Wiesbaden, Germany, 23 August 2011 - Hundreds of Hessen citizens turned out to greet His Holiness the Dalai Lama this afternoon on the second day of the visit.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama is greeted by well-wishers on his way to the Hessen Parliament in Wiesbaden, Germany, on 23 August 2011. Photo/Tibet Bureau Geneva
From the hotel to the State Parliament, hundreds of Germans lined up to greet and welcome His Holiness the Dalai Lama as hewalked to the State Parliament through the city centre.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama addressed Hessen Parliament’s first session after the summer holidays. On arrival at the Parliament, President of the State Parliament Mr. Norbert Kartmann welcomed His Holiness. As His Holiness entered the Parliament, the staff members had especially gathered in a large hall to welcome His Holiness.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s address was broadcasted live on the Hessen TV channel. It was also made available on the Internet.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama is welcomed to the Hessen Parliament in Wiesbaden, Germany, on 23 August 2011. Photo/Tibet Bureau Geneva
He thanked the members of the Parliament for their support and stressed the importance to continue the special friendship between the Hessen people and the Tibetans.
Then he emphasized the importance of compassion and needs for more female leaders in politics. His Holiness said more female politicians will be good for the society, as the female instincts are more compassionate than men.
In the morning, His Holiness addressed over 100 people - many of them were social workers. He spoke on How to live a meaningful life.
Then he met with 70 Chinese scholars, journalist and democracy advocates from five countries in Europe.
His Holiness began his address by saying, “My Chinese friends, Mongolian and Uyghur friends, I am happy to meet you all today.”
His Holiness the Dalai Lama meetingwith Chinese scholars, journalists and democracy advocates in Wiesbaden, Germany, on 23 August 2011. Photo/Tibet Bureau Geneva
The meeting provided an opportunity for the Chinese friends to ask questions and clarify misunderstandings, he said.
China has various minorities and His Holiness said every effort must be made for a harmonious relationship amongst the minorities. However, repression creates greater grievances.
For harmonious relationship acceptance of truth is very important and critical. For friendship to last, there must be confidence and transparency, he said.
Referring to the Tibetan issue, His Holiness the Dalai Lama said that China does not seem to be willing to resolve the Tibetan issue.
“We are not seeking independence but autonomy. It would be helpful for the mainland people to hear this,” he said.
The Seeker's Glossary of Buddhism
By Sutra Translation Committee of USA/Canada
This is a revised and expanded edition of The Seeker's Glossary of Buddhism. The text is a compendium of excerpts and quotations from some 350 works by monks, nuns, professors, scholars and other laypersons from nine different countries, in their own words or in translation. The editors have merely organized the material, adding a few connecting thoughts of their own for ease in reading.
In India in the 6th century BC, Sakyamuni, "a wise man of the Sakya tribe", had been meditating under a tree when, suddenly, he was struck with the comprehension of all things. He became Buddha, meaning the « Illuminated ». His message, based on a pragmatic philosophy, taught how to free oneself from all needs in order to achieve illumination. After the death of the Enlightened One, his disciples – a few monks – began to spread his teachings all over India, from Ceylon to the Himalayan. Fearing man’s penc
In 2011, Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche began a series of one-month teaching retreats, all to be presented at the Great Stupa of Universal Compassion near Bendigo. The series of these teachings include Shantideva’s Bodhicaryavatara - A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life as well as preparation for the transmission of the rare Rinjung Gyatsa initiations. The three host centres – Atisha Centre, Thubten Shedrup Ling Monastery and the Great Stupa of Universal Compassion – are pleased to welcome Lama Zopa back to Australia in 2014 to continue these teachings, instructions and transmissions.
The three host centres, operating together as Lama Zopa Australia Inc., are also pleased to be hosting the Council for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (CPMT) meeting during the fortnight prior to the 2014 retreat. Please click here for more information about the CPMT meeting.
These are two unique Australian events with Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche. If you are looking for a great opportunity
We are delighted to announce the forthcoming visits of Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo and Wandrak Rinpoche to Australia in October to December 2014.
Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo was one of the first Westerners ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist nun. She spent 12 years in seclusion practicing meditation and founded Dongyu Gatsal Ling Nunnery in India. In 2008 Tenzin Palmo was given the title of Jetsunma, which means Venerable Master.
Wangdrak Rinpoche is the Abbot of Gebchak Gonpa in Tibet, home to 350 nuns and a unique female yogic lineage.
Teachings will be offered at a number of Dharma centres and we would be grateful if you can circulate these details within your centre.
Please find flyers for the events attached for noticeboards and links for the websites for emails. www.gebchakrigpaharsey.org and www.tenzinpalmo.com
Thank you for supporting the Dongyu Gatsal Ling and Gebchak nuns and these great yogini traditions.
With kindest regards,
The Gebchak Rigpa Har-Sey team
Dan Stevenson is neither a Buddhist nor a follower of any organized religion.
The 11th Avenue resident in Oakland's Eastlake neighborhood was simply feeling hopeful in 2009 when he went to an Ace hardware store, purchased a 2-foot-high stone Buddha and installed it on a median strip in a residential area at 11th Avenue and 19th Street.
He hoped that just maybe his small gesture would bring tranquillity to a neighborhood marred by crime: dumping, graffiti, drug dealing, prostitution, robberies, aggravated assault and burglaries.
Ven. Thich Tue Sy is a Buddhist monk and has been a lecturer in philosophy at the Buddhist University of Van Hanh. At this moment he is the Secretary General of United Buddhist Association in Vietnam. He was condemned to death by the People's Tribunal in Ho Chi Minh City, charged with "anti-governmental activities".
The imposition of the death penalty and state-authorised execution should be stopped in this century. It is too barbaric and too repulsive amongst civilised countries such as USA, Canada, Australia and European countries, … We are not living in the Middle Ages and we don’t want to go back in time!
Ideally, education is the principal tool of human growth, essential for transforming the unlettered child into a mature and responsible adult. Yet everywhere today, both in the developed world and the developing world, we can see that formal education is in serious trouble. Classroom instruction has become so routinized and pat that children often consider school an exercise in patience rather than an adventure in learning.
Yae-Hong Hsu, better known by his Buddhist name Chin Kung Shi, was born in February of 1927 in Lujiang County, Anhui Province of China. He attended the National Third Guizhou Junior High School and Nanjing First Municipal High School. In 1949, he went to Taiwan and worked in the Shijian Institution.
Nguyện đem công đức này, trang nghiêm Phật Tịnh Độ, trên đền bốn ơn nặng, dưới cứu khổ ba đường, nếu có người thấy nghe, đều phát lòng Bồ Đề, hết một báo thân này, sinh qua cõi Cực Lạc.
May the Merit and virtue,accrued from this work, adorn the Buddhas pureland, Repay the four great kindnesses above, andrelieve the suffering of those on the three paths below, may those who see or hear of these efforts generates Bodhi Mind, spend their lives devoted to the Buddha Dharma, the Land of Ultimate Bliss.