Community Partnerships

The Dream Healer

The Institute is also playing an active role in organizing a series of academic lectures designed to complement the world premier of the opera, The Dream Healer, based on Timothy Findley’s Pilgrim which focuses on Carl Jung’s time at the Burghölzli Clinic.

The opera, The Dream Healer, is not just a work of biography, but also of social issues relating to total health – a concept that Jung pioneered by broadening our understanding of healing to include not only science but also the humanities and the arts.

This fundamental element is personified by blending the opera with a lecture series in a unique combination of medicine and music. The series of three lectures featuring international authorities on topic ranging from Stigma to Suicide, plus a film presentation, will be held at the Chan Centre from March 2-8, 2008 and will be open to both the academic community and general public.

Dalai Lama Centre for Peace and Education

The Institute has an ongoing partnership with the Dalai Lama Centre for Peace and Education aimed at establishing dialogues on topics of mutual interest as they pertain to mental health and the well-being of our society. Following on from the great success of organizing and presenting the September 2006 Dialogue on Happiness and Stress as Determinants of Mental Health, between HH the Dalai Lama and prominent clinical and social scientists, the Institute has co-sponsored two separate events at the Wosk Centre for Dialogue featuring, on one occasion presentations by Professor Richard Davidson University of Wisconsin, and John Helliwell, UBC, and most recently Professor Paul Ekman, UCSF, speaking about his upcoming book “Emotion and Compassion,” derived from nearly 40 hours of conversation with HHDL.