Thinking Globally

The Dalai Lama is scheduled to speak at two separate events during his visit to Madison in May

Jeff Miller / UW Communications

Jeff Miller / UW Communications

In an upcoming visit to Madison, the Dalai Lama will lead a series of panel discussions called “Change Your Mind Change the World.” The event brings together revolutionary thinkers from a variety of fields such as neuroscience, health care and economics who feel sustainability is one of the most vital contemporary topics to explore.

The discussion will be moderated by Huffington Post founder and editor-in-chief Arianna Huffington and Daniel Coleman, a psychologist and author of the New York Times bestseller Emotional Intelligence. Other prominent experts include Jonathan Patz, winner of a Nobel Peace Prize for his work on climate change, and Center for Investigating Healthy Minds founder Richard Davidson, who was named one of Time magazine’s most influential people in the world.

Throughout the event, panelists will present their finest work regarding the environment, interconnectedness and global health. The Dalai Lama will offer responses to these ideas, adding his own insight and suggestions on how to implement them on a global scale.

“Change Your Mind Change the World” is May 15 at Overture Center. The morning session, 9:30–11:30 a.m., focuses on conversations regarding global health and well-being. The afternoon session, 2–3:30 p.m., highlights science, happiness and well-being. For more information on the event, visit

During a separate event organized by Geshe Sopa and the Deer Park Buddhist Center and Monastery, the Dalai Lama will offer a teaching on Buddhist philosophy. The event begins at 9:30 a.m. May 14 at the Alliant Energy Center. More information can be found on the Deer Park website

Kylie Peterson is an editorial intern with Madison Magazine.

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