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Wisdom Within: An Event with His Holiness Sakya Trichen Rinpoche

August 21, 2018

Wisdom Within

Buddhist and Scientific Perspectives on Compassion and Well-Being

This event, featuring Buddhist leader His Holiness Sakya Trichen Rinpoche, Center for Healthy Minds at UW–Madison Director and neuroscientist Richard Davidson, and award-winning radio host Steve Paulson will explore humanity’s tendencies toward cooperation and peace, and how we can learn from them to cultivate greater inner wisdom. 

Moderated by Paulson, the event will examine research highlights on positive qualities of mind such as kindness and compassion and offer deep insights from Buddhist philosophy and wisdom of the mind.

Event Details

Tuesday Aug. 21, 2018

5:30-7 p.m.

Madison Masonic Center 

301 Wisconsin Ave. Madison, WI


His Holiness Sakya Trichen Rinpoche
41st Head of the Sakya Order of Tibetan Buddhism
Event Speaker
His Holiness Sakya Trichen Rinpoche

His Holiness Sakya Trichen Rinpoche is a peerless and world-renowned master of the Dharma in general and the Vajrayana in particular. In addition to his leadership of the Sakya Order for over fifty years, His Holiness is known throughout the world for the brilliance and clarity of his teachings and his fluency and precise command of English. Receiving teachings directly from His Holiness carries a special lineage of blessings from the founders of the Sakya Order, as well as from Manjushri himself.

Richard Davidson
Founder & Director, Center for Healthy Minds
Event Speaker
Richard Davidson

Davidson is best known for his groundbreaking work studying emotion and the brain. A friend and confidante of the Dalai Lama, he is a highly sought after expert and speaker, leading conversations on well-being on international stages such as the World Economic Forum, where he serves on the Global Council on Mental Health. Time Magazine named Davidson one of “The 100 Most Influential People in the World” in 2006. His research is broadly focused on the neural bases of emotion and emotional style as well as methods to promote human flourishing, including meditation and related contemplative practices. 

Steve Paulson
Radio Host, Wisconsin Public Radio
Event Moderator
Steve Paulson

Steve Paulson is the Executive Producer and one of the founders of To the Best of Our Knowledge, a nationally-syndicated, Peabody award-winning radio show about big ideas from the great minds of our time. He has been a contributing writer for Salon and has written for Slate, Huffington Post and other publications. His radio reports have been broadcast on NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered. His book, Atoms and Eden: Conversations on Religion and Science, was published by Oxford University Press in 2010.


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In loving memory of Bryan D. Johnson


General Admission: $40

Reduced Admission: $25

Student Admission: $15

Sponsor Package (5 seats): $375 *

Sponsor Admission (single): $75 *

*Sponsor Benefits

Sponsor Package (5 seats): $375

Sponsor Package includes five premium seat admissions to the event, five invitations to a pre-event reception with His Holiness and Dr. Davidson, and recognition as a sponsor on the website and verbal recognition at the event. If purchasing a sponsor package, please first complete your registration and then contact Lorri Houston at [email protected] or 608-263-3672 to arrange sponsor recognition. Sponsor packages must be purchased no later than August 10 to receive website and printed program recognition.

 Sponsor Admission (single): $75

Sponsor Admission includes 1 premium seat admission to the event and invitation to a pre-event reception with His Holiness and Dr. Davidson.

Ticket Cancellations

Cancellations will be refunded if requested before August 10. Starting August 11, cancellations will be refunded minus a $10 fee. After August 19, cancellations will not be refunded.

Contact Tergar Madison — [email protected] — for ticket cancellations.

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