But it's hard sometimes, Kundun!If we are demoralized, sad and only complain, we’ll not solve our problems

Originally shared by +Dalai Lama

If we are demoralized, sad and only complain, we’ll not solve our problems. If we only pray for a solution, we’ll not solve our problems. We need to face them, to deal with them without violence, but with confidence – and never give up. If you adopt a non-violent approach, but are also hesitant within, you’ll not succeed. You have to have confidence and keep up your efforts – in other words, never give up.

“Two errors: 1

“Two errors: 1. To take everything literally. 2. To take everything spiritually.” — Blaise Pascal, Pensees

You don't need to burn yourselfSo, my friend +

Originally shared by +Jim Dey

So, my friend +Jason Dunbar is going around with memes saying that if you like Tibetan Buddhism and do nothing for Tibet, then you are a poopy head or something. Not wanting that, I contacted the local chapter. They have them worldwide and there's rallies tomorrow everywhere.

ENOUGH! STAND TOGETHER FOR TIBET
China’s merciless and violent crackdown in Ngaba and throughout Tibet is intensifying Tibetan grievances and exacerbating the resentment and desperation felt across Tibet. This growing tragedy, if le…

The Struggle of the Non-Yuppie Dharma Practitioner

Originally shared by +Asian Classics Institute – San Diego

My Lama never charged a dime for everything he taught me over 10 years. Neither do I charge when I teach. But still, I could have written this article myself. It pains me that Buddhist practice (and yoga) still appear to be mostly for the skinny, rich and white in America. What do you think can be done? I miss teaching and I miss doing retreat, but I'm too busy treading water.
http://www.tricycle.com/feature/white-trash-buddhist

White Trash Buddhist | Tricycle
I am forever in debt to the handful of teachers, writers, and thinkers who introduced me to Buddhist practice, provide constant inspiration, and continue to shape my knowledge of this path. Actually, I’m just forever in debt. Every time I get in my 12-year-old car and rattle away to the nearest …

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