The Global Compassion Summit: Youth Leadership

The Global Compassion Summit: Youth Leadership

Photo Above By: Emily Scher

Panelists (From left to right): Nainoa Thompson, Eboo Patel, Rajiv Mehotra, Robert Thurman, Regina Hall, Ann Curry (Moderator), His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Armaan Rowther, Jared Cohen, Zendaya, Justin Baldoni, Karina Hamilton, Justin Nappi, Danielle Nishimura, and Max Guinn.


On the morning of Tuesday, July 7th, His Holiness the Dalai Lama sat down with youth leaders in order to discuss the significance of education in creating a more compassionate world. The discussions spanned from topics on how to change the current curriculum, to twitter’s influence, to a talk on how to preserve cultural studies.

Below are a few of the most memorable moments:

Memorable Moments:

  • Jared Cohen on Defining Success

Jared Cohen, Director of Ideas at Google, spoke about the difference between a job title and actual “success.” He suggested that today’s youth should aspire to have more than just a job title that looks good on resumé’s. Instead, they should try to do something that matters and makes them happy, because that is the true definition of success.

Watch the video below to hear the words straight from his mouth! (Make sure you’re signed into Facebook)

Google's Director of Ideas, Jared Cohen, has a message to the youth of the world: do not limit yourself to traditional ideas of "success." See his message at the Global Compassion Summit with Center for Living Peace and University of California, Irvine.

Posted by Friends of the Dalai Lama on Friday, July 31, 2015
  • Nainoa Thompson on Preserving A Culture of Compassion

Nainoa Thompson, a Hawaiian Master Navigator, has devoted his life to rejuvenating his native culture and educating future generations using traditional teachings from his heritage. He spoke on the important lessons on interconnectedness that he learned through his many ocean voyages and how the Dalai Lama’s message of compassion permeates through all Hawaiian traditions and around the world.

His Holiness and Nainoa Thompson. Photo By: Emily Scher
His Holiness and Nainoa Thompson. Photo By: Emily Scher

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