theology in British Columbia, Canada.

9. Greg Norris, Ph.D., founded and is executive director of New Earth and Visiting Professor with the Applied Sustainability Center at the University of Arkansas.

10. Clare Palmer, D.Phil., is a Professor of Philosophy at Texas A&M University.

11. Jonathan Patz, M.D., M.P.H., is a Professor & Director of Global Environmental Health at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.

12. Matthieu Ricard: Ph.D., is an author and Buddhist monk at Shechen Monastery in Kathmandu and French interpreter since 1989 for His Holiness the Dalai Lama

13. Elke Weber, Ph.D., is the Jerome A. Chazen Professor of International Business and Professor of Psychology at Columbia Universit

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