• By Dana Sparks

Sharing Mayo Clinic: Eight Lessons on “Compassion in Health Care”

March 6, 2016

the Dalai Lama at Saint Marys Chapel
"A more compassionate mind is very, very helpful to good health."

"Loving kindness, warm-heartedness are keys to health."

"Each of us has some responsibility to make a contribution."

"You can lead this moment because you practice these things."

These words from His Holiness the Dalai Lama resonated with Mayo Clinic staff and guests gathered to hear a special talk on "Compassion in Health Care" on Monday, Feb. 29, at the chapel on the Saint Marys Campusof Mayo Clinic Hospital in Rochester. The Dalai Lama's message was especially pertinent in a setting with a strong connection to the Mayo Clinic Value Statements, which include the values of compassion, respect and healing, all of which came up repeatedly in the Dalai Lama's talk and question-and-answer session that followed.

Read more about the Eight Lessons on "Compassion in Health Care" From the Dalai Lama.

the Dalai Lama at Saint Marys Chapel greeting an employee