Tag Archive: Dalai Lama

Jun 11

Compassionate Character Development

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This is my third post in a series, where each Monday I will post about a point of reflection or insight that I will use to reflect and meditate on during the week. In order to make it a bit more focused and interesting, I will attempt to do this with topics beginning with letters …

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May 04

Discovering True Happiness – It Takes Work

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

“Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.” ~Aristotle I originally wrote much of this in a reply to an earlier comment from Sharon, but after thinking about this some more, I thought that it would make a good post! Everyone wants to be happy. Everyone …

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Apr 05

Discovering Wisdom Through Practice

Guthrie SR Atrium - Photo by Matthew D. Anthony (c) 2012

“We do not receive wisdom, we must discover it for ourselves, after a journey through the wilderness, which no one else can make for us, which no one can spare us, for our wisdom is the point of view from which we must come at last to regard the world.” – Marcel Proust During this …

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Oct 06

Suffering is Caused by Ignorance

Mossy Wooded Path

As many of my readers already know, I was blessed to be able to attend the Kalachakra Initiation, in Washington D.C., this past July. During one of the preliminary teachings that preceded the Kalachakra Initiation, H.H. The Dalai Lama, mentioned something that struck me at a very deep level, and has continued to resonate with …

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Jul 21

The Importance of Love, Compassion, and Kindness

Power of Light

During the first day of teachings that preceded the Kalachakra, H.H. The Dalai Lama, gave what amounted to a comparative religion lecture. One of the keys to his lecture was the fact that the attributes of love, compassion, and kindness are central tenants of every world religion. Every world religion teaches these attributes because they …

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Jun 12

Practicing Charity

The Buddha. *Used with permission from publicdomainpictures.net*

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.  If you want to be happy, practice compassion.  ~H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama As evidenced by the above quote from H.H. the Dalai Lama one of the most important things that you can do to both improve your life and the life of others is to …

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