[Sponsored by the roving and informal Center for Sacred Silliness... ;~) ]
And he is so funny, so human, so laid-back and huggable. I just want to hug him, again and again and again. What an incredible human being and strange that we have come to know him around the world because he was forced to flee Tibet due to the Chinese invasion of Tibet in 1959. If he had not been forced to flee, he might have continued the quiet life of the Dalai Lama so cloistered away from the rest of the world in Tibet. His nation and religion’s tragedy has turned into a gift for the rest of us. Talk about a ‘silver lining’ to a tragic situation… And ongoingly tragic… the Chinese are continuing to harrass monks and close down monasteries. Torture them and more… very sad. Very sad.
All the more reason to deeply honor and admire a man who can bear the sorrow and joy simultaneously, such deep wisdom he carries.
Click here for the 8 min video from a conference in Adelaide called: “Beyond Religion: the Quest for Happiness.”