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I have recovered from the disease of Alcoholism. I believe there is only one person really,.. everybody. And that peace of mind is everything. -So treat your neighbor as you would treat yourself, because your neighbor IS yourself. I think most of recovery is what I would call common sense, but that learning to be ordinary is a true gift very few people acquire. My ambition is to accept everything unflinchingly, with compassion, and therefore be intrinsically comfortable in my own skin, no matter what. I am comfortable being uncomfortable and am willing to go to any lengths to improve my life. I believe the Big Book was divinely inspired, and is extraordinarily powerful. Unfortunately AA's best kept secret a lot of the time. (In my opinion). I just try to do what works, no matter what it is.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

The Dalai lama is going to do a talk in Houston Texas on May 1st 2007!! (And Massachusetts, May 9)

You LUCKY LUCKY Americans!!!
As far as I know he will not be attending AA meetings at the Lambada Centre, but I think he will be there in spirit!
(Tibetan monks LOVE anything to do with being helpful. It is seen as a MAJOR aspect of growth, so he's on the same page as all you service-junkies out there!)

I reckon he was SO impressed with the good vibrations in Houston Texas, he decided to visit. Perhaps he has been reading Daave's blog?

He is visiting LOADS of places near you. Check the teaching schedule for 2007.!!

Texas, May 1
Talk in Houston, Texas, USA on May 1: His Holiness will give a talk (topic and venue yet to be decided) at Rice University.  Website: www.rice.edu/dalailama

San Francisco, April 29
Public Talk in San Francisco, California, USA on April 29: His Holiness will give a public talk (topic and venue yet to be decided).  Website: www.dalailamabay2007.com

Wisconsin, May 3 & 4
Teaching in Madison, Wisconsin, USA on May 3 & 4: His Holiness will give teachings on tokchod donlekma and lamrim dudon and also confer the Green Tara Empowerment (doljang jenang) at the request of Geshe Lhundup Sopa of Deer Park Center. Contact: www.deerparkcenter.org

The People at Wisconsin are getting a HUGE treat! They get a GREEN TARA EMPOWERMENT!! How Cool! Green Tara is REALLY LOVELY. GREAT for women, and as far as I know I don't think he does this empowerment very much AT ALL. Well I haven't heard about any. You don't actually need an empowerment to use the mantra, but it's SUCH a cool being, that it would be very special to receive some sort of blessing in the presence of the dalai lama, as I'm sure it would reinforce whatever connection you already had. I LOVE the green Tara mantra! I'm tempted to head off to Wisconsin myself! I dare say I should be in the library or something instead though..

The Green Tara 'does' Protection: Here's a quote about her:
Your left hand gives us refuge, showing the Three Jewels;
It says, "You people who see a hundred dangers,
Don't be frightened-I shall swiftly save you!"
First Dalai Lama (1391-1474)

I have an explanatory old Green Tara postunder the Topic 'Protection' on the right hand side.

Chicago, May 6
Public Talk in Chicago, Illinois, USA on May 6: His Holiness will give a public talk on Finding Inner Peace in A World of Turmoil.  Contact: The Office of Tibet, 241 East 32 Street, NY, NY 10016 Tel: (212) 213-5010 Fax: (212) 779-9245 Email: otny@igc.org

Also he is TEACHING, not just TALKING on Chicago, May 6!!! Cool!!!

Massachusetts, May 9
Talk in Amherst, Massachusetts, USA on May 9: His Holiness will give a talk (topic and venue yet to be decided) at Smith College.  Website: www.smith.edu/dalailama


Recovery Road London said...

I'd love to hear him speak, or meet him.

Good post. Had missed this news.

ArahMan7 said...

Just me, reading your post. I'm shamed to miss the Paul Abbott interview's post.

Meg Moran said...

I think I shall move in bag and baggage with dAAve in Houston and see about all that. LOL!!