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“How to Be a Peacemaker”

“Looking at modern champions of peace such as Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., Nelson Mandela, and the Dalai Lama,” writes Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, “we see that as life put them to the test, they all came to the conclusion that peace is the way. How did they do it?” Good question! See Sakyong Mipham’s […]

900 Authors Are Taking Out a Full-Page Anti-Amazon Ad in Sunday’s New York Times

Out here in the woods, at the end of not one but two dirt roads, in a shack equipped with a picture of the Dalai Lama, a high-speed data line and a copy of Thoreau’s “Civil Disobedience,” Amazon’s dream of dominating the publishing world has run into some trouble. Douglas Preston, who summers in this... Read More

Crowdfunding works: Updates on Against the Stream’s new SF Center and “The Dalai Lama Film”

Good news: Against the Stream’s online fundraising campaign for a new meditation center in San Francisco has been fully funded. But your donation is still very much welcome. Why? As ATS tells us: The $30,000 raised [thus far] brings us what we need for the original renovation contract, but every dollar more buys us some […]

A Kickstarter for Nature lovers…

From TigerLion Arts — who produced “KIPO!”, a circus of spirit, song and dance from Tibet, and the official arts component of the Dalai Lama’s 2011 Minnesota visit (the Sun was a sponsor) — comes Nature, an “outdoor play, created by Ralph Waldo Emerson’s great-great-great-grandson, about Emerson and Thoreau’s mutual love affair with the natural world.” […]

Reputable news source breaks huge Dalai Lama story

According to a large-circulation media outlet of some repute, the Dalai Lama has retired and taken up a new residence: the infamous Playboy mansion. In fact, says the report, “Hugh Hefner has named the Dalai Lama the new Leader of Playboy, which the spiritual leader has embraced.” Shocking, no? Read all about this surprising revelation [...]

Want to sit in the Dalai Lama’s big, comfy chair? It won’t come cheap.

Via the Chicago Tribune‘s “Breaking Business” section: “The limited edition Stickley Eastwood Chair, a replica of the custom-designed model used by the Dalai Lama during several recent public appearances, will be on the showroom floor of Toms-Price Home Furnishings in Wheaton [Illinois] starting Sept. 15. The price tag is just under $10,000, including a matching […]

Here Are Some Links For Your Weekend Reading

Why are vacations so stressful? Here are some of the posts that caught my eye. Hope you find something interesting. Lighter Links: The Negative Side of Positive Thinking. (Explore) The Dalai Lama’s Ski Trip: What you can learn in th...

Throwing the Hippocratic Oath in the trash

An excerpt from The Demise of Medicine. The Dalai Lama has once been quoted as saying, “Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.”  In a nutshell, the Hippocratic Oath can be summarized in this one phrase: “Primum non nocere – above all, do no […]

I Origins

“If scientific analysis were conclusively to demonstrate certain claims in Buddhism to be false, then we must accept the findings of science and abandon those claims.”—Dalai Lama XIV The conflict between science and religion, fact and faith has been a starting point for great fiction for centuries. Show More Summary

The Dalai Lama playing Beacon Theater (again)

Spend Samhain with Samhain and then cleanse your soul two days later when His Holiness himself The Dalai Lama will take over the Beacon Theater for two days (not everyone can be the Allman Brothers). The event description reads:Tibe...

"My true religion is kindness."

“My true religion is kindness.” - The Dalai Lama

Help Kickstart “The Dalai Lama Film”

“Be a part of HH The Dalai Lama’s legacy,” reads the announcement from Lemle Pictures, “by helping to make a film His Holiness calls part of his ‘Spiritual Will.’ With your help, The Dalai Lama Film will capture His Holiness’s wisdom, humor, and compassion and spread it throughout the world.” The documentary, now in production […]

Dalai Lama to Buddhists: Stop Killing Muslims

If monks going on the rampage against Muslims doesn't sound very Buddhist to you, then the Dalai Lama is in agreement. At a celebration high in the Himalayas to mark his 79th birthday, the religious leader spoke out against attacks on the Muslim minorities in Burma and Sri Lanka, Al...

Dalai Lama Decrys Anti-Muslim Violence During Birthday Celebration

Tenzin Gyasto, the 14th Dalai Lama, celebrated his 79th birthday with an address in which he spoke out against violence targeting Muslim minorities in Myanmar and Sri Lanka. The Dalai Lama spoke before tens of thousands of Buddhists, CNN reports. Hollywood actor Richard Gere was among the crowd there to hear the Buddhist leader speak,

In birthday speech, Dalai Lama asks for end to anti-Muslim violence

Yesterday in Northern India the Dalai Lama turned 79 — and used the occasion to call for an end to violence against Muslims in Burma and Sri Lanka. “I urge the Buddhists in these countries to imagine an image of Buddha before they commit such a crime,” he said. “Buddha preaches love and compassion. If […]

The Dalai Lama’s 79th birthday celebration: live webcast, digital prayer flags, local celebrations

The Dalai Lama will be sharing his 79th birthday this Sunday, July 6, with about 150,000 devotees in Ladakh, where he’s conducting the elaborate Kalachakra ceremonies. If you’ve been unable to make the trek to the remote Himalayan kingdom, however, you can tune in to a live webcast of birthday celebrations from Ladakh at 8AM […]

Amnesty International apologizes to Iggy Pop over Justin Bieber torture ad

Recently, Amnesty International released a series of ads against torture, which featured beaten celebrities saying the kind of stuff that goes against their entire belief system. You know, stuff like the Dalai Lama condoning materialism and Karl Lagerfeld advocating bad fashion. It’s actually a pretty clever campaign to show young people what torture can entail.MORE

Daily Connect: Update: Amnesty Int'l Removes HHDL Pic

2 months agoReligion / Buddhism : IDP Blog

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 victim, that Amnesty International has removed his photo from their ads, and issued this statement: read more

Amnesty Int’l deletes images of Dalai Lama, Iggy Pop from anti-torture campaign, issues apology

Amnesty International’s graphically startling anti-torture campaign we spotlighted last week has backfired a bit. The organization’s Belgian arm manipulated photographs of three celebrities—the Dalai Lama, Iggy Pop, and Karl Lagerfeld—to...Show More Summary

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