“When you enter a room, you clean the air. When you enter a meeting, you clean the mental and emotional environment. When you’re present, the presence of your soul changes the environment” — Alfredo Sfeir-Younis

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The Path to a Peaceful Planet: A Conversation with a Visionary Economist - Alfredo Sfeir-Younis

Alfredo Sfeir-Younis, a visionary environmental economist and a devoted student of Lama Gangchen, has made a remarkable impact on the fields of human rights, peace, and social justice during his long and distinguished career at the World Bank as the institution’s first environmental economist. He was the Director of the World Bank Office in Geneva, Switzerland and served as Special Representative to the United Nations and the World Trade Organization in New York and Geneva. 

His work encompassed diverse areas, including poverty eradication, human rights, international trade and finance, gender issues, sustainable development, culture and spirituality and alternative medicine.

Besides his outstanding career achievements, Alfredo received numerous prestigious awards, such as the Lifetime Ambassador of Peace, World Healer Award, and Peace Ambassador Award, among others. Currently he is the founder of the Zamboling Institute for Human Transformation in Chile, where he currently lives.

In this conversation, you'll learn:

  • Lama Gangchen’s request for Alfredo and what it means to become a 200% Environmental economist.
  • The interconnectedness of all humans, nature, and the power of the self in shaping our reality.
  • Alfredo’s experiences presenting proposals for world peace to the United Nations and the significance of Social Buddhism in fostering compassion and understanding in society.

In consciousness, our journey starts,

With love and kindness in our hearts.

Interconnected, one with all,

We hear compassion’s sacred call.


A world at peace, where hatred’s ceased,

And harmony’s a constant feast.

Embracing nature’s vital role,

United, we can heal the soul.

Sincere thanks to our Guest!

This conversation with Alfredo sheds light on the power of consciousness and how it shapes our experiences and the world around us. Our consciousness influences every aspect of our lives, from relationships with others to how we respond to challenges. 

As we explore the wisdom shared by Alfredo and the teachings of Lama Gangchen, let us contemplate the profound impact of our consciousness and strive to create a world rooted in love, compassion, and peace.

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