Dalai Lama Fellows at Ashesi

Mindful, Compassionate, and Ethical Leaders

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2015 Dalai Lama Fellows at Ethical Leadership Assembly, Petaluma, California

Begin Your Journey in Mindful, Compassionate, and Ethical Leadership

Join an international network of Fellows who are committed to social change rooted in secular ethics, contemplative values, and compassion. We are calling globally-minded citizens who want to build a more harmonious, peaceful, and sustainable world. Propose a year-long Compassion-in-Action project that addresses one or more of the six Global Challenges:

  • Poverty Alleviation
  • Violence
  • Access to Education
  • Gender Inequities
  • Access to Health
  • Environmental Devastation

As a Fellow, you:

  • Design and launch a project to address a significant challenge in your community;
  • Travel to the Ethical Leadership Assembly (ELA), to be held in Petaluma, California on July 1-8, 2016 and again in 2017, to connect with Fellows from around the world and to deepen your leadership capacity;
  • Receive up to $6,000 in funding for your project in addition to funding for travel costs to attend the ELA; and,
  • Participate in a distinctive, year-long curriculum with ongoing, personalized coaching.

Learn more about the Fellowship journey by viewing our website.

To apply: http://bit.ly/DLFAshesi2016 (Deadline: February 12, 2016 @ 11:59 pm EST)

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  • Enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at Ashesi during the Fellowship year;

  • Able to attend the Ethical Leadership Assembly (ELA) from July 1-8, 2016 and again in 2017;

  • Available to engage with the Tilling the Soil curriculum and refine the proposed compassion-in-action project beginning April 1st, both through self-guided learning and conversations with Dalai Lama Fellows staff;

  • Prepared to dedicate sufficient time and energy both to the project and year-long engagement with the Dalai Lama Fellows community.

About Us

Dalai Lama Fellows, a distinctive, secular global program personally authorized by His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, envisions a world that works for all. We do this by guiding a global network of young social entrepreneurs to deepen their effectiveness by merging innovation with secular ethics, contemplative values, and compassion.

Connect With Us

Ms. Rosemary Kotei, Dalai Lama Fellows Campus Champion, Ashesi University


Bela Shah, Director of Fellows Selection, Dalai Lama Fellows