history

Dalai Lama Fellows was founded in 2010, with the authorization and support of the 14th Dalai Lama (Read the Dalai Lama’s Authorization Letter), as an independent, secular and ecumenical organization. Beginning with a Fellowship program, Dalai Lama Fellows has become a pioneer in integrating contemplative practices and universal values within programs for leadership and social change. 

The Fellowship program has now grown to more than 100 individuals across 25 nationalities, constituting an active global leadership network that serves as a continuing resource for next generation leadership.  In April 2015, the Fourteenth Dalai Lama recommended expanding beyond the Fellowship program to additional settings, jumpstarting new initiatives to expand programs and content to organizations, the media and the public.  


CORE VALUES

We embrace and advance five core values as we conduct our work.

 
We strive to be wholly honest and to have consistent alignment between our values and actions.  

We strive to be wholly honest and to have consistent alignment between our values and actions.

 

We work in the interest of present and future generations because we are all connected and mutually dependent.  

We work in the interest of present and future generations because we are all connected and mutually dependent.

 

We meet challenges with optimism, ingenuity, flexibility and grace.    

We meet challenges with optimism, ingenuity, flexibility and grace.

 

 

(Humility + Ambition) We live the questions rather than presume the answers, and ground social change with respect for others.

(Humility + Ambition) We live the questions rather than presume the answers, and ground social change with respect for others.

We have strength to take action for moral reasons, despite doubts, fears or risk of adverse consequences.  

We have strength to take action for moral reasons, despite doubts, fears or risk of adverse consequences.