Ritical review of Dalai Lama about the Academic and Business Leaders at Santa Clara University.

Critical review of Dalai Lama about the Academic and Business Leaders at Santa Clara University.

Five questions for developing critical review

1. Who is the Dalai Lama and why is he considered a world-wide spiritual and moral leader?

2. What are the two types of compassion he discusses? What might a concrete example of each type of compassion be? In terms of ethical theory would these two types of compassion be included in virtue, deontological or Utilitarian ethics?

3. What are the two type of competition he describes? Imagine and relate a specific business scenario exemplifying each different type of compassion?

4. The Dalai Lama describes a manner in which one may be very busy on one level and at the same time, on deeper level, be in a state Of composure and calmness.Can you exemplify such a state with something youve experienced, or something anybody you know has ever experienced? If not, why not?

5. The Dalai Lama states: I think if world leaders [were] female, perhaps less conflict. Less violence.How does he arrive this belief? Do you agree?


On Monday February 24, 2014, The Dalai Lama meet with a panel of Academic and Business Leaders at Santa Clara University. The panel consisted of Charles Geschke, co-founder of Adobe Systems, Inc., Jane Shaw, retired chairman of the board of Intel, Kirk O. Hanson, executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, and Monica Worline, research fellow at University of Michigans Compassion Lab. Charles Geschke, Jane Shaw and Monica Worline read their own prepared remarks before the dialogue with the Dala Lama began. The prepared remarks of Geschke, Shaw and Worline are not included in the following transcript.

The title of the dialogue:

Incorporating Ethics and Compassion into Business Life: A Conversation between His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Academic and Business Leaders”

Transcript (94k PDF), downloaded March 17, 2014 from afternoon.cfm