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Dalai Lama Debrief: Change-Makers For a Better World

November 3, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Did you know that on Friday October 31st His Holiness the Dalai Lama returns to Boston for Global Systems 3.0, Equitable Solutions for a Changing World?  Hosted by the Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at MIT, his conversation with local academics, entrepreneurs, artists, and youth will focus on the theme of “Change-Makers for a Better World,” with auxiliary events offering complementary experiences to engage the mind, body, heart, spirit.  His Holiness has offered a few teaser quotes for the conversation on the 31st:
“It is by moving beyond narrow self-interest that we find meaning, purpose, and satisfaction in life.”
“Every individual has a responsibility to help guide our global family in the right direction.  Good wishes are not sufficient.  We must become actively engaged.”
At Impact Hub Boston, we can’t think of more resonant or apropos themes for inspiring discussion within our local community of impact / social entrepreneurs who are actively engaged in birthing socially beneficial innovations for a better world.  His Holiness and other famous leaders will start the conversation;  we invite all Boston-area change-makers to extend and continue the conversation as an ongoing community discussion.  We’ll kick off on Monday, November 3rd at Impact Hub Boston with an open discussion of the social entrepreneur as a spiritual being.  Social entrepreneurs are by definition change-makers for a better world!  How do we envision a better world?  What spiritual ideals — secular or religious, explicit or implicit — ground our endeavors?  How do we continue to move beyond narrow self-interest and good wishes to active engagement, and how do we more effectively invite others to join together with us — or how do we join with them?   How do we find meaning and purpose along the way?  What values do we embody in our organizations, whether for-profit, nonprofit, or hybrid?  How can we reinforce and amplify one another?  The goal of this first conversation is to celebrate and affirm the kaleidoscopic richness in our community, and along the way find new connections, unexpected allies, fresh energy to accelerate our individual change leadership, and actionable ideas to continue to strengthen our community’s capacity to create change for a better world.
All members of the greater Boston area social entrepreneurship community are eagerly invited and welcome.  Please come listen and share;  connect with other voices, minds, and entrepreneurial pursuits;  and cultivate vital connection and context for yourself and our shared change-maker ecosystem.  And remember, social entrepreneurship is a social endeavor — so why not bring friends!


November 3, 2014
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Scott Novotny


CIC Cambridge – Havana Room
1 Broadway, 5th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02142 United States
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