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The Dalai Lama To Inaugurate a Center for Ethics and Transformative Values

April 15, 2009

The Center will nurture a new generation of leaders
April 13, 2009

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The
Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative
Values at the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology will host its inaugural event on April
30, 2009 with His Holiness the Dalai Lama as the
speaker and featuring a benefit concert by Philip
Glass. The Center aims to nurture a new
generation of self-aware, responsible and caring
leaders who have a sense of moral purpose at
individual, community and global levels.

An inclusive and collaborative think tank, the
Center will foster inquiry and dialogue between
scientists, technologists, policy-makers and
religious leaders concerning ethical
responsibility and enlightened leadership. Nobel
Peace Laureates His Holiness the Dalai Lama,
Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Betty Williams are
founding members. As one of four centers in the
world to which The Dalai Lama has lent his name,
the Center hopes to create educational programs
that will transform the conversation about the
global and long term social, economic and
environmental impact of the decisions being made
by a new generation of leaders.

"Economies and societies can no longer be thought
of separately, for they are intertwined in a
global community," said Tenzin Gyatso, the XIVth
Dalai Lama. "Our actions as individuals and as
societies affect not just ourselves but our
global neighbors. It is imperative that we
contemplate and understand our relationship to
each other as individuals, as countries, and as inhabitants of our planet."

The inaugural event takes place at the Kresge
Auditorium on the MIT campus in Cambridge,
Massachusetts on April 29-30, 2009. Please visit
the Center's website at
to become a sponsor. Tickets to the Philip Glass
benefit concert are available to the general
public and available on the website or by calling
800-838-3006. There are also several talks taking
place during April which are free and open to the
public and are listed on the website.

Included below are links to pages on the website
relating to the inauguration event:

The Center website:

VIP Sponsorship Information:

Events Calendar:

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