Summit with the Dalai Lama – Fostering Universal Ethics and Compassion through Museums

His Holiness the Dalai Lama gives a talk on Secular Ethics to CEOs & Directors of Museums in the USA & Germany at his residence in Dharamsala, HP, India on October 29, 2018. Photo/Ven Jamphel Tenzin/OHHDL

An article written by Seth Frankel, Principal of Studio Tectonic (Boulder, Colorado, USA), participant of Museum Summit.

A meeting in the monastery of the Dalai Lama is rich with process and formalities. Yet for all the security, meeting room decorum, protocol and staging, the Dalai Lama himself is relaxed, accessible and downright witty. He receives hundreds of audiences each year, from individuals to high-ranking elected leaders; the formal meeting structure provides a platform that plays to the strengths of the Dalai Lama’s style.