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The Dalai Lama

Gatekeeper of the Temple of the Heart: Juliet Hollister, Founder of The Temple of Understanding

Mike Schwager | Posted 03.25.2015 | Religion
Mike Schwager

My dear friend Juliet Hollister passed away in 2001. She was 84, going on 24. I never really dwelt on her age, for to know her was to know a youthful spirit, though more than likely a very old soul.

A Time for Prayer, Thanksgiving, Discernment and Strategic Nonviolent Action

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 01.26.2015 | Religion
Marian Wright Edelman

Through daily moral consciousness we must all counter the proliferating voices of racial and ethnic and religious division that are regaining too much respectability over the land.

Carol Kuruvilla

The Dalai Lama Gives New Yorkers A Lesson On Wisdom As Opponents Protest | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 11.06.2014 | Religion

NEW YORK -- As protesters milled on the sidewalk outside, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama took center stage at the Beacon Theater on Monday with a le...

Huge Change Could Be Coming To Tibet

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.09.2014 | Religion

The Dalai Lama told German newspaper Welt am Sonntag in a recent interview that he sees no need for a successor to follow him. The Tibetan leader tol...

The Dalai Lama Film : An Interview with Mickey Lemle

Stephanie Spiro | Posted 10.04.2014 | Arts
Stephanie Spiro

This month I'd like to focus on the timely and extraordinarily important Kickstarter campaign for filmmaker Mickey Lemle's The Dalai Lama Film, raising funds on Kickstarter until August 10th.

Happy Birthday, Dalai Lama!

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.11.2014 | Religion

His Holiness the Dalai Lama turns 79 on July 6, 2014, and HuffPost Religion celebrates by taking a look his life through the years. The Dalai Lama ...

A Compassionate and Holistic Economy, Where Local Is Global

Thierry Dufay | Posted 04.30.2014 | Impact
Thierry Dufay

What if we swap minimum wage with minimum existence? The essence should be a good and beautiful life. For people and for planet.

The Dalai Lama On Achieving Happiness: Use Your Heart And Your Brain

HuffPost Live | Ali Zaslav | Posted 02.27.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

His Holiness the Dalai Lama joined Willow Bay on Feb. 26 for a HuffPost Live conversation about happiness, mindfulness and success. After the inter...

Ann Brenoff

7 Things You Can Learn From Being In The Same Room As The Dalai Lama | Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.27.2014 | Religion

A friend described hearing the Dalai Lama speak in a convention hall as "being in the presence of God." Another friend, who years ago also was in the ...

WATCH: 'Technology Cannot Produce Compassion'

Posted 02.26.2014 | Healthy Living

With more than 8 million Twitter followers, the outside observer may assume that His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama knows a thing or two about (mindfull...

What The Dalai Lama Thinks Of The Mindful Revolution

Posted 02.26.2014 | Healthy Living

In the past year, the idea of mindful living has gotten significant attention in the media and in pop culture. But is mindfulness simply a trend, or i...

Dalai Lama On Hollywood: It's Bad For My Eyes And A Waste Of Time

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 02.26.2014 | Entertainment

It's safe to say that His Holiness the Dalai Lama will not be tuning in to the Academy Awards this Sunday. In a live-broadcast interview with Huff...

Mindfulness in Everyday Life: My Day With the Dalai Lama -- A Primer for Happiness

Donna Rockwell, PsyD | Posted 04.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Donna Rockwell, PsyD

I listened carefully as he spoke. I took notes. I mulled over in detail his main points. Since that day, I have steeped, like tea, in the essence of his message. My sense is that if he were to write a "Dear Dalai Lama" column, this is what he might say.

In Tune With the Spirit

Claire Fordham | Posted 03.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Claire Fordham

At a time when it's getting harder and harder to motivate Joe and Jane Public to buy music, a singer/songwriter from New Zealand has released a CD wit...

What It's Like To Finish The Dalai Lama's Sentences

Civil Beat | Jon Letman | Posted 10.18.2013 | Religion

Editor's Note: When the 14th Dalai Lama visited Honolulu for the inaugural Pillars of Peace Hawaii in April 2012, Civil Beat contributor Jon Letman wa...

The Dalai Lama Honors MLK By Sharing His Own Dream

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 08.29.2013 | Religion

To mark the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech during the March on Washington on August 28th of 1963, His Holiness t...

How It Felt To Meet My Biggest Inspiration

Sophia Slater | Posted 09.30.2013 | Teen
Sophia Slater

A few days after I arrived, things got even more exciting. I received a message: "Be at the Dalai Lama's compound by 11:30 on Tuesday. Don't be late. Bring your passport." I was going to meet the Dalai Lama?!

The Dalai Lama's Nose

Emily O'Dell | Posted 09.10.2013 | Religion
Emily O'Dell

For years, I'd always wondered: if I met a master of Buddhism, what might I say? How might I act? I'd never contemplated that my chihuahua might be present. Or that the master might be His Holiness himself -- the Dalai Lama.

The Coolest Meditator In The World

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 09.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

When we met with the Dalai Lama he was standing on his veranda overlooking the beautiful Himalayan Mountain range, smiling and waving for us to come. We went to bow as is the tradition, but he lifted us, took our hands, and said: "We are all equal here."

Happy Birthday Dalai Lama!

AP | Posted 07.06.2013 | Religion

BYLAKUPPE, India -- Thousands of Tibetans waved banners and danced and schoolchildren sang prayers Saturday at a Tibetan university in southern India ...

Online and Off at the Aspen Ideas Festival

Catherine Cussaguet | Posted 08.27.2013 | Denver
Catherine Cussaguet

Last night in Aspen, I attended a conversation between Arianna Huffington and David Brooks about the state of American society and culture. The conve...

WATCH: Arianna Moderates Panel With The Dalai Lama

Posted 05.18.2013 | Healthy Living

On Wednesday, His Holiness the Dalai Lama traveled to Madison, Wisconsin for Change Your Mind, Change the World 2013. In the video above, watch his...

Curbing Fossil Fuels to Power a Public Health Revolution

Jonathan Patz | Posted 07.11.2013 | Religion
Jonathan Patz

The simple truth is that our antiquated energy policies, along with other industrialized nations, are disrupting the planet's climate and threating many species, including our own. But much of our economy is dependent on fossil fuels.

Dalai Lama Says He Would Support A Woman Successor

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 04.26.2013 | Religion

While some religious leaders might shy away from establishing a tradition of helping women ascend to high-ranking positions, the Dalai Lama voices a m...

'I Hope You No That Of Yourself'

Jane Ratcliffe | Posted 02.19.2013 | Fifty
Jane Ratcliffe

That little girl's words -- I hope you no that of yourself -- have stayed with me. Over the ten or so years since she gave me that card, I've found myself passing along her message to more than one person.