The Dalai Lama's ageless advice -- as was Shakespeare's -- is brilliantly simple in today's complex digital age: Be real to yourself to create a real environment online. Read: Be human.
I attended the Dalai Lama's talk at the University of California, Irvine, recently for a celebration of his 80th birthday. He said that all he wanted for his birthday was compassion.
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The Dalai Lama's 80th birthday celebration began on Sunday, July 5 in Anaheim of all places, at The Honda Center, as the July Fourth holiday weekend screeched to a halt. We must all make an effort. That was the Dalai Lama's message. An effort to be kind. An effort to be compassionate.
There is perhaps no greater advocate for peace and compassion as respected worldwide as the Dalai Lama. It is the great admiration and esteem The Dalai Lama is held in, by people from all walks of life and all faiths, that makes him such an important figure in a world that is deeply grabbling with complex economic, ecological and social problems, and the need to cultivate human understanding, connection and collective action.
This past Sunday my husband and I ventured to the Honda Center in Anaheim, California for the Dalai Lama's 80th Birthday celebration. The Dalai Lama holds a special place in my heart because it was just a few years ago that my father and I were visiting San Diego.
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."
Philly is the underdog city, we are scrappy, we never give up, and we have heart. That is why we are now winning the match against other East Coast cities. Can you hear it?
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.
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