Humanity has been facing two global crises that remind us of the fragility of our lives and livelihoods: slowpaced climate change and the sudden COVID-19 pandemic. We find ourselves in a situation of unparalleled global uncertainty that spotlights our interconnectedness, our interdependence with other people, animals and the planet. More than ever, there is a need for a thorough exploration of our common humanity in order to transcend divisions and the narrow and short-term self-interest that fuel antagonism and competition.
In this meeting we will explore what insights the western scientific and Buddhist traditions offer for fostering the sense of common humanity and universal responsibility as a way of living amidst uncertainty, to promote cooperation rather than conflict, and to develop wisdom and compassion.
- Amy Cohen Varela (Chairperson, MLE)
- Matthieu Ricard (Honorary Board Member, MLE)
- Andreas Roepstorff (Professor, Interacting Minds Centre, Aarhus University & Board Member, MLE)
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