Compassion for a World in Crisis – by Rebecca Mayer

The Telluride Institute has been a fiscal sponsor of Bag It since the beginning.  Possibly, the message of the film would not have reached so many without their support.  So now we’d like to spread their message.

Compassion.

What does that word invoke?  Maybe to you it’s a little overused, soggy, day-old.  To the monks of the Gaden Shartse exile Monastery in Southern India, the concept of compassion is alive.  They breathe it in and out.

Take the opportunity to learn lived compassion with these monks July 8-10, 2011, at the Telluride Institute Compassion for a World in Crisis Festival 2011.

For those who want a more quantifiable message, learn from neuroscientists from Stanford and other major universities about the effects of meditation and compassion practices on the mind.

Don’t miss the opportunity to take part in this unique symposium of neuroscientists, Native American elders and Tibetan Buddhists.  Keynote speakers are Peter Gold, celebrated author of Navajo and Tibetan Sacred Wisdom: The Circle of the Spirit, a Research Associate at the Museum of New Mexico’s Laboratory of Anthropology and Museum of Indian Arts and Culture in Santa Fe, and Clifford Saron, Ph.D., an Associate Research Scientist at the Center for Mind and Brain and M.I.N.D. Institute at the University of California at Davis.

You’ll get the chance to participate in guided meditations, watch the creation of a Navajo sand painting alongside a Tibetan sand mandala, peruse Tibetan and Navajo markets and be able to bring it all home as local politicians and community leaders discuss with you how to make compassion a daily part of our lives.

Tickets are on sale now – only $100 for the whole weekend; buy yours today.

And if you can’t attend, please help us spread the word!

 

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Bag It is a documentary film following the world wide use of plastic bags, plastic's impact on the environment and human health.
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