The Heart of Compassion: A Practical Approach to a

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They should consult the various heads of the Tibetan Buddhist traditions and the reliable oath-bound Dharma Protectors who are linked inseparably to the lineage of the Dalai Lamas. Vajra Sky Over Tibet is a visually spectacular cinematic pilgrimage bearing witness to the indomitable faith of Tibet’s endangered Buddhist community and the imminent threat to its very survival. Similarly, when meditating, you need to be skillful by having frequent, short sessions; it is more important that the session be good quality than it be long.

The Power of Buddhism: His Holiness, the Dalai Lama with

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Among these, in the Buddhist tradition, is a special instruction called mind training, which focuses on cultivating concern for others and turning adversity to advantage. See more » This film gives much more than it's title implies. And is resilience something you can gain through practice? But they may have trouble otherwise recognizing the transplanted, 2,500-year-old religion in its Americanized version.

The Wisdom of Compassion: Stories of Remarkable Encounters

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The Dalai Lama’s seat has always been in the Himalayan region of Tibet, until the Communist Revolution in China forced him to flee to India. What passed between these representatives of two distinct intellectual modes of thinking about the world were facts, data—knowledge. While many of the great Tibetan teachers did and do eat animals, the Dalai Lama has broken new ground by publicly stating his case for vegetarianism. Mind and Life’s 30th Dialogue with the Dalai Lama, on the topic of Perception, Concepts, and Self: Contemporary Scientific and Buddhist Perspectives, took place from December 14–17 at the Sera Monastery in India.

The Meaning of Life: Buddhist Perspectives on Cause and

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It is perhaps significant that the discussion on “lawsuit-making” occurs in the Bhikkhunī-vibhanga section of the Samantapāsādikā rather than in the earlier exegesis on the Bhikkhunī-vibhanga. By the end of the year, with Tibetan connivance they had captured Lhasa, killed Lhazang and all his family and deposed Yeshe Gyatso. The Dalai Lama Quotes this favorite verse found in the writings of the renowned eighth century Buddhist saint Shantideva, as one of his own greatest sources of inspiration: And for as long as living beings remain, This worldly-wise man lives the simplest of lives, but teachings from the Dalai Lama are listened to around the planet The Dalai Lama is often quoted on his views on happiness, compassion and love These Dalai Lama quotes speak to our heart, no matter what race or creed we are Your Top Ten Dalai Lama Quotes:

How to Expand Love: Widening the Circle of Loving

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The Dalai Lama is opposed to usage and stockpiling of weapons of mass destruction and supports demilitarization. His schooling consisted of logic, Tibetan art and culture, Sanskrit, medicine and Buddhist philosophy, which is divided into five other categories dealing with the perfection of wisdom, monastic discipline, metaphysics, logic and epistemology—the study of knowledge. I think we should listen to those scientists and experts. Perhaps their actions can be justified by their compassionate motivation to contribute to the welfare of both society and the criminal herself.

The Art of Happiness at Work

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Speaking about the Tibetan culture that was prevalent before His Holiness and his entourage fled Tibet. Tibetans and Mongolians were their vassals who had to guard the magic entry gates to their world. ... Far from recognizing their destructive potential and challenging them, we often nurture and reinforce them. For instances, someone accuses you, "You stole this." or "You ruined such and such," and you feel, "I didn't do that." It has to be a transformation committed to and with people.

The Dalai Lama Book of Quotes: A Collection of Speeches,

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Dorje Shudgen rides a snow lion ...and has a jewel-splitting mongoose perched on his left arm, symbolising his power to bestow wealth on those who put their trust in him... Often described as “larger than life,” the Columbia University professor is soon bringing his style of Tibetan Buddhism to Vancouver. As soon as they were out of Ma Bufang’s area, he was officially declared to be the 14th Dalai Lama by the Central Government and after ten weeks of travel he arrived in Lhasa to great acclaim on 8 October 1939. [32] Lhamo Thondup was recognised formally as the reincarnated Dalai Lama and renamed Jetsun Jamphel Ngawang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso (Holy Lord, Gentle Glory, Compassionate, Defender of the Faith, Ocean of Wisdom) although he was not formally enthroned as the Dalai Lama until the age of 15; instead, the regent acted as the head of the Kashag until that time.

The Dalai Lama: A Biography

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Thus, the First Dalai Lama had forty-six prior reincarnations, and the present Dalai Lama being sixtieth. You can get travel permits and find employment etc.. Undaunted, the current Dalai Lama himself keeps to a busy schedule of spiritually enlightening meditation—six hours per day. If we transmit to people only that you should be on guard all the time, we are going to lose them.” Through my encounter with Buddhists, I began asking different questions of Judaism.

Worlds of Difference: Teachers'

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Sunday’s extravaganza also kicked off a three-day “Global Compassion Summit,” to be held at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). The actions of previous generations affect the lives of the generations that follow. The secret order had (and still has) an important base underground in the. Tibetan Buddhism spread to the West in the second half of the 20th century as many Tibetan leaders were exiled from their homeland. The Dalai Lama has since lived in exile in Dharamsala, in the state of Himachal Pradesh in northern India, where the Central Tibetan Administration (the Tibetan government-in-exile) is also established.

King of Dharma: The Illustrated Life of Je Tsongkapa,

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Either way, it’s no great sacrifice for the current Dalai Lama to ask for the role to end AFTER he dies. He who loves 50 people has 50 woes; he who loves no one has no woes. Then, judge which is more important: should you join this one selfish, self-centred, stupid person or these poor, needy, helpless people. The only escape from samsara, the endless cycles of rebirth, is the path of equanimity leading to enlightenment.