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The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values



His Holiness the Dalai Lama spoke at an inaugural event for a new institute in his name, the Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values. He tempered his provocative ideas about promoting ethics in a secular society with a stream of lively banter. He recalled that he had visited a homeless shelter in San Francisco the other day and told a man he met that he, too, had suffered the same fate after he went into exile in 1959. "I said, 'me too. Homeless'."
“You could invent an injection for compassion, I would want that. And maybe commerce could contribute: you could have shops selling compassion. In a supermarket, you could buy compassion.”

His Holiness the Dalai Lama

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