Buenos Aires, Argentina, 14 September 2011 - This morning His Holiness the Dalai Lama gave an interview with Ms. Susana Giménez, whose program is considered one of the best in the history of television in Argentina.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama with Argentinian TV presenter Susana Giménez after their interview in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on September 14, 2011. Photo/Pompi Gutnisky
During the interview, His Holiness dealt with various questions ranging from ethics and morality, social problems including wide spread corruption, role of media in mitigating social problems, and retirement of the Dalai Lama. Her interview with His Holiness was broadcast this evening.
After the interview, His Holiness departed for Luna Park Stadium, where he gave a public talk on “Finding Happiness in the Troubled Times’ for 6,500 people.
When His Holiness arrived at the stadium, many of the people who came toattend his talk could not managed to enter into the stadium because of the long line and tight security arrangements made by the Federal Policeof Argentina, which provides high profile security protection to His Holiness during his stay in Buenos Aires. His Holiness rested for 10 minutes in the Green Room of the stadium until most of the people managed to enter into the stadium.
Before His Holiness went on to the stage, Prof. Horacio E. Araujo (Lama Sangye Dory) welcomed His Holiness on behalf of the hosts of the visit—Kagyu Thekchen Choeling and Dongyuling Drukpa Kagyu Center—and also introduced His Holiness to the audience. After the introduction, when His Holiness went on the stage, He was given a rousing welcome by the audience with a standing ovation.
His Holiness spoke for one and half hours on the topic and then took questions from the public. Among the audience, not only there were people from all walks of life in Argentina, but also from Chile and Uruguay, who came all the way from these countries to attend His Holiness’ events in Buenos Aires. Several disabled people on wheel chair as well as others who have hearing and speech problem also attended the talk. The host organizations have arranged a special sign language interpreter for those with hearing and speech problem.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama greets the over 6,500 member audience before his teachings in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on September 14, 2011. Photo/Pompi Gutnisky
HisHoliness was deeply moved and encouraged by the amount of attention people paid to his talk. The event was also web cast and and watched by6,554 people.
In the afternoon, His Holiness returned to the same Luna Park Stadium and gave Seven Point Mind Training composed by Geshe Chaykawa. The teaching was also attended by 6,500 people.
For almost an hour and half, His Holiness spoke about Mind Training in general and later went through the text of Seven Point Mind Training composed by Geshe Chekawa in 12th century and explained the meaning of each and every sentences.
Since the audience paid exceptional attention and shown great enthusiasmto his teaching, His Holiness went beyond the stipulated time to take questions from the audience.
Luna Park Stadium, venue for His Holiness the Dalai Lama's talk and teaching in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on September 14, 2011. Photo/Pompi Gutnisky
Atthe end of his teaching, Lama Rinchen, an Argentinean Buddhist who represented the host organizations, thanked His Holiness for visiting Argentina and sharing his valuable messages. She also informed the audience that surplus money from the organization of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s visit to Buenos Aires will be contributed to three Argentinean non-profit organizations involved with the social works— La Red Solidaria, Conin Foundation, and Los Piletones—and the Dalai Lama Trust based in New York.
As His Holiness departed from the Stadium, the audience gave him an emotional farewell by shouting ‘Long Live His Holiness the Dalai Lama’ and many came outside of the stadium to wave at His Holiness’ motorcade.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama will fly tomorrow morning to Sao Paulo, where he has a program tomorrow afternoon to address the industrial and business leaders of Brazil.
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.