Saturday, June 23, 2012

The Dalai Lama Speaks: 'Be the Change'

If you are up early this morning, check out the Dali Lama’s Live Webcast: “Be the Change” from Inverness, Scotland, on June 23, 2012, from 1:30 to 3pm (BST), 8:30 am (EST) and 5:30 am (PST).

I grew up surrounded by religion; however, as an adult, I am very curious about the different religions and spiritualties from around the globe. 

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama – who’s mission to bring peace to the people of Tibet as well as the world – has always intrigued me.

The Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, is both the head of state and the spiritual leader of Tibet. He was born on 6 July 1935, to a farming family, in a small hamlet located in Taktser, Amdo, northeastern Tibet.

At the age of two, the child – who was named Lhamo Dhondup at that time – was recognized as the reincarnation of the 13th Dalai Lama, Thubten Gyatso.

The Dalai Lamas are believed to be manifestations of Avalokiteshvara or Chenrezig, the Bodhisattva of Compassion and patron saint of Tibet. Bodhisattvas are enlightened beings who have postponed their own nirvana and chosen to take rebirth in order to serve humanity.

I am very curious to hear what he has to say; however, if you are like me and won’t be up to actually listen to his webcast live, you can check out the archive at

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