Public Talk

Engaging Compassion

Download the Complete Event Schedule and Yum Center Restricted Items Here

A limited number of tickets are available for:

Sunday, May 19 -- $100 and $50 value


Doors Open: 10:30AM - Pre-Program Live Music and Multi-media

Program starts: 12:45PM

Due to the high level of security, attendees will NOT be admitted after 1:30PM.

Who is This Public Talk For?

  • Everybody is most welcome to attend!
  • In this public talk the Dalai Lama will explore questions relevant to us all. 

  • He will examine the relationship between heart and mind and how best to develop an open heart.

  • He will advise how each of us can make personal steps towards Engaging Compassion in every day life. 

  • In a short presentation on Inter-faith awareness - National leaders from the Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Jewish, and Agnostic communities will share their perspectives on compassion from within their own traditions.

  • Music from celebrated local artists, Dick Sisto, Harry Pickens, Louisville Gospel Singers and some very special guests dear to Louisville...

Recommended Reading

If you are interested in reading works by the Dalai Lama, or other great teachers on compassion, religion, ethics and life, you may find our selection below a good place to start...

Beyond Religion – Ethics for a Whole World by HH the Dalai Lama. Published by Rider Books.

The Art of Happiness by HH the Dalai Lama and Howard C Cutler. Published by Hodder and Stoughton

Good Heart by HH the Dalai Lama. Published by Rider Books

Warm Heart, Open Mind by HH the Dalai Lama. Published by Zhyisil Chokyi Ghatsal Trust

Essential Mind Training: Translated and edited by Thubten Jinpa. Wisdom Publications © 2011 The Institute of Tibetan Classics

Eight Verses for Training the Mind by Geshe Sonam Rinchen. Snow Lion Publications

Essence of Mahayana Lojong Practice by Geshe Lobsang Tharchin. Mahayana Sutra & Tantra Press

The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying by Sogyal Rinpoche

Mind Training by Ringu Tulku. Published by Dhi Publications

In Praise of Dharmadhatu by Nagarjuna with commentary by the Third Karmapa, translated by Karl Brunnhõlz. Published by Snow Lion Publications