We live in times of great uncertainty. We have long been staring at the crossroads of the urgent issues of equity, technology and climate. Yet, we have failed to decide the shape of our collective future. Drawing from his experiences and from his recent memoir, ‘Running Toward Mystery’ Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi will discuss how to create an ethical imagination to work through and even embrace uncertainty and volatility in our lives and in the world.
Ven Tenzin Priyadarshi Philosopher,President,CEO, The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics, MIT
The Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi is President & CEO of The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a center dedicated to inquiry, dialogue, and education on the ethical and humane dimensions of life. The Center is a collaborative and nonpartisan think tank, and its programs emphasize responsibility and examine meaningfulness and moral purpose between individuals, organizations, and societies. Six Nobel Peace Laureates serve as The Center’s founding members and its programs run in several countries and are expanding.
Venerable Tenzin’s unusual background encompasses entering a Buddhist monastery at the age of ten and receiving graduate education at Harvard University with degrees ranging from Philosophy to Physics to International Relations. He is a Tribeca Disruptive Fellow and a 2018 Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University.
His book “Running Toward Mystery: Adventures of an Unconventional Life” was recently released by Penguin Random House.
Venerable Tenzin serves on the boards of number of academic, humanitarian, and religious organizations. He is the recipient of several recognitions and awards, and received Harvard’s Distinguished Alumni Honors for his visionary contributions to humanity.