Overwhelmingly, people say they love the Dalai Lama because of his integrity. But what does that mean? And how can we live in the same way? How can we concretely learn from his teachings?
The term Kundun in Tibetan literally means "presence" but the Dalai Lama's absence from Tibet is an all too real pain that is impossible not to feel. Or in a strange way, it could be interpreted as an overall presence in noting the absence.
The Dalai Lama's message of compassion and nonviolence resonates at the core of our common humanity, regardless of nationality or religious background. This era of universal admiration and respect for a spiritual leader is unparalleled in history.
A few years ago I heard His Holiness speak in Los Angeles and I recall him saying to the audience: "I'm no different than you. The only difference between me and you is that my mind is quieter than yours."
While I love his wish, I say let's take it a step further: Let's give His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, the gift of global compassion education by mainstreaming compassion training in schools, communities and businesses around the world.
In this wide-ranging conversation we learn about the iconic leader's spiritual formation in Tibet, his extraordinary escape from the Chinese, his interest in science, how he meditates and what compassion means in real life.
Her career is an interesting story of how an artist representing traditional wisdom made their work more approachable by evolving to a contemporary sound with the encouragement of a rock producer and a pop diva.
The Dalai Lama's version of compassion is more muscular than Sunday-school stereotypes of a benign but soft and flabby kindness. He sees such full disclosure as one application of compassion in the public sphere, as is forceful action to right injustice of every kind.
The Dalai Lama uses the term "emotional hygiene" to urge us to get our disturbing emotions -- anger, frustration, anxiety -- under better control. The...
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The Dalai Lama had come to John Oliver High School for an in-person session on Educating Hearts and Minds. Several hundred students were packed into the school gym for the event, which was live-streamed as well to thirty-three thousand others across the province.
Given that true happiness begins with a modicum of material comfort but then depends on cultivating qualities of mind like contentment and caring, the purpose of economic development, in the Dalai Lama's view, can be found in furthering both goals.
The following is an excerpt from Daniel Goleman's new book, A Force for Good: The Dalai Lama's Vision for Our World. While we can't control when we ...
Interfaith connection can heal the world; but only if there is enough of it - and enough of it requires enough of us working hard at it.
In the wake of a disaster, there is a desperate immediate need for food, shelter, medicine and other aid. But in the longer term, entire systems may need to be rebuilt.
Dancing to Pitbull's "Fireball," 96-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch and ballroom dance teacher Vard Margaryan wowed the "America's Got Talent" judges and audience on Tuesday, June 9, 2015.