From September 9-11, 2016, John attended the “Power and Care” conference in Brussels, Belgium. It was part of his affiliation with a great cause Peace Jam, which pairs Nobel Laureate with school ages children to show them we are one world and all of us can make a difference. It was led by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and assembled some of the brightest people in economics, science, management, religion, leadership and a host of other areas to share and learn as one.
The 14th and current Dalai Lama is Tenzin Gyatso. This lineage of the Dalai Lama dates back to the 1300’s. The Dalai Lama has become not just a leader of Tibetan culture or the Buddhist religion, but of humanitarian culture. He is a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize and frequently preaches, this his “religion is kindness.”
John has a saying that if you come to find yourself as the smartest guy/gal in the room, it is time to find a different room. His Holiness was the 4th Nobel Laureate John met in 2016.
In this youtube video, you will see the moment John is introduced from afar by one of the Dalai Lama’s envoys to the West and John gets a prayerful nod. It was only moments after John took a “selfie” with His Holiness.
Our office is always trying to learn and expand for our families and clients. We will always be looking for a different room to make our community a better place.
News story on the trip and Peace Jam: