A Precious Human Life

Here are two nice verses on a precious human life. The first one is from the Dalai Lama. A Precious Human Life Every day, think as you wake up: “Today I am fortunate to have woken up. I am alive, I have a precious human life. I am not going to waste it. I am […]

A Little Kindness Goes a Long Way

A new trend in kindness is beginning to happen at some of the strangest places in the United States and the European Union. Random people are showing how a little kindness goes a long way. They are paying for peoples’ groceries at the checkout counter. The Dalai Lama once said, “When we feel love and […]

The Theory of Relativity According to the Dalai Lama

These words of wisdom express the theory of relativity according to the Dalai Lama. He is actually talking about what people get wrong about the present moment, but it cannot exist without the past and the future. He says, “This moment.. relatively speaking, we can call it present. But if we look at the watch, […]

Compassion and Love

Merry Christmas These words of wisdom from the Dalai Lama are about compassion and love. They are perfect words to contemplate as you open your gifts of luxury. Contemplating compassion for all beings is an important aspect of Peace on Earth, Goodwill towards Men and Women. When you open your presents, please be aware of […]

Happy Thanksgiving 2014

Dear Friends: These lovely words of wisdom and photographs came to me this morning from my dear friend, Judy D. I want to share them with you because they touched me so deeply. Happy Thanksgiving 2014! “Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.” – Aesop “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having […]

What is the Spiritual Life?

In the Spring, 2013 issue of Inquiring Mind, Pico Iyer was asked, “What is the spiritual life?” Part of Pico Iyer’s answer was, “…my sense (or prejudice) has always been that a spiritual life is whatever brings the clarity and stillness, the sharpened awareness of the mountaintop into the rush and confusion and congestion of […]

The Nature of Mind

His Holiness the Dalai Lama spoke on The Nature of Mind on February 22, 2014 at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco. I attended this wonder talk with my wife and two close friends. It was extremely difficult to hear him in the nose bleed seats, one or two rows from the very top of […]

The Dalai Lama’s Continuation Day

These words of wisdom come on the Dalai Lama‘s Continuation Day. We wish him a very happy birthday to His Holiness the Dalai Lama from Meditation Practices and all the other sentient beings around the world. As he says, There are only two days in the year in which nothing can be done, one is […]

Nothing But the Present

When you go into a courtroom, the judge will ask you if your are telling the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. When you sit down to meditate, your internal judge will ask you if you are in the present and nothing but the present moment. In truth, the internal judge will […]

Compassion is Essential for Human Survival

Here are some words of wisdom from the Dalai Lama. He teaches us that compassion is essential for human survival. How are we going to help humanity survive through the practice of compassion? We begin with compassion for ourselves. One of the best resources I know for developing self compassion is the ongoing work of […]