Day 5: Meditation for Compassion and Altruism

Opening to Interconnection and Creating Change

Welcome to Day 5 of the Science of Meditation summit where we are exploring the practice and science of compassion and altruism. Scroll down to find today’s featured videos. We encourage you to take the time to leave a comment and engage in discussion.

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Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche


Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche is the head of the Shambhala lineage, which is grounded in the power of creating enlightend society in everyday life. With a unique blend of Eastern and Western perspectives, he teaches this way of social transformation throughout the world. In addition, he extends his vision to a number of humanitarian projects in Asia and the West. He is the author of the bestselling titles Running with the Mind of Meditation, Ruling Your World, and Turning the Mind into an Ally.

To stay up to date with the teachings and work of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, visit his website here. You can also follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

Acharya Adam Lobel


Adam Lobel was named an Acharya in 2004 and completed a Masters of Divinity at Harvard Divinity School. In 2008, the Sakyong named Acharya Lobel the Kalapa Acharya. The Kalapa Acharya presides over the Pillar of Practice and Education within Shambhala. Acharya Lobel is particularly responsible for curriculum and path development as well as training Shambhala teachers. Adam is involved with various social and ecological transformation initiatives both within and beyond Shambhala. Adam is a doctoral candidate at Harvard University and lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with his wife and two sons.

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