“What would it take?” When we set out on a special project to find answers to that question in many, varied forms, we knew we would encounter many, varied answers. One thread, however, seemed to weave through most, if not all, of the responses: the need for hope. We invited the Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi, a student of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and founder and director of the Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, to answer what could be the biggest of the Big Questions: What would it take to find hope?

This interview originally appeared in the Winter 2012 issue of Momentum magazine, Ensia’s predecessor.