The attempt to silence His Holiness the Dalai Lama is an exercise in futility akin to trying to block the flow of eternal spiritual truths. Yet this is what the government of South Africa is trying to do. Their refusal to grant him a visa to give a lecture in Cape Town in honor of his friend Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s eightieth birthday is ironic at best and, at worst, hostile to free speech and religion.
These two iconic human beings are honored in much of the world for their…Continue
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“Just another Kumbaya song” is a common side-lining of compassion. Yet we want it for ourselves. There’s the rub! Compassion is a shift from “me” to “we” thinking. To be compassionate comes from inner strength and grounding. What happens when a city signs up to be a Compassionate City?
On April 24 Seattle will become the first city in the world to officially affirm the Charter for Compassion. It begins a 10 year…Continue