Civilized Compassion. Not Detached: Engaged.
Spiritual leaders are rarely invited to do stadium-sized talks at public universities. Mostly because they don’t deliver butts-in-seats sales like, say, basketball. Plus there are risks of violating boundaries separating government-funded academics and faith inspired-education. (Though many feel sports don’t return taxpayers education investments, either.) In any case, touchy-feely values don’t usually fit empirical rubrics or budgetary criteria. Which made the recent appearance of the Dalai Lama at University of Minnesota remarkable. Continue Reading