Tomorrow at 1pm PDT, watch Karen Armstrong talk with the Dalai Lama and other Nobelists in a live webcast from the Vancouver Peace Summit. To learn more about the summit, and the extraordinary group that is hosting it, start with this interview with Victor Chan, a founder of the Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education, which created the Vancouver Peace Summit. In the latest issue of design mind, Chan talks with Kristina Loring about His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the possibility of world peace. From the story:
How do you get peace to resonate with people? It can be such a lofty topic.
To people living in times or areas of conflict, war and peace are more than concepts: They are often a brutal, painful reality. We can continue to talk about war and peace in abstract terms, but we have the means of telling the stories about the lives that are affected by war and violence, and about people who are suffering. At the same time, we can also talk about people who are making a difference. Peace is often considered in light of political and economical solutions, but we can also look at it in terms of our own spiritual and emotional well-being. I’d like to think that personal peace is more than the absence of conflict. It is a place where we develop a yearning to help others.
Photo courtesy Victor Chan / design mind