By: Lucy Tseng, MA, Event Organizer and UCLA Staff
“The greater the force of your compassion, the greater your resilience in confronting hardships.” – Dalai Lama
“Resilience is based on compassion for ourselves as well as compassion for others.” – Sharon Salzberg
“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Confucius
TEDxUCLA invites you to participate in this year’s annual salon on RESILIENCE. In addition to an activities fair, speakers will explore the topic of resilience and offer a program of thought and conversation in this critical time. We believe GRATITUDE (last year’s topic and our recurring theme) and RESILIENCE are ideas worth spreading.
The core of happiness is gratitude, the quality of being thankful in the present moment. This year we explore the concept of gratitude a step further with the topic of resilience, the ability to bounce back. Regardless of age, gender or financial background, we all experience levels of stress and disappointment on a regular basis. Our goal as individuals and as a nation is to cultivate resilience and find ways of coping that lift stressful circumstances towards a more positive outcome.
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
UCLA James West Alumni Center
Activities Fair: 2-3pm
Talks, Q&A + Networking: 3-5pm
Activities Fair is open to the public while the Talk, Q&A and Networking will be a ticketed event. Please join the discussion at https://tedx.ucla.edu/tedxuclasalon-resilience-august-23rd/ where you will find updates on speakers and activities as they become available. Feel free to contact us at TEDxUCLAGratitude@gmail.com should you have any thoughts, questions or concerns.
If you are interested in volunteering, please complete this form: https://goo.gl/forms/M0STkaR70LTutcVD2.