Featured Articles and Journals: Dalai Lama

June 27, 2016
Lady Gaga and HH Dalai Lama met June 26 in Indiana, where the 30 year old singer interviewed His Holiness on the topic of kindness.  They were both in the midwest to participate at the United States Conference for Mayors 
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August 19, 2015
Philadelphia -- long known as the City of Brotherly Love but more (in)famous recently as the city that destroyed a robot that had traveled safely throughout Canada and parts of  Europe -- will hold a Day of Kindness on Oct. 27 to honor the...
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April 28, 2015
An excerpt from His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s book The Middle Way.
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September 17, 2014
The Dalai Lama, the world's best-known Tibetan Buddhist, stirred things up this week with an interview in which he seemed to suggest that he should be the last to hold that title. “The 14th Dalai Lama now is very popular. Let us then finish with a...
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June 25, 2014
Amnesty International's new campaign to bring awareness to torture included altered photos of HH the Dalai Lama, Karl Lagerfeld, and Iggy Pop.  However, it's been so distressing to many to see His Holiness represented as a beaten and bruised...
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June 23, 2014
A recent article in The Atlantic magazine reports that kindness is the quality most necessary to create and sustain a happy relationship.  Of course this seems obvious - everyone has an aversion to unkindness - but in practice it's not easy to...
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June 18, 2014
Three seemingly disparate celebrities have lent their images and their names to a new campaign by Amnesty International to stop torture around the globe. 
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April 18, 2014
Eric Ripert, the chef at the renowned four-star restaurant Le Bernardin, is a Buddhist who expects those who work in his kitchens to be silent as much as possible and to be mindful -- no cuts or burns on their arms. Not only are the workers happier...
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March 5, 2014
The Dalai Lama gave the prayer at the opening of the U.S. Senate session on Thursday. In Buddhism, prayer isn't seen as an appeal to a higher authority but as a way of connecting to our own highest aspirations. What are your aspirations for the...
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February 26, 2014
Sharon Salzberg’s Real Happiness at Work points to the possibility that we could experience and engender happiness at work in a myriad of ways.  The practice of following one’s breath and returning to the present moment can make us personally...
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December 21, 2013
Today is the Solstice, the day when the North Pole is at its maximum tilt from the sun, creating the longest night of the year in the northern hemisphere. I imagine that for the ancients, this marked the beginning of the new year, not some 10 days...
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October 22, 2013
In the Sakka-pañha Sutta, it is said: Then Sakka, having delighted in & expressed his approval of the Blessed One's words, asked him a further question: "But what, dear sir, is the cause of envy & stinginess, what is their...
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May 17, 2013
In the opening paragraphs of his new blog post at HuffPo, Zen teacher and author David Loy very accurately spells out the activist burnout many engaged citizens feel, Buddhist or otherwise.
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April 24, 2013
Following last week's article on the dearth of female teachers in Tibetan Buddhism, it's wonderful to read today's story in the Telegraph, in which the Dalai Lama reiterates his publicly stated support for women leaders and the possibility of a...
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April 15, 2013
Today in the Huffington Post, author Michaela Haas has a wonderful article asking why there isn't a female Dalai Lama and what is being done to address the sexism underlying the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.  Like many women studying in this...
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February 2, 2013
If you're my friend on Facebook, you know that I share a lot of links. I think of Facebook as a community bulletin board or an envelope of newspaper and magazines clippings that I want to send off to my friends. Here's a bunch of stuff I think is...
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October 25, 2012
"The Mindful Activist" journal is an attempt to share what I experience as my Buddhist practice converges with my political and social interests. If any fellow "activists" (also called engaged citizens, bodhisattvas, or humans) would like...
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October 21, 2012
The artist Chuck Close recently photographed President Obama for his portrait . . . 
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October 19, 2012
Ego keeps busy trying to build a wall around itself, to shut itself away from the “other.” Then, of course, having created this barrier, immediately the ego also wants to communicate with the other, which it now perceives as “outside” or not part of...
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October 17, 2012
Praying to God for a particular outcome, the Dalai Lama says, shows a lack of confidence in ourselves and our actions, along with laziness and unwillingness to work.
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October 13, 2012
  I really feel that some people neglect and overlook compassion because they associate it with religion. Of course, everyone is free to choose whether they pay religion any regard, but to neglect compassion is a mistake because it is the...
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October 1, 2012
"The Mindful Activist" is where I attempt to share what I experience as my Buddhist practice converges with my political and social interests. If any fellow "activists" (also called engaged citizens, bodhisattvas, or humans) want to highlight issues...
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September 13, 2012
His Holiness The Dalai Lama, on his facebook page, wrote the following provocative quote:
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July 1, 2012
                The first annual Compassion Day is Friday, July 6th.  It's also His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s 77th birthday.  Created by the FPMT (the Federation for the Preservation of the Mahayana...
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June 23, 2012
Before you know kindness as the deepest thing inside, you must know sorrow as the other deepest thing. ... Naomi Shahib Nye
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