Tuesday, October 16, 2012

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama in Medford

Woody and I went to see the Dalai Lama today.   His Holiness spoke of two commitments:  first the well being of children, and secondly his commitment to religious harmony among all traditions.

First, the effect on a child starts within the womb; stress to the mother can be harmful to the child, and every effort to protect the well being of children has to start even there.

Second, different religions might take different ways to approach love, self discipline, compassion, and forgiveness, but the end goal is the same:  a happy family and the world.

These can be achieved through mutual respect and understanding.

His Holiness spoke in Tibetan for a good part of the time, directly to the Tibetans in the audience, and he spoke of making the effort to study Buddhism, to say your prayers every day.

Magoun Park is a wonderful location - it is right behind http://www.kurukulla.org/ The Kurukulla Center for Tibetan Buddhist Studies  http://www.facebook.com/KurukullaCenter .    It is so close we have to go back when it's not so busy and visit.

Sadly, no photos from inside, since cell phones are prohibited.
Designs on the front steps
Front of the temple -
Yes, tickets to the event, as only the combined forces can achieve.

out in front, before His Holiness arrived, talking with some staff from http://webn.tv/ 
(look for the interview!)
(sorry about the ads...)
Video streaming by Ustream http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/26191885

and a picture from Katie O'Donnell: 

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