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  • 08 Dec 2010 7:53 PM | Lama Daniela Coriat (Administrator)

    Nelson Mandela 

    1994 Inaugural Speech, Quoting Marianne Williamson

    Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.

    Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

    It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.

    We ask ourselves,

    Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?

    Actually, who are we not to be?

    You are a child of God.

    Your playing small doesn’t serve the world.

    There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that

    Other people won’t feel insecure around you.

    We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.

    It ‘s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone.

    And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously

    Give other people permission to do the same.

    As we are liberated form our own fear,

    Our presence automatically liberates others.

  • 19 Sep 2010 8:41 AM | Lama Christopher Coriat (Administrator)

    "Sangha requires mutual respect & friendly collaboration, a sense of ourselves as kindred spirits working & exploring & playing together."

                 @LamaSuryaDas on Twitter

  • 15 Sep 2010 4:46 PM | Lama Christopher Coriat (Administrator)

    Thanks to Scott for providing us with a link to Lama Surya's article on Huffington Post, and to the PBS Special The Buddha by filmmaker David Grubin.
  • 06 Sep 2010 8:58 AM | Lama Christopher Coriat (Administrator)

    "We each have a role to play: genuine, lasting world peace will only be possible as a result of each of us making an effort internally."

           ~ His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
  • 03 Aug 2010 11:12 AM | Lama Christopher Coriat (Administrator)
    “There is no better reality than the one we live in – where a good heart can be realized.”

    ~ Dilgo Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche

  • 01 Jun 2010 6:11 AM | Lama Christopher Coriat (Administrator)

    "When we act under the influence of negative thoughts and emotions, we become oblivious to the impact our actions have on others." ~ His Holiness the Dalai Lama
  • 03 Apr 2010 6:55 AM | Lama Christopher Coriat (Administrator)

    ...The essence of the Buddhist teachings does not change; wherever it goes it is suitable; however, the superficial aspects--certain rituals and ceremonies--are not necessarily suitable for a new environment; those things will change.... In any case, this generation--your generation--who are starting this new idea in new countries have a big responsibility to take the essence and adjust it to your own environment.

  • 08 Mar 2010 1:57 PM | Lama Christopher Coriat (Administrator)

    ...I try to stay joyful. If we want to work effectively for freedom and justice, it is better to do so without anger or deviousness. If we ourselves feel calm, and if we act with a sincere motivation, we can accomplish many things in the 30 or 50 active years of our life. And if some positive results have already been seen from this approach, I think I can say that this is in part because of my commitment to the pacifist cause, a commitment which is motivated by a genuine belief in the brotherhood of mankind.

    We are not a very large or powerful nation, but our way of life, our culture, and our spiritual tradition have helped us follow the way of peace even at times of tremendous difficulty and hardship, and have given us courage in our wish to develop love and compassion. When the time comes, the Tibetan people longs with all its heart to take responsibility for the high plateau, which is our homeland, and to transform it into a sanctuary of peace where mankind will live side by side with nature, in harmony.

                      ~ His Holiness the Dalai Lama

  • 23 Feb 2010 9:59 PM | Lama Christopher Coriat (Administrator)

    “The eye through which I see God is the same eye through which God sees me; my eye and God’s eye are one eye, one seeing, one knowing, one love.”

                     – Meister Eckhart
  • 08 Feb 2010 7:48 AM | Lama Christopher Coriat (Administrator)

    A human being is part of a whole, called by us the ‘Universe,’ a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest -- a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.

                                       ~ Albert Einstein

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