Tenzin P. Rinpoche
Tenzin P. Rinpoche‘s Biography
The Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi Rinpoche is Director of the Ethics Initiative at the MIT Media Lab. He is recognized as an innovative thinker, a philosopher educator, a polymath and a monk. Venerable Tenzin is also Founding Director of The Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
The Center at MIT has 6 Nobel Peace Laureates as its founding members and its programs run in 8 countries and expanding. Venerable Tenzin’s unusual background encompasses entering a Buddhist monastery at the age of 10 years to receiving graduate education at Harvard with degrees ranging from Philosophy to Physics to International Relations.
He is also a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, as well as a Tribeca Disruptive Fellow.
Venerable Tenzin serves on the Board of several academic, humanitarian, and religious organizations. He is a recipient of several recognitions and awards, including a 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award from Harvard for his visionary contributions to humanity.