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In Other News...encouragement from the Dalai Lama & more

by Kestrel Slocombe
November 14, 2013
Thu, 11/14/2013 - 10:45 -- Kestrel Slocombe
  • Dalai Lama encourges Buddhist nuns on the Path: His Holiness the Dalai Lama recently spoke encouragingly to hundreds of exiled Tibetan Buddhist nuns in India about the importance of their roles in preserving the Buddhist teachings and as future teachers.
  • The Mystical Element: the Zennist explores the role of the mystic in Buddhism.
  • Groundhog Day: Recurrence, salvation, and the bodhisattva way. Most of us have had our Groundhog Days—not even an endlessly painful time, but an unendingly boring and banal situation that keeps happening again and again and again. The feeling of being trapped becomes unbearable; awakening to the prospect of another day just like yesterday yields nothing but despair. At the Tricycle blog you can read a Buddhist take on “Groundhog Day” and rediscover your love of Bill Murray in the process.
  • His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the Pope, and Jennifer Lawrence all gave us a reason to smile this week as they reached out in kindness and compassion. (Via American Buddhist Perspective)

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