The Tibet House in New Delhi and Kothari Center of the University of Delhi organized a two day conference on how to apply consciousness of mind into the practice of ethics, at the Conference Center of the University of Delhi from January 30 to 31, 2014.
The reason for the conception of this conference is lack of education on ethics in the modern education systems as pointed out by the Dalai Lama.
"Whenever the Dalai Lama travels in different parts of the world and meets educationalists, medical experts, social workers and others, often times ask him, as what could be the reason for the decline in moral values in today's world? Which is responsible for the increasing number of ills of humanity such as gap between rich and poor, corruption and so forth despite great progress in education and material development? The Dalai Lama, in response, says that something is wrong with modern education system. It emphasizes on the brain development and not on the heart development. As for the remedy, he proposes to introduce a course on ethics, but secular in nature, in schools, colleges and universities. With this in mind, Kothari Center of University of Delhi and Tibet House chose the theme of this conference to define the consciousness of mind and the application of this insight into the practice of ethics," says Geshe Dorji Damdul, Director of Tibet House while introducing the purpose of organizing the conference on "Neuroscience, Psychology, and Educational Practice"
Scientists, scholars, and academicians were invited to present their papers on the nature of consciousness in neuroscience, psychology, and also on religious perspectives.
Around 20 participants including Professor Ceon Ramon of University of Washington, renowned physicist Professor Sisir Roy of UIS Institute of Kolkata, and Professor Girishwar Misra of Department of Psychology, University of Delhi presented their papers. Two Tibetan academicians, Pema Gyaltsen of Central School for Tibetans, Simla and Dr. B. Tsering the Principal of the Dalai Lama Institute for Higher Education in Bangalore presented their papers on "Emerging Issues of School Educators: Teachers perspective" and "Secular Ethics and Educational Practices" respectively.