Leading a life threaded through with the tenets of social integrity is not an uncommon thing, and most people would say they're committed to doing just that on a daily basis.
How? Responsible actions and words that raise up and further us all are good starts, but there are many ways to practice integrity on a community-wide scale.
The Dalai Lama has thoughts on the topic, and he'll share those in an appearance at the Forum on Tuesday, Feb. 25. "The public talk will focus on sharing the value of social integrity," Lama Tenzin Dhonden, the personal peace emissary to the Dalai Lama, offered. "The theme will be nonviolence and the effects of compassion in the 21st century."
"It is hoped that His Holiness' words will make a significant contribution to minimizing the stresses people face in today's world, where financial, environmental, and social conflicts are constant."
This isn't the first Southern California appearance by the Tibetan spiritual leader; past visits to the area include a 2011 stop in Long Beach and the University of Southern California, where the spiritual leader spoke on Secular Ethics, Human Values, and Society.
Tickets are now on sale for the Feb. 25 event, which is presented by the Lourdes Foundation. Prices for the 12:15 talk start at $38.40.
If you can't make the Forum talk, note that the Dalai Lama has other Golden State cities on his schedule, including Berkeley, San Francisco, and Santa Clara.
Social integrity is indeed something we hear about more and more, from the workplace to our online communities. The Forum will likely be full of people eager to further the concept, and to hear a few words of wisdom on the timely topic from the Dalai Lama himself.