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Launch of SEE Learning® Program

The Center for Contemplative Science and Compassion-Based Ethics announced the official launch of the SEE Learning® (Social, Emotional, and Ethical Learning) Program in New Delhi, India, on April 4–6, 2019 presided over by Nobel Peace Laureate and Emory University Presidential Distinguished Professor, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. 

The launch of the SEE Learning® (Social, Emotional and Ethical Learning) program and accompanying curricula—what His Holiness has often referred to as 'secular ethics'—is the culmination of more than two decades of educational collaboration between His Holiness and Emory University. 

This historic event was held at the Andaz Hotel in Aerocity, New Delhi, with an invited audience of one thousand educators and policy leaders from more than thirty countries.  It featured children’s rights activist and Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi along with globally recognized experts in social and emotional learning Daniel Goleman, Kimberly Schonert-Reichl, Linda Lantieri, and Rob Roeser. 

With support from Emory’s co-hosts, the Dalai Lama Foundation and Vana Foundation, the special launched event had been live-streamed internationally at https://www.dalailama.com/live. During the event, the Emory SEE Learning® team presented the program and curriculum; showed examples of how SEE Learning® is being implemented in different parts of the world, and how teachers and students are responding, and engaging in pedagogical demonstrations. 

The SEE Learning® program was made possible by the generosity of the Gaden Phodrang Foundation of the Dalai Lama, the Yeshe Khorlo Foundation, the Pierre and Pamela Omidyar Fund, the Walton Family Foundation, and Robert and Lexie Potemkin. 

About Our Co-Organizers

The vision of the Vana Foundation is to revive Indian wisdom. The foundation focuses on Indian wisdom, Indian farming, and Indian culture through its initiatives and activities, with an aspiration to benefit all, especially India and its youth. The foundation’s goals are to revive aspects of Indian culture, including music, food, textiles, art, and education. 

The Dalai Lama Trust, India was established by the Dalai Lama to support the advancement and welfare of people in general, and Tibetans in particular, by providing financial support through grants and donations. Among its many activities, the trust provides support to people-oriented activities and projects encouraging and cultivating Ahimsa and nonviolence; to the propagation and advancement of education and learning; to projects that encourage a sense of universal responsibility in the young through educational systems; and to the eradication of poverty and suffering in whatever form it may exist. 

To download a press release about the launch, click here.

To download a detailed program for the launch event, click here.

To access SEE 101, our online training platform, and other free resources, please click here.

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