Dalai Lama Emphasizes Importance of Trust in Social Interactions

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Dalai Lama
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A South Florida resident with experience in marketing and public relations, Nadia Bedricky enjoys a number of leisure activities. She practices yoga and meditation in addition to being an avid reader. Nadia Bedricky particularly enjoys works written by the Dalai Lama. She peruses them at her leisure, coming back to again and again for fresh insights.

At the 2016 Emory-Tibet Symposium, the Dalai Lama spoke in front of a community of exiled Tibetans in Mundgod, India. The 81-year-old spiritual leader stressed playful humor as a guiding force. He also discussed the “mutual enrichment” possibilities of pairing Buddhism with scientific inquiry.

Speaking after the conference with CNN correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta, the Dalai Lama noted that humans are social animals who rely on smiles and a genuine sense of trust to transcend national identities and connect as people. In his mind, humans these days place too much emphasis on the individual when our ultimate happiness relies on that of the society around us.


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