3 thoughts on “Dalai Lama webcast

  • 10/14/2007 at 10:37 PM

    Back in June, I attended an event by His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Geelong, Australia. This tranquil morning of meditation was part his 10 day inspirational tour ‘Down Under.’

    I admire this person for his abilities to inspire humblness and goodness. For me and many, he’s is a symbol of inner peace and I also see him an avid promoter and world peace.

  • 10/15/2007 at 12:08 PM

    How fortunate for you. I haven’t seen him in person yet. He came to the Univ of Miami but I wasn’t able to make it. There is a most adorable picture of him in a UM sports team cap!

    I feel super blessed to be alive at the same time as H.H. the Dalai Lama.

  • 10/18/2007 at 11:43 AM

    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony Address
    His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama of Tibet
    October 17th, 2007

    Related to world peace & environmental concerns, amongst many other points, His Holiness said this:

    “President Bush, Speaker Pelosi, Senator Byrd, my fellow Laureate Elie Wiesel, Honorable Members of Congress, Brothers and Sisters…

    Since you have recognized my efforts to promote peace, understanding and nonviolence, I would like to respectfully share a few related thoughts. I believe this is precisely the time that the United States must increase its support to those efforts that help bring greater peace, understanding and harmony between peoples and cultures. As a champion of democracy and freedom, you must continue to ensure the success of those endeavors aimed at safeguarding basic human rights in the world. Another area where we need US leadership is environment. As we all know, today our earth is definitely warming up and many scientists tell us that our own action is to a large part responsible. So each one of us must, in whatever way we can, use our talents and resources to make a difference so that we can pass on to our future generations a planet that is at least safe to live on.

    Many of world’s problems are ultimately rooted in inequality and injustice, whether economic, political or social. Ultimately, this is a question of the wellbeing of all of us. Whether it is the suffering of poverty in one part of the world, or whether it is the denial of freedom and basic human rights in another part, we should never perceive these events in total isolation. Eventually their repercussions will be felt everywhere. I would like to appeal to you to take a leadership role in an effective international action in addressing these problems, including the huge economic imbalance. I believe the time has now come to address all these global issues from the perspective of the oneness of humanity, and from a profound understanding of the deeply interconnected nature of our today’s world.”

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