UPDATE: Lady Gaga posted the full official video of her panel with The Dalai Lama and Phil Anschutz at the U.S Conference Of Mayors.
“The really fantastic thing about kindness is that it’s free,” Gaga said. “It’s the best resource that we have because you can give and receive kindness and the well of it inside of you will never dry up. And it can’t hurt you or anyone else. It’s the thing that brings us all together.
She added: “I feel the most important the reason to focus on kindness with what we’re experiencing in the world is to consider the United States as a human body, and the brain is the government. And all the organs south of the neck: this is the people. These different organs in our body, these are the different factions, the things that separate us as people.
“What we’re experiencing right now is that the mind of the United States and the body are not talking. There’s no connection. In science, what it tells us is that this connection between the brain and the rest of the body, when it erodes, you have system failure. Brain damage. This is what we’re witnessing. Because the mind of the United States and the body of the United States are not connected we have disharmony. And kindness is the cheapest way to cure that, and it has a priceless aftermath.”
EARLIER ON JUNE 23:
Lady Gaga is promoting peace with one of the most influential forces on the planet.
The super pop star told fans this week she has plans to meet with the Dalai Lama in Indianapolis at the The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) 84th Annual Meeting on Sunday, June 26th. She’ll be joined by the spiritual leader for an onstage conversation about social and mental health which will be moderated by journalist Ann Curry. The session will also feature a Q&A session with the government officials and a select group of young people.
I am honored to be sitting down with the @DalaiLama this Sunday to have a conversation about kindness to 300 of our important US mayors. ✌🏾
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) June 22, 2016
The Dalai Lama will address “the global significance of building kind and compassionate cities through action at the local level.”
Hillary Clinton, who Gaga has publicly endorsed in recent weeks, will also speak at the private events.
The news comes on the same day as Billboard’s ‘Stop Violence’ open letter to congress, which Gaga, and 200 of her fellow musical peers, has co-signed.