ITP Alum Participates in Dalai Lama Fellows Leadership Assembly

Thursday, Jul 18, 2019

Sean Kim speaks in front of a crowd

Sean Kim

ITP Alum Sean Kim participated in the Dalai Lama Fellows' 2019 Contemplative Leadership Assembly as a member of the hosting team at Contemplative Science Center of the University of Virginia - Charlottesville from June 17-21. The attendees of this event included 40 current Dalai Lama Fellows traveling from as many as 22 different countries, as well as UVA staff and faculty.    

At the assembly, Sean had the opportunity to present his meditation-aid technologies that he developed at ITP and during his Dalai Lama Fellowship. He also led a workshop where  gave a lecture titled “How Technology Can Transform the Way We Engage in Mindfulness.” During this workshop, Sean discussed cutting-edge technologies and its prospects of helping people be more mindful in addition to A.I.’s potential interaction with religion and spirituality, possible ethical issues arising from it, and the contemplative leadership skills needed to ensure a smooth transition into a tech-friendly future.