Connecting for Change brings together innovators from the business, social and philanthropic sectors to build connections and understanding about how to work together to create sustained social change, thus a more compassionate and peaceful world.
On September 26th, 2009, 150 guests gathered at Christ Church Cathedral in Vancouver, BC to begin the 2009 Connecting for Change dialogue. The guests were participants, facilitators, Nobel Laureates, musicians, Dalai Lama Center Trustees, and volunteers. The guests ventured from across Canada and the United States and from around the world to experience 2 ½ days of connecting for change.
Read about the Participants' comments (4.42 MB PDF) about the Connecting for Change learning journey.
View the Visual Facilitation Images created by Mariah Howard and Avril Orloff.
"I truly believe that individuals can make a difference in society. Since periods of change such as the present one come so rarely in human history, it is up to each of us to make the best use of our time to help create a happier world."
- His Holiness the Dalai Lama
We learn, grow and connect through the collective power of storytelling.
Share your stories of what has emerged for you as a result of the Connecting for Change 2009 Dialogue and the connections that have been made.
For articles already posted, visit the Resources Page .
(Click on 'Add New Comment' to post your thoughts. If you want to send photos, email them to the Dalai Lama Center.)
C4C Participants were asked what gift did they receive from this experience? Here are just a few responses: