His Holiness the Dalai Lama Visits St Xavier’s College Mumbai
27/01/2013 10:07 (GMT+7)
Mumbai, India, 23 January 2013 - Today, His Holiness the Dalai Lama fulfilled a long-standing invitation and visited St Xavier’s, the venerable Roman Catholic college in the heart of Mumbai. The principal, Fr Frazer Mascarenhas escorted him from his car into the main courtyard, which erupted in cheers as excited students, not only on the ground, but also at the windows and balconies of the upper floors, called out their warm welcome.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama Attends the Jaipur Literature Festival
27/01/2013 21:40 (GMT+7)
Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, 24 January 2013 - The Jaipur Literature Festival that began in 2006 and has grown to be an event of world significance was host today to His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The theme of this year’s Festival is ‘The Buddha in Literature’.

Countering Stress and Depression
30/01/2013 11:45 (GMT+7)
A great Tibetan teacher of mind training once remarked that one of the mind’s most marvellous qualities is that it can be transformed. I have no doubt that those who attempt to transform their minds, overcome their disturbing emotions and achieve a sense of inner peace, will, over a period of time, notice a change in their mental attitudes and responses to people and events. Their minds will become more disciplined and positive. And I am sure they will find their own sense of happiness grow as they contribute to the greater happiness of others.
Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh: only love can save us from climate change
03/02/2013 19:29 (GMT+7)
Leading spiritual teacher warns that if people cannot save themselves from their own suffering, how can they be expected to worry about the plight of Mother Earth

The Lessons One Can Learn From Our Great Gautama Buddha
14/02/2013 21:36 (GMT+7)
To find an end to the suffering, for him and the rest of the world was not an easy task. For a person, who had everything in life, renunciation is not a consideration at all. But, Prince Siddhartha took that step because he saw the impermanence in everything including his joyful affluent life.
Spirituality and Materialism
by Lama Thubten Yeshe
02/03/2013 10:16 (GMT+7)
People often talk about spirituality and materialism, but what do these terms really mean? You'll find that, as individuals, each of us has a different view.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book
Miscellaneous : Black Magic & Spirit Harm
12/03/2013 08:56 (GMT+7)
A student advised she had strayed from the teachings and requested advice on how to resume her practice. She also asked Rinpoche to check if she was affected by spirit harm, because she was having nightmares and experiencing heavy negative energy, as well as anger and depression.
Practicing Dharma in Daily Life
15/03/2013 14:56 (GMT+7)
When Zopa Rinpoche stayed in Singapore in May 1988, he stayed at the home of a happy and very devoted family. Before leaving, Rinpoche, with his great compassion dictated the following to me to compile for the Lim family, especially the mother, to practice. He suggested it also be included in this book, so that others could learn how to transform daily life activities into the path to enlightenment.

How to Listen to the Teachings
21/03/2013 09:58 (GMT+7)
It is necessary to think that the listener is the patient, the teacher explaining is the doctor and the Dharma is the medicine to cure the disease—the delusions, the ignorance. There are other things, but these three are very important to think about. By thinking like this, you know you are really a patient needing a doctor and needing medicine to cure disease. In this way, you know the purpose of listening. Thinking like this makes you conscious of the reason for listening to the Dharma, which is the medicine to correct the disease, the delusions. Think, “I am listening to the Dharma to correct my mental disease.”
His Holiness the Dalai Lama Interacts with Younger and Older Audiences in New Delhi
23/03/2013 12:10 (GMT+7)
New Delhi, India, 22 March 2013 - This morning His Holiness addressed a group of class 10-12 Indian students who attend nine different schools within the vicinity of Delhi. He greeted them warmly:“Young brothers and sisters, I’m glad to meet all of you. I’m 78 years old and my life has had its ups and downs, but what I want to tell you is that so many of the problems we face are man-made. We created them and we have the opportunity to reduce them too.”

Kalama Sutta
29/03/2013 08:38 (GMT+7)
The Instruction to the Kalamas which is translated from the Pali by Soma Thera.
Second Day of Teachings at Salugara
30/03/2013 19:54 (GMT+7)
Salugara, West Bengal, India, 28 March 2013 - His Holiness arrived promptly at the Salugara Kalachakra Phodrang to resume his teaching this morning. These days, the building ordinarily hosts a Himalaya Buddhist Cultural Association school offering classes 1-8 in an English medium, with an emphasis on Bhotia and Hindi. Students come from across the Himalayan region and nearby. An estimated 25,000 people have gathered from Salugara, Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Sikkim and Bhutan to hear His Holiness. The weather was hot and sultry, but people were protected from the direct sun by a canopy that covered most of the ground.

How Meditation Might Boost Your Test Scores
10/04/2013 20:46 (GMT+7)
Mindfulness meditation, the ancient and flourishing practice that increases awareness of random thoughts and redirects attention to the present moment, has been used to manage stress, depression and even chronic pain. But can it improve test scores?
Conference on ‘Living and Dying in Peace’ at University of Lausanne
17/04/2013 08:46 (GMT+7)
Lausanne, Switzerland, 15 April 2013 - The University of Lausanne that originated in 1537 as a school of theology, the only French language Protestant school of theology, is now a modern university well regarded as a leading institution for research in Europe. It is located on the banks of Lake Geneva. Today, it invited His Holiness the Dalai Lama to participate in a conference on the theme ‘Living and Dying in Peace - Crossed Perspectives on Aging’. He was welcomed on arrival by the Rector, Dominique Arlettaz and the conference moderator Philippe Moreillon.

Save Pali, ancient classical Indian language of Buddhism in India
19/04/2013 14:27 (GMT+7)
New Delhi, India -- The Government of India has recently removed Pali - an ancient classical language - as a subject from the main examination of the Civil Services (popularly known as Indian Administrative Services i.e. IAS) of India, 2013, which were  under the purview of the UPSC (Union Public service Commission).
Life Lessons from Riding a Motorcycle
19/04/2013 14:48 (GMT+7)

The Five Precepts
19/04/2013 20:41 (GMT+7)
All religions have some basic rules that define what is good conduct and what kind of conduct should be avoided. In Buddhism, the most important rules are the Five Precepts.
Meetings and Talk on ‘Educating the Heart’ in Cambridge, England
20/04/2013 10:49 (GMT+7)
Cambridge, England, 19 April 2013 - His Holiness the Dalai Lama is a guest of the Global Scholars Symposium which allows current world leaders to interact with young academics who are striving to meet the great challenges of global society. He is staying in the Master’s Lodge of St John’s College, Cambridge and this morning walked through the College to the Divinity school to his first engagements of the day.

Speaking about ‘Non-Violence’ and the ‘Path to Peace and Happiness’ in Cambridge
21/04/2013 21:18 (GMT+7)
Cambridge, England, 20 April 2013, His Holiness the Dalai Lama remarked what a nice sunny day it was to well-wishers on the way as he walked from St John’s to the Cambridge Union this morning to speak to the Global Scholars Symposium about Non-violence and Conflict Resolution. The twelve student organizers met him briefly first before Cameron Taylor introduced him to the audience and he began his talk.
Freeing the Mind
23/04/2013 23:41 (GMT+7)
Mind occupies the pre-eminent place in Buddhism, for everything that one says or does first arises in the mind as a thought. To have a well-trained mind is indeed to possess a treasure. When a person trains the mind, turns inward to examine and cleanse his own mind, he will find therein a vast storehouse of happiness. Real happiness is a quality of the mind which has to be sought and found in the mind. 

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