|15/06/2013 19:53 (GMT+7)|
Just as a tree with roots undamaged and firm grows again even though cut down, so also, if latent craving is not rooted out, this dukkha (of birth, ageing and death) arises again and again.
|10/06/2013 19:54 (GMT+7)|
What is one?All beings subsist on food.“There are these four nutriments for the establishing of beings who have taken birth or for the support of those in search of a place to be born. Which four? Physical food, gross or refined; contact as the second, intellectual intention the third, and consciousness the fourth.”
|10/06/2013 19:47 (GMT+7)|
The world is like a burning house that is forever being destroyed and rebuilt. People, being confused by the darkness of their ignorance, lose their minds in anger, displeasure, jealousy, prejudice and worldly passion. They are like babies in need of a mother; everyone must be dependent upon Buddha’s mercy and compassion.
|10/06/2013 19:39 (GMT+7)|
The Buddha advised us to thoroughly understand, comprehend and abandon the views as they are one of the knots of fetters that the fasten us tightly to prevent us from deliverance and freedom. What are their kinds?
|01/06/2013 21:21 (GMT+7)|
A Dhamma Good Morning wishes to you and Homage to Triple Gems..Buddha, Dharma and Sangha! “Buddha Dharma is meant for everyone…not to oneself only” … if you wish to share you may ..and you are always welcome to share it for your friends and for the good dhamma cause. As you may be aware that we were having a Dhamma Tour since a sometime and we are in Dhammachakrappavattana Sutta ..Wheel of Dhamma courtesy from Most Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw. Sadhu Sadhu Sadhu!
|19/05/2013 19:17 (GMT+7)|
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, 18 May 2013 - Relationships formed between staff and students of the Tulane University School of Social Work over more than twelve years culminated today in His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s presence at the 179th Tulane Unified Commencement Ceremony. This grand celebration for 2800 graduates, who came from all 50 states and 63 countries, the youngest among them being only 19 and the oldest 96, took place before an audience of more than 30,000 in the New Orleans Superdome.
|19/05/2013 19:14 (GMT+7)|
Madison, Wisconsin and New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, 16 May 2013 - On his last morning at Deer Park, Madison, as the early sun caught the new leaves on the trees and peacock calls rang through the woods behind the temple and Kalachakra Pavilion, His Holiness met privately with a group of Chinese and afterwards with a group of Tibetan students studying in the USA.
|14/05/2013 20:46 (GMT+7)|
(May 13, 2013 – Hong Kong) The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation announces a new set of grant programmes, offered in partnership withthe American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), to expand the understanding, interpretation and application of Buddhist philosophy in contemporary scholarship and society. Specifically, the grants are intended to strengthen the international network of Buddhist studies, enhance its global impact, and increase the visibility of innovative currents in those studies.
|14/05/2013 14:54 (GMT+7)|
Portland, Oregon, USA, 12 May 2013 - Before leaving Portland, His Holiness the Dalai Lama paid a visit to the Northwest Tibetan Association (NWTCA) and spoke to about 1000 people, among them 70 Mongolians. The sky was overcast and a light drizzle was falling, which local people described as more typical of Portland than the bright weather of the past few days.
|13/05/2013 21:40 (GMT+7)|
Portland, Oregon, USA, 11 May 2013 - His Holiness the Dalai Lama began his fourth day in Portland, Oregon by giving a short interview to be included in an environmental documentary being created by Maitripa College. He expressed a concern not just for those alive today, but for future generations, suggesting that ecological problems may not affect us, but they will affect them if we don’t act. Asked how compassionate thought can change the world, he said:
|11/05/2013 22:04 (GMT+7)|
Portland, Oregon, USA, 10 May 2013 - Maitripa College is a Tibetan Buddhist College founded in 2005 in Portland, Oregon. Since 2008, it has been able to award degrees and today His Holiness the Dalai Lama was the special guest during such a commencement ceremony. The sunlit streets outside were filled with well-wishers who waved and called out to His Holiness as he was met at the door by founding President Yangsi Rinpoche. Escorted briskly around the college, he was shown the various facilities before entering the Jokhang or main hall where he viewed the sacred images and paid his respects before taking his seat. Oregon Office of Degree Authorization representative Jennifer Diallo gave a short welcoming talk in which she introduced Maitripa College and explained the criteria for proper authorization of degrees.
|10/05/2013 19:55 (GMT+7)|
Portland, Oregon, USA 9 May 2013 - Starting his first full day in Portland, the ‘City of Roses’, His Holiness the Dalai Lama drove to the Chiles Center of the University of Portland where he was given a traditional Tibetan welcome by members of the 600 strong Tibetan community who live here. He was received by University of Portland President, Father Bill Beauchamp and Speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives, Tina Kotek. They escorted him to an interfaith gathering before an audience of 4300, the theme of which was ‘Spirituality and the Environment’. In her introduction, Speaker Kotek quoted His Holiness’s advice at the time of the Rio summit to “think of the one world to which we all belong.”
|10/05/2013 15:50 (GMT+7)|
The Eight Laws Relating to the Vicissitude of Life (Pali: “Labho alabho, Ayaso yaso, Ninda pasansa cha, Sukhancha dukkhan, Ethe anichcha manujesu dhamma,Asassatha vipparinama dhamma.”) Profit & loss, fame & anonymity, humiliation & honor, happiness & sorrow are called the ’Eight Laws Relating to the Vicissitude of Life’.
|09/05/2013 23:25 (GMT+7)|
Portland, Oregon, USA 8 May 2013 - Shortly after arriving in Portland today, having flown from one side of the United States to the other, His Holiness the Dalai Lama met staff and Tibetans students participating in the Global Leadership Initiative. He recalled that as early as the time of his predecessor, the Thirteenth Dalai Lama, there had been efforts to introduce modern education in Tibet. Then, soon after coming into exile in India, priority was given to setting up schools to educate children. Those have largely been successful, he said, but what is needed now is for Tibetans acquire expertise and specialised training.
|08/05/2013 20:31 (GMT+7)|
College Park, Maryland, USA, 7 May 2013 - Just before landing at Dulles Airport at the end of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s long flight from India yesterday, the pilot warned of heavy cloud cover over the Washington area. Today, the steady rain that fell as His Holiness drove to the Comcast Center of the University of Maryland to give the annual Anwar Sadat Lecture for Peace deterred none of the audience of 15,000 from attending. They gave him a rousing welcome when he walked onto the stage escorted by University of Maryland President, Wallace Loh, Dr Elahe Omidyar Mir-Djalali, founder of the Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute and Dr Jehan Sadat, widow of the late Egyptian President and founder of the Anwar Sadat Lecture for Peace in his memory.
|07/05/2013 19:27 (GMT+7)|
Today, my talk is especially addressed to the sick and old persons. The reason for this talk is that there was a Buddhist layperson who came and asked if I could give a small Dharma talk to his parents who were old and dying – and because he wanted his parents to be alert, clear-minded when the time came. I sympathized with him and also in order to help the sick, old persons during this critical time, we are giving you today’s talk.
|06/05/2013 16:10 (GMT+7)|
“Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.”