Tickets for the Dalai Lama's public talks and a day-long conference this week are sold out. But there is still an opportunity for those without tickets to hear the exiled Tibetan Buddhist leader speak: All events will be streamed live over the Internet.
On Thursday, the Dalai Lama is scheduled to deliver a talk titled "The Centrality of Compassion in Human Life and Society" (view it here), and the annual lecture in memory of the late Stanford business and law professor Harry Rathbun (watch it here).
The following day, he will take part in a conference sponsored by the School of Medicine's Center for Compassion and Altruism Research (CCARE) and Education titled "Scientific Explorations of Compassion and Altruism."
The above video is from the morning session of a 2005 conference at Stanford, where the Dalai Lama participated in a dialogue with scientists and Buddhist scholars focusing on spiritual and scientific explorations of human experience in the areas of craving, suffering and choice. His longstanding interest in the neurosciences and his collaboration with CCARE ultimately led His Holiness to make the largest personal contribution he has ever made to scientific research through the center.