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His Holiness Dalai Lama's speech on Compassion at Stanford University

The Charter for Compassion

As she accepts her 2008 TED Prize, author and scholar Karen Armstrong talks about how the Abrahamic religions - Islam, Judaism, Christianity - have been diverted from the moral purpose they share to foster compassion. But Armstrong has seen a yearning to change this fact. People want to be religious, she says; we should act to help make religion a force for harmony. She asks the TED community to help her build a Charter for Compassion - to help restore the Golden Rule as the central global religious doctrine.

  1. Compassion (PDF)

  2. Compassion & Justice (PDF)

  3. Great courage, strength and compassion (PDF)

  4. The governing law and power of the Universe (PDF)

  5. The relationship between His children and the Supreme Being (PDF)

  6. The Diêu Trì Festival (PDF)

  7. His Holiness Jesus Christ's Day (PDF)

  8. The dharma of altruism and happiness (PDF)

  9. Explanation of the two sentences (... Great Faith; ... human customs) (PDF)

  10. Suffering relief (PDF)

  11. Mental suffering relief (PDF)

  12. Our #1 property on earth (PDF)

Sermons of His Holiness Hộ Pháp (Head of Legislative Affairs) on the topic of Compassion

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Compassion & data are transforming my city | Greg Fischer | TEDxPennsylvaniaAvenue

Compassion & data are transforming my city | Greg Fischer | TEDxPennsylvaniaAvenue

How did Louisville transform itself into an International Model City of Compassion and a leader in government performance and innovation? In his very passionate and heart-felt talk, Greg Fischer, the 50th Mayor of Louisville, describes how the Louisville community is working together to make its local government as effective and efficient as possible while simultaneously valuing and promoting compassion. Greg Fischer was elected Louisville’s 50th mayor in 2010 and was sworn in for a second four-year term on January 5, 2015. Since taking office, Mayor Fischer has pursued three top goals: making Louisville a city of lifelong learning, a much healthier city and an even more compassionate community. Mayor Fischer’s accomplishments include: bringing innovation and efficiency to city government by using data to increase performance through LouieStat and earning “International Model City of Compassion” recognition for Louisville in part by creating the Give A Day week of community service. He is a trustee for the U.S. Conference of Mayors and is past chair of the Conference's Metro Economies Committee. Greg is an entrepreneur who started several businesses including SerVend International and Iceberg Ventures. Greg graduated from Vanderbilt University. He and his wife Alex have four children. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at
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