Lavina Shamdasani studied the neuroscience, philosophy and pedagogy of compassion at the Compassion Institute™. She has taught Compassion Cultivation Training, self-compassion classes, and led book club discussions at Tibet House US and The Trinity School. She has a degree in pre-med and Biomedical Engineering and worked in the healthcare industry for several years. Having lived in Kenya, India, and the U.S., Lavina has firsthand experience with a multitude of different religions and cultures and has an international and diverse background. CCT had a transformative impact on her and brought about a positive shift in the overall quality of her life and relationships that inspired her to teach within her community. Lavina has a passion for travel and design.
Tibet House US was founded at the request of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, who at the inauguration in 1987 stated his wish for a long-term cultural institution to ensure the survival of Tibetan civilization and culture, whatever the political destiny of the six million people of Tibet itself.