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Life Transition (Dec 2014)

There is no need for complicated philosophy

Dalai Lama quote about kindness

 

(photo: taken from wall of Youth Ministry meeting space… last night)

Live your life so that if anyone ever said anything bad about you, no one would believe it.

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Rejoice

Dalai Lama on having, needing, a happy life

Dalai Lama on having, needing, a happy life.

 

 

We have all we need.

No?

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The great summer of 2012

Does the Dalai Lama start every morning on his knees?

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Alabama Marriott (nice room, huh?)... it's easy to have your routine crumble when traveling

Does the Dalai Lama start every morning on his knees?

Doesn’t matter. And unless you live with him, there’s no way to be certain one way or the other.

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PS. What really matters is what you do. The when, the where, the how – these are up to you. The “why” ought to the same for all of us.

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The great summer of 2012

Does the Dalai Lama have a greater connection to God than you?

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is a Scout Master more important than a Parent?

Does the Dalai Lama have a greater connection to God than you? Most people will say yes. Ever step back and ask why?

God denies no one the ability to be incredibly intimate with Him. No one. Not even David. Titles mean nothing to God. Nothing.

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Buddhist Monk Meets Humble Servant?

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Jack Has Many Friends

Do you challenge yourself each and every day? To learn, to grow, to stretch?

So Wednesday I fly from Orlando to Bloomington, Indiana, home of Indiana University, and site of the Leadership workshop I conducted on Thursday. But because the departing flight was so early, I waited until I unpacked at the hotel to go for a 30-minute run around campus.

Enter the Dalai Lama.

He was at Indiana University to speak. Outside the building, many visitors were mixing and mingling. Two TV cameras on tripods were taping “interviews”.

One Monk was sitting quietly on a bench, reading. Politely asking if I could speak with him, we engaged in a 15-minute conversation. He had just come from Nepal a week earlier. Our conversation was casual, easy, respectful.

Perhaps it was my accent, coupled with my ignorance – my depth of Buddhist understanding is quite shallow, so I asked, “What’s at the very center of Buddhism?”

It took several minutes to explain the question’s intent, including sharing, “At the center of my Christian beliefs is Jesus, Love.”

He thought for a brief moment and said, “Compassion.”

I exclaimed, “Like Love!”

Rigzin Monk, Indiana University, May 12
Rigzin Monk, Indiana University, May 12