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Kindness, Clarity, and Insight

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Over and above his political achievements, the Fifth Dalai Lama was far more concerned with spiritual matters. If we live our lives continually motivated by anger and hatred, even our physical health deteriorates. 3. I am very new to this, but fascinated and reading everything I can. The spiritual leader has been living in India since his arrival in 1959. His last visit was cut short by Hurricane Rita in 2005. FRENCH FINAL BOOK PROOF 2007] 7/8/2007 8:25:32 PM DALAI LAMA COMMENTARY 655 casuistically from cases that were presented to him one by one, and third, while the rules were written down and codified in the Vinaya, they still need to be understood in the current context and interpreted in light of those circumstances.9 So, while obeying the original rules, lawyers need to be sensitive to context and adapt legal rules to changing conditions.

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Eight Verses for Training the Mind

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A second, larger, expedition sent by Emperor Kangxi expelled the Dzungars from Tibet in 1720 and the troops were hailed as liberators. In fact, Father Laurence Freeman, director of the World Community for Christian Meditation and moderator of the seminar, said to the Dalai Lama in the middle of the seminar, “Thank you very much, Your Holiness. The various afflictive emotions such as desire, hatred and jealousy are products of conditioning.

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Science, Religion, And Society: An Encyclopedia of History,

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In this situation you are applying various mental factors and it is not as if a single mind were examining itself. With the 1959 Tibetan uprising and the brutal suppression of the same in the Lhasa region by the Chinese troops, the Dalai Lama was forced to escape into exile for the fear of assassination. Thus, without a sense of universal responsibility, our very survival becomes threatened. Soon after his exile, His holiness established educational, cultural and religious institutions so as to safeguard the rich cultural heritage of Tibet.

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Waiting for the Dalai Lama

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Today, Theravada, Pure Land, Ch'an (aka Zen), Vajrayana and Nichiren Shoshu traditions of Buddhism are well established in Europe, South America, and English speaking countries worldwide. The mission to break the idols thus became the mission to destroy Buddhism. The child, earlier recognised as Panchen Lama was taken into the protective custody by the PRC authorities and till date his wherabout remains a mystery. The ridiculous idea there is, of course, that the more elevated the soul is, the more he must ground himself into the earth to keep from simply leaving his body and returning to the bardo realms or astral worlds, etc.

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Steps on the Path to Enlightenment: A Commentary on

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Free and Open to all. 273 Bowery, NYC, NY 10002. But according to the current incarnation, his country may not choose to name another Dalai Lama. Now no matter how “Chinesey” they make Tibet, they will now never have full control over the Tibetan religious and cultural values. The Kagyu monks charged that the Dalai Lama had overstepped his authority in attempting to select a leader for their sect. “Neither his political role nor his position as a lama in his own Gelugpa tradition entitled him to choose the Karmapa, who is a leader of a different tradition…” 59 As one of the Kagyu leaders insisted, “Dharma is about thinking for yourself.

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Dalai Lama and Tibet

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That’s because Dorje is believed to be a tulku -- a reincarnated lama, or Buddhist spiritual leader. Protests and small revolts that began in 1987 culminated in March 1989 rioting against the Chinese colonists whom the Communist government had settled in Tibet, and who now comprise the majority of Tibet’s population. The Chinese have interpreted this as a threat to their ‘sovereignty’—and let’s just call a spade a spade here….they hate the guy! So I think international community support in the last few years, year by year, has been increasing.

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Towards a Western Buddhism: Western Buddhist Teachers in

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They were all impressive and comparable to the glory of Indra. Harrer wrote about his experiences in the Chinese province in a book entitled Seven Years in Tibet. Mariel also implies that connected with this conspiracy was also Rudolf Steiner, founder of the Anthroposophical Society, a breakaway organization from the Theosophical Society, through his connections to pan-German secret societies. In accordance with Buddhist teachings, we accept our individual and collective responsibility to do whatever we can to meet this target, including (but not limited to) the personal and social responses outlined above.

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From Jimi Hendrix to the Dalai Lama: A Journey Through Times

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The Nyingmapa tradition in Tibetan Buddhism divides the entire Buddhist teachings into nine vehicles. I offer my prayers that everyone who makes this their goal will be blessed with success." At the Orange Lawn Tennis Club ~ 305 North Ridgewood Road, South Orange, NJ 07079. Anyway I regard Dorje Shugden as the protector of the lineage as passed on by Je Tsongkhapa and received recently by the precious teachers Je Phabonkhapa and Trijang Dorjechang.

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Dalai Lama: The Concept of Happiness (Buddhism Books Series

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Buddhism, he explains, is based on the four noble truths: the reality of suffering and conflict; the inner origins of suffering and conflict; the possibility of the cessation of suffering and its sources; and that Buddhism presents a path to this cessation through spiritual practices. Guests are encouraged to submit their questions online prior to the event. With less than an hour before lunch service, I am sitting on my customary spot on magazine rack, nostrils flaring as I try to identify the delightful aromas wafting from the kitchen, where the Dragpa brothers are working their usual culinary magic.

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Lighting The Way

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In his own account, the founder of �esoteric Hitlerism� was the sole foreigner to greet the Dalai Lama as he crossed the Indian border after his flight from by Mao�s troops�, he reports in his own words, �the Dalai Lama succeeded in fleeing to to wait for him there. Because this is the case, we must now investigate the cause of suffering: is there a cause or not? This has led to distinct differences in the way Theravada, Mahayana and Tibetan monks and nuns dress, behave and do chanting for example.

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