JULY 11, 2022

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your warm greetings on my 87th birthday. I deeply appreciate your good wishes and consider them to be a recognition of whatever little I have been able to contribute towards developing a more peaceful society.

Your words are a firm support for my efforts to be of service to others. Your hope and confidence in me strengthens my determination to contribute to the wellbeing of the more than seven billion human beings on this planet.

My message, based on simple logical reasoning, is that compassion – caring for the wellbeing of others – is essential. Regardless of one’s beliefs, it is important to be compassionate in our everyday lives.

During our childhood, our mothers raised us with affection, nurturing us with loving kindness. By living our lives compassionately, we will be happy and will positively affect our family and friends.

Through cultivating peace of mind within ourselves, I believe that there is a real opportunity for the world to become a more peaceful place.

Today, I appeal to all my friends: whether you accept religion or not, kindly practice Compassion, that is, whenever possible please try to help others, irrespective of who they are.

That’s all I want to say today. Tashi Deleg!

-His Holiness The Dalai Lama

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Wed 8/17
Nature of the Heart: Awakening Our Innate Wisdom and Compassion

Nature of the Heart: Awakening Our Innate Wisdom and Compassion

In this ongoing series, Nina & Chandra weave together mystical stories, visualizations, meditations, mantra repetition, and singing chants.Wednesday, August 17, …
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100-Hour Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training (Fall 2022)

100-Hour Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training (Fall 2022)

Five online levels from October 1, 2022 through January 15, 2023 Saturdays & Sundays from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm …
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