Institute for Compassionate Leadership to Hold Launch Party in NYC on November 20
11/15/2013

The Institute for Compassionate Leadership (ICL) will hold its launch party in NYC on November 20, 2013 at WeCreate Offices 58 E. 11th St 8th Floor from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST).

Online PR News – 15-November-2013 – New York, NY – The Institute for Compassionate Leadership (www. instituteforcompassionateleadership.org) will hold its launch party in NYC on November 20, 2013 at WeCreate Offices 58 E. 11th St 8th Floor from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST). The event is open to the general public and will feature drinks, dancing, words from ICL board members Sharon Salzberg and Aaron Slavutin with an opportunity for all to learn more about ICL and meet the its team. ICL t-shirts will also be available for purchase. Tickets with a donation starting at $35 can be reserved online at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/institute-for-compassionate-leadership-launch-party-tickets-7518354601 or at the door the night of the event.

“We are very excited to begin our journey to create meaningful change in today’s world. We know our toughest world challenges demand a new kind of leader – one with those skills found at ICL. Our inaugural ICL class is set to begin in January 2014 – we want to generate as much interest as possible through our launch event as we continue to fill our first class,” said Lodro Rinzler, founder of ICL, teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage and the author of the best-selling book "The Buddha Walks into a Bar."

Designed for those in their 20’s, the ICL will integrate executive coaching, mentorship, authenticity training, and job-placement networking under one umbrella, with the aim that those completing the training will be part of a new generation empowered with tools to create lasting positive change in the world. Rinzler drew the inspiration to found the ICL from his best college friend Alex Orent, described by President Obama as a compassionate advocate for social change who channeled that energy into senatorial and presidential campaigns before his life came to an untimely end in 2012. Applications for the ICL’s first round of trainees are being sought.

More information on ICL can be found on their website at www.instituteforcompassionateleadership.org.

About ICL
The Institute for Compassionate Leadership (ICL) empowers the next generation of socially conscious, self-aware and compassionate leaders to meet worldwide challenges as they strive to shape a better and brighter future for the world. During its transformational six-month program, Millennial-generation aspiring change-makers receive training in a wide variety of disciplines including meditation, community organizing, and traditional leadership skills.