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HH Karmapa Talks About Mindfulness With Google’s Chade-Meng Tan

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HH the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa and Chade Meng address Google staff. Nalandabodhi’s Mitra Tyler Dewar served as translator for His Holiness.

HH the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa and Chade Meng Tan discuss mindfulness at Google headquarters. Nalandabodhi’s Mitra Tyler Dewar served as translator for His Holiness.

On March 15, after several hours touring the sprawling campus of Google in Mountain View, California, a state-of-the-art driverless car delivered His Holiness the 17th Karmapa to a building where Google staff had assembled for a talk on “Inner Connection and Meditation: Changing the World from the Inside Out.” The talk was structured as a dialogue—or self-styled Fireside Chat—with Chade-Meng Tan, author of Search Inside Yourself, who heads Google’s personal growth and wellness services.

It was a meeting of minds focused on mindfulness and meditation, as His Holiness Karmapa, who in 2009 spoke at TEDIndia on “The Technology of the Heart,” was welcomed by Chade-Meng Tan, who in 2010 shared in his TED talk about how Google is making compassion a key business practice.

Mitra Tyler Dewar, Dean of the Nalandabodhi Mitra Council of senior teachers, served as translator for His Holiness during the Google visit.

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