The Global Compassion Summit will be a celebration of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s lifetime of devotion to the work of spreading the message of the value of peace, kindness and universal compassion throughout the world.
Venerable Lama Tenzin Dhonden, the Personal Emissary for Peace to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, is organizing the Official World Celebration of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s 80th Birthday at the Global Compassion Summit in partnership with Friends of the Dalai Lama, UC Irvine and Center for Living Peace.
The three days of events will highlight the different areas in which His Holiness has had great impact on bringing compassion to the world. The summit and birthday celebration will also feature a shared stage and dialogue amongst dear friends of His Holiness, fellow Nobel Laureates and professional experts with whom he has collaborated and shares common values toward the achievement of Universal Peace.
All four events are ticketed individually and will feature His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and honor His landmark 80th Birthday.
We welcome your attendance and participation in helping to inspire compassionate action in our global community
SUNDAY, JULY 5
12:00PM – 3:30PM
HIS HOLINESS THE DALAI LAMA ON AWAKENING COMPASSION: His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Public Talk and Dialogue with Artists on the Transformative Power of Creativity and Art
Pre-Show Celebrations and Performances 10:00AM
UCI, BREN EVENTS CENTER
MONDAY, JULY 6
MORNING SESSION: 9:30AM TO 11:30AM
HIS HOLINESS THE DALAI LAMA ON COMPASSIONATE PLANET:Panel on the Effects of Climate Change and Taking Action to Resolve this Global Issue
MONDAY, JULY 6
AFTERNOON SESSION: 1:30PM TO 3:30PM
HIS HOLINESS THE DALAI LAMA ON WISDOM, VISION AND EXPERIENCE A Panel Dialogue with Nobel Laureates, World Leaders, Professional Experts and Artists
TUESDAY, JULY 7
MORNING SESSION: 9:30AM TO 11:00AM
HIS HOLINESS THE DALAI LAMA ON YOUTH LEADERSHIP: Panel on The Significance of Education in Advancing Universal Human Values
Venerable Lama Tenzin Dhonden
Personal Emissary for Peace to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
Kelly Thornton Smith
Founder, Center for Living Peace
Executive Director/CEO, Center for Living Peace
Thomas A. Parham, Ph.D.
Vice Chancellor Student Affairs, UC Irvine
Edgar J. Dormitorio
Chief of Staff to the Vice Chancellor Student Affairs, UC Irvine
Karina M. Hamilton
Program Director, UCI Dalai Lama Scholars Program, UC Irvine
Cathy F. Lawhon
Senior Director, Media Relations & Publications, UC Irvine
Director, UCI Sustainability Initiative
CEO, Eden Rodriguez Productions