Wiesbaden, Germany, 22 August 2011 - His Holiness the Dalai Lama was welcomed at the Frankfurt airport this morning by Mr.Volker Bouffier, Minister President of Hessen state and the Speaker of the State Parliament. Mr. Volker Bouffier and the President of the StateParliament Mr. Norbert Kartmann extended an invitation to His Holiness the Dalai Lama earlier this year to visit Hessen State in Germany.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama is greeted by well-wishers on his arrival at Seligenstadt Monastery near Frankfurt, Germany, on 22 August, 2011. Photo/Tibet Bureau Geneva
Over 600 Germans enthusiastically waited in the scorching summer sun for His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s arrival at Seligenstadt near Frankfurt for the official luncheon. They clapped their hands and welcomed His Holiness the Dalai Lama as the motorcade arrived.
After a brief walk with Mr. Volker Bouffier in the Seligenstadt Monastery’s famous garden, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Mr. Bouffier addressed the members of the media.
“I am in Germany at the invitation of the Hessen government and am indeed very happy to be here”, said His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
“We are very happy, honoured and proud that His Holiness the Dalai Lama visit Hessen again”, said Mr. Volker Bouffier. “His Holiness the Dalai Lama is a person who touches the hearts of people wherever he goes. He advocates non-violence methods for the religious freedom and autonomy for Tibet. He is a role model for others. We wish his efforts to find a solution to the Tibetan issue will be fulfilled.”
His Holiness the Dalai Lama in the garden at Seligenstadt Monastery near Frankfurt, Germany, on 22 August, 2011. Photo/Reuters
HisHoliness walked towards the waiting crowd of few hundred Germans. He expressed his happiness to see them and his gratitude for their welcome and support.
“I always say supporting Tibet’s just case is supporting pro-justices,” said His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
State Cabinet members, President of the Parliament and leaders of the various state political parties attended the official luncheon.
In the afternoon, His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrived at Frankfurt’s Goethe University to speak to the students and faculty members on Leadership and Values.
“It is not often we get to invite such a distinguished guest as His Holiness the Dalai Lama. We are delighted to have you here today. You are the role model for many,” said the Vice-President of the University in her welcome address.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama began his speech by addressing the audiences as “brothers and sisters”.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama next toHesse's state Prime Minister Volker Bouffier at Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany, on 22 August 2011.Photo/Tibet Bureau Geneva
“Whenever I give talk or meet people, I usually start my addressing by saying brothers and sisters because fundamentally we are all same human being – mentally, physically and emotionally,” he said.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama emphasized the importance of moral ethnics based on secularism that is universal. He said that the present educational system should include moral ethnics as a curriculum.
“We must find ways and means to promote moral ethnics not based on religion but on secularism. Through education we can promote moral ethnics,” he said.
Secularism does not mean disrespect to religion he said. In fact, it shows respect to religions.
Speaking on democracy, His Holiness the Dalai Lama said world belongs tohumanity not to kings or religious leaders but to the people. Germany belongs to the German people. Democratic system means to rule the peopleby the people.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama speaking on "Leadership and Values" at Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany, on 22 August 2011.Photo/Tibet Bureau Geneva
20th century has been a century of blood shed.Over 200 million people were killed through violence. He said that we must build this Century as a peaceful century. He told the students thatthis is their century.
Peaceful world does not mean absences of problems. He said we must find ways and means to solve these problems through non-violence. So 21st Century should be a century of dialogue. For dialogue to success, we must have respect for others and take their interest into consideration.This way we can achieve meaningful dialogue.
In concluding his speech, His Holiness the Dalai Lama called on the younger generations and students to think more seriously as to what theywant make of this century.
on the occasion of the 7th Buddhist Summit
I am very pleased to know from Ven. Chandaratana in France that the 7th Buddhist Summit will be held in November 2017 in Sri Lanka, one of the leading countries of Theravada Buddhism, for the purpose of exchanging views about the development of Buddhism around the world.
I also received the information that the World Buddhist Summit Organization in Japan had undertaken the enormous task to build up a Nalanda Buddhist University in Japan. This is a great act of merit and indeed good news not only for Japanese Buddhists, but also for Buddhists throughout the world.
On behalf of the Vietnamese Buddhists in Germany, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your great achievements and wish all participants of the 7th Buddhist Summit a successful conference and fruitful discussion. May we, Buddhists from the various traditions, always work together for the benefit of all sentien
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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
On September 13th, Buddhist nun, teacher, and author Pema Chödrön had the opportunity to meet President Barack Obama. There were, as you can see, smiles all around. Below, Glenna Olmsted, Executive Assistant to Pema, tells us about the meeting and how it came to be.
Happy 80th Birthday to Your Holy Highness, the 14th Dalai Lama
Dear Holy Highness,
On behalf of the Buddhist members of the Quang Duc Vietnamese Monastery in Victoria, Australia, I would like to thank you for your coming to Australia for this, the tenth time, to bring peace, happiness and your teachings to all of the people in our humble country.
You are the manifestation of Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva, the symbol of the mother of Compassion. Your loving kindness and wise teachings have helped to heal much of the sickness of the world today.
We Buddhists, are so proud of you, the one person who has done so much to bring Buddhism to the West.
May the Buddha bless you with good health and a long life.
May you and your people return to Tibet soon; and
May Tibet soon reclaim their independence.
We pray that Your Holy Highness enjoys a happy and memorable 80th Birthday.
Yours most respectfully,
Ven Thich Nguyen Tang
There had been many changes to Australia since Malcolm Fraser became its 22nd Prime Ministe. During his leadership of 7 years and 4 months (11/11/1975 to 11/03/1983) with the implementation of multi-cultural promotion policies that enhance human rights, compassion and social justice, 56,000 Vietnamese boat people became Australian residents. The number has increased, leading to a community of 300,000 Vietnameses up to now.
On 26 February 2015 (i.e. the 8th of the 1st lunar month, Ất Mùi year), the renouncing ceremony for Miss Bích Liên was held greatly and repespectfully at Ngọc Vân Temple, Bắc Bình province, Bình Thuận county. Most Venerable Thích Giác Hoằng and Most Venerable Thích Nữ Diệu Liên, the abbess of Ngọc Vân Temple, honorly attended to bless for her. After the teaching from Most Venerable Thích Giác Hoằng, Miss Bích Liên now aka Reverend Thích Nữ Liên Ngọc expressed her good reason to be a nun. Her voice was so emotional and sensitive as she reviewed her reasons for renouncing:
Lãnh đạo tinh thần của người Tây Tạng, Đức Đạt Lai Lạt Ma, nói với BBC ông cho rằng có thể mình sẽ là người cuối cùng giữ cương vị này.
Tuy nhiên ông nói cũng là điều tốt nếu như truyền thống nhiều thế kỷ nay dừng ở "một vị Đạt Lai Lạt Ma được nhiều người tôn kính".
Ông cũng cho rằng Anh quốc đã nhẹ tay với Trung Quốc quanh các vụ biểu tình mới đây vì lý do tài chính.
Ông nói: "Túi tiền của họ ít nhiều đang trống rỗng, vậy nên họ quan trọng việc quan hệ chặt với Trung Quốc vì lý do tiền bạc".
Đức Đạt Lai Lạt Mamới đây đã bị Đức Giáo hoàng từ chối tiếp khi ông tới tham dự một cuộc họp dành cho những người đoạt giải Nobel Hòa bình tại Rome.
Vatican giải thích đây là vì "tình hình tế nhị" với Trung Quốc.
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.