10 Questions for the Dalai Lama Lunch Matters
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How do you reconcile a commitment to non-violence when faced with violence? Why do the poor often seem happier than the rich? Must a society lose its traditions in order to move into the future? These are some of the questions posed to His Holiness the Dalai Lama by filmmaker and explorer Rick Ray. Ray examines some of the fundamental questions of our time by weaving together observations from his own journeys and the wisdom of an extraordinary spiritual leader. Part biography, part philosophy, part adventure and part politics, 10 Questions for the Dalai Lama conveys more than history and more than answers.
Post-screening discussion by New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care founders Koshin Paley Ellison and Robert Chodo Campbell.
Gaiam TV Selected Film Short
About the Speakers
Koshin Paley Ellison, MFA, LMSW, co-founded the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care. Koshin leads the Buddhist Track in the Master in Pastoral Care and Counseling at NYZCCCC’s education partner, NYTS. He serves as a chaplain on the Pain and Palliative Care Department at Beth Israel Medical Center, where he also serves on the Medical Ethic Committee. His work has been widely featured in the media, including the NPR, and in numerous print publications such as the New York Times. He is a Senior Zen Buddhist Monk, Dharma Teacher, chaplaincy supervisor and Jungian psychotherapist.
Robert Chodo Campbell, HCC, co-founded the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care. The organization delivers contemplative approaches to care through education, direct service and meditation practice. Chodo is part of the core faculty for the Buddhist Track in the Master in Pastoral Care and Counseling at NYZCCCC’s education partner, NYTS. He is Co-Director of Contemplative Care Services for the Department of Integrative Medicine at Beth Israel. His work has been widely featured in the media, including PBS, and in numerous print publications such as the Tricycle. He is a Senior Zen Buddhist monk, Dharma Teacher, and senior chaplain.??