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Ideas Festival: Compassion for a World in Crisis

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The Telluride Institute, in collaboration with CCARE/Stanford University, brings back its Ideas Festival this summer with Ideas Festival 2011: Compassion for a World in Crisis, July 8-10, at the Sheridan Opera House.

Don’t miss the opportunity to take part in this unique symposium of neuroscientists, Native American elders and Tibetan Buddhists.  Keynote speakers are Peter Gold, celebrated author of Navajo and Tibetan Sacred Wisdom: The Circle of the Spirit.  As an anthropologist he has spent many years living among Native Americans and Tibetans. He is intimately familiar with their customs, traditions and rituals and finds fascinating similarities between the two cultures. Clifford Saron, Ph.D., an Associate Research Scientist at the Center for Mind and Brain and M.I.N.D. Institute at the University of California at Davis, has spent years studying the effects on the mind of intensive meditation training. For a list of speakers and other happenings click here.

For a schedule of events see the attachment below.

Tickets are on sale now – only $100 for the whole weekend; buy yours today here.

The Telluride Institute is an innovative non-profit organization that fosters the transition to a sustainable world. We do this by working with communities, businesses, and the public sector to create and advance real solutions which support the health of environments, cultures, and economies. We collaborate with leading artists, scientists, and educators to map a progressive future.