LONDON, July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
What and why: Launch of 'Is there more to life than making money?'. From the top deck of the HMS President, with the opulence of the Shard, London Eye, and the Houses of Parliament in the background, a robed Buddhist master leads dignitaries from the House of Lords, Action for Happiness, New Economics Foundation, and young ambassadors from The Prince's Trust, forming an arc of silent reflection.
The moment of calm on the World War I ship, amidst the cityscape, will mark the start of talks on 'Is there more to life than making money?' - part of the Wealth of Europe initiative, exploring the value of values in the 21st century economy. The talks will look at new poll results, which suggest responsibility and not money motivates young people in the UK and Europe.
Where: Top deck, HMS President 1918, Victoria Embankment, London, EC4Y 0HJ
When: Monday 16 July 2012, 10am-1015am (photos), 1015-1145 (talks)
Who: His Holiness Karmapa Thaye Dorje - the 29 year old head of the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, Lord Andrew Stone of Blackheath, Juliet Michaelson from the New Economics Foundation, Mark Williamson from Action for Happiness, Michael Binyon from the Times, Hillary Harris and several other youth ambassadors from The Prince's Trust, will all take part in the photo and talks.
Info: His Holiness Karmapa Thaye Dorje will lead talks on 'Is there more to life than making money?'. The talks form part of Wealth of Europe, which polled young people in Europe about their values. The poll, with questions from The Prince's Trust, British Youth Council, and AIESEC, the world's largest student run organisation, show that 0% of young people think making money is the meaning of life, while 73% say it's about helping and inspiring others. 42% of young people say that recognition and responsibility motivates them the most, with only 2% saying money is the biggest motivator. 430 people aged 18-30 took part in the poll. 1150 young people form The Wealth of Europe community on facebook. The full poll figures are released on Monday.