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When we finally know we are dying

When we finally know we are dying, and all other sentient beings are dying with us, we start to have a burning, almost heartbreaking sense of the fragility and preciousness of each moment and each being, and from this can grow a deep, clear, limitless compassion for all beings.


Dalai Lama stops at Mayo Clinic to begin 17-day visit to US

Source: Dalai Lama stops at Mayo Clinic to begin 17-day visit to US | Tibetan Review

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June 15, 2017

His Holiness the Dalai Lama greeting members of the local Tibetan community on his arrival at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, USA on June 13, 2017. (Photo courtesy: OHHDL)

His Holiness the Dalai Lama greeting members of the local Tibetan community on his arrival at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, USA on June 13, 2017. (Photo courtesy: OHHDL)

(TibetanReview.net, Jun15, 2017) – More than 200 Tibetans turned out to welcome the Dalai Lama as he arrived at the Mayo Clinic in the US city of Rochester, Minnesota state, on Jun 13 for his routine annual medical check-up. The exiled spiritual leader of Tibet is visiting the country for 17 days, during which he will address university students and the public.

A major highlight of his current visit will be to deliver on Jun 17 the keynote speech to the University of California San Diego graduates, their families and friends at the university’s invitation-only All Campus Commencement. The talk will focus on the value of education, ethics and compassion for the well being of self and others.

The invitation to the commencement event was vigorously opposed by a section of Chinese students in a nationalistic support of their political leadership in Beijing but was overruled by the university authorities. China accuses the Dalai Lama of seeking Tibet’s historical independence although he has only been campaigning for meaningful autonomy for his homeland for decades. China annexed Tibet in 1951 and took full control of it in 1959.

The day before, on Jun 16, the Dalai Lama will deliver a public talk on ‘Embracing the Beauty of Diversity in our World’, also at the University of California San Diego. Some 25,000 people are expected to attend the event, which will be held on the university campus’s RIMAC Field.

His other engagements during the current visit include a public talk on ‘Caring for the World through Kindness and Compassion’ at Minneapolis, Minnesota, and a public talk for the Tibetan Community in the state. 


You’re going to experience life as it is

 

“Everything in life is literal, direct, and personal—and very demanding. But that demand seems to be necessary. Your commitment is to be present. You’re going to experience life as it is, rather than your expectations from the past or your desires for the future. You’re going to relate with life in the fullest sense.”

Source: 50 Best Quotes, Photos: Chögyam Trungpa, Buddhist meditation teacher. | elephant journal


The purpose of reflecting on death

“The purpose of reflecting on death is to make a real change in the depths of your heart, and to come to learn how to avoid the “hole in the sidewalk,” and how to “walk down another street.”

Sogyal Rinpoche, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying


Real Peace

Source: Real Peace | Great Middle Way

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June 6, 2017

01_altTo obtain real peace and happiness in this world, one has simply to follow the path of ahimsa —nonviolence.

If we do not like to experience any kind of pain or suffering, how can we expect another creature, whether big or small, to feel otherwise?

There is no better prayer or service we can offer to the Buddha than being thoughtful, kind, and compassionate, and abstaining from taking the life of any fellow human being, animal, bird, fish or insect.

—HH Chatral Rinpoche


Buddhist Thai Monks Chanting Healing Mantra