Episode 12: The Mission of Cultivating Compassion: Dr. Thupten Jinpa

Dr. Thupten Jinpa


From arriving as a Tibetan child refugee in India at a tender age of 1, to relocating to a children’s home in Shimla, to quitting formal school at 10 to adopt monkhood, to being called upon by His Holiness the Dalai Lama to be His interpreter, to earning a B.A and Ph.D from Cambridge and subsequently relinquishing monkhood, Dr. Thupten Jinpa’s journey through life is a fascinating tapestry of hard work, faith, self-enquiry, serendipity, luck, ambition, drive and above all, compassion. An extraordinary individual, Dr. Jinpa is a great example of high achievements, with his heart in the right place. A globally acclaimed expert on compassion, Dr. Thupten Jinpa has been the principal English translator to the Dalai Lama since 1985. He has translated and edited more than ten books by the Dalai Lama. He is also the architect of the Compassion Cultivation Training at The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE), Stanford University, California, USA.


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February 17, 2019

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  1. This is such a fantastic interview — loved every minute of it. The questions were so wonderful and each answer profound. Loved these words — “Rising above differences and recognizing our common humanity.” Feel so inspired. Thank you, Mindful Initatives for bringing these amazing people into our little corner and showering us with light and inspiration!


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