The Dalai Lama giving a public teaching in front of the US Capitol in Washington DC, on July 9th 2011. This is in conjunction with a 10 day Kalachakra Ritual – a major transformative teaching, that thousands of people are currently receiving in a sports stadium
Am I the only one to see an immense global significance to these events ?
I am a wanderer and a wonderer, like you are. I love our journey and to walk in the company of friends – to learn, experience, share, laugh, cry and above all I simply love this marvelous, magical, mysterious life. I have no plan (cannot believe I am saying this) and my only intention is to be truthful to myself and others.
No, you are not.
Even my weatherlady is there with friends:
He who speaks the Truth speaks for all and to all.
He has the right vehicle for it too. Head of State in exile.
Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of compassion…
Fatima, didn’t the Dalai Lama (bless him!) say he let go of being head of state – not wanting to combine the religious and political leadership roles? (Or did I pick the wrong one?)
Anyway – a great talk, looks so simple, but just gently keeps going deeper. I like the insight about compassion – what is a natural part of human nature, and what is built up or developed (loving your enemy). Then going on to looking into your own perception. Lovely combination with “I could be wrong”!
I feel love streaming in me as I listen to him.
Hi Johanna – You are probably right I do not follow him closely but treasure any opportunity to hear him speak which these days mostly happens here on these pages and through ET. If what you say is true and most likely it is I don’t think that it really matters, though traditionally that has been the role of Dalai Lama.
If he did resign it must give him a freedom that suits the current world situation and he still carries that position in public credibility. Opens door all around don’t you think?
A wonderful talk, yes just as you describe….so subtlety beautiful,
Hello again, Fatima,
Nice to hear from you again.
I just googled “Dalai Lama resigns as Tibetan Head of State”, and, yes, this is what happened in March this year. My husband heard it on the news at the time, and told me of it. It has set off protest, perplexity and challenges for the Tibetans. The Chinese seem to think it’s a trick.
Yes, I agree with you that it leaves him more free to do what he needs to do now. There seems a renewed vigour in his way of speaking. And what doors it may open – who knows? I love the fact that he had a personal meeting with Obama. It is Australia’s loss that our prime minister declined to meet with him.
Robert Thurman on Kalachakra
Ahhh…beautiful. I never heard this before…the information.
But I have heard this in many places and in and from many forms…..(always from the Dalai Lama)
That is that, In our life forms, its all about warm heartedness and compassion…..and ….the community of man…(service)
Thank you for these opportunities to listen/see him. I feel very blessed to be born in these apparently very difficult times. Nothing new in a way but somehow….bigger and…badder.
(Two hundred years ago I would have had to go to Tibet. and we were killing ourselves with single shot guns and knives.)