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Launch Event with Thupten Jinpa

October 10, 2021 @ 7:00 pm 8:30 pm

The Festival is honoured to have Thupten Jinpa, Chief English Translator to His Holiness the Dalai Lama and President of Compassion Institute US, to open our 2021 Festival with a keynote address on ‘Transforming Society Through Compassion’. The Festival will be opened by Shaid Mahmood, Chief Officer for Transformation and Change at Leeds City Council.

Thupten Jinpa Langri has been the principal English translator to the Dalai Lama since 1985. As a visiting research scholar at the Stanford Institute for Neuro-Innovation and Translational Neurosciences at Stanford University, he developed the internationally acclaimed Compassion Cultivation Training programme in 2009 and established Compassion Institute as a world leading centre for science backed compassion training.

Thupten Jinpa has written and translated many books and articles, including a number of key works by the Dalai Lama and authoritative Buddhist texts. In 2014 he published ‘Fearless Heart: Why Compassion is the Key to Greater Wellbeing’, setting out a vision for how developing compassion can transform the lives of both individuals and society as a whole.

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