Dalai Lama Fellows

2017 and 2019 Grantee

The Dalai Lama Fellows is a pioneer in integrating contemplative practices and universal values within programs for leadership and social justice.

How the program contributes to peace and social consciousness:

The program’s curriculum introduces mindfulness and personal reflection as the basis for a personal practice that helps maintain self-awareness and resilience. Fellows explore their inner values, beliefs, and intentions to clarify the purpose of their work and determine how best to develop an ethical leadership vision.

In 2018, the Dalai Lama Fellows became a program of the Contemplative Sciences Center at the University of Virginia. The move was part of a long-term sustainability plan to ensure a permanent home for the curriculum and community that had been carefully curated and developed since 2010.

How we collaborated

In 2019, Executive Director of the Peaceful World Foundation, Heidi Majano was invited and attended The Global Assembly of the 2019 Fellows at the Annual Contemplative Leadership Assembly at the University of Virginia.

Natalie Conneely, Director of Resource Development at the Dalai Lama Fellows, attended and participated at several of our peaceful world conversations. She was also actively involved during our 2017 Picnic for Peace in the Presidio where she elaborated on our collaborative efforts.

Bela Shah, Fellowship Director at the Dalai Lama Fellows co-facilitated a peaceful world breakfast conversation with our 2017 and 2019 grantee, Holistic Underground Exploring global and local youth leadership in the rise of technology. Both organizations dedicate themselves to encouraging and supporting youth leadership both locally and globally, through programs and platforms that instill mindfulness and well-being.

In 2016, Uvinie Lubecki, Director of Operations and Growth at the Dalai Lama Fellows lead a mindful listening workshop at our Peaceful World Conversation Tent during the annual 2016 Peace in the Park Festival.

Visit their website: https://csc.virginia.edu/project/dalai-lama-fellows

Dalai Lama Fellows