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Happy Losar

Those of us who observe and practice Tibetan Buddhism, will celebrate Losar the next three days. Losar is the variety of Asian New Year that sometimes shares the same date with Chinese New Year. Tibetan culture is structured around a … Continue reading

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World Kindness Week

Have you ever noticed that dogs and cats seem to be repelled by meanness and unkindness?  Have you also noticed that they appear to be at ease around people who habitually practice kindness?  In that way, pets can act as … Continue reading

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Be Kind To Humankind, Another OpEd

As the perpetual US political campaign season has heated up again, I now want to send the bevy of presidential hopefuls into a corner to don dunce caps and take a long time -out.  Every four years, the public is subjected … Continue reading

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World Kindness Day 2014

One of the political commentators, this Autumn, coined the phrase, “Empathy Deficit Disorder”. (I wish I could have been the person who came up with that line.) Moments after I read the phrase, a wave of pity washed over my thoughts. How awful … Continue reading

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Tibetan Uprising Day

Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama was brought to the capital city of Tibet, Lhasa, in 1937.  He was only a two-year-old toddler at the time that he was recognized as the latest incarnation in the line of Dalai Lamas.  … Continue reading

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Human Rights Monument

I can think of many cases where monuments have been built to commemorate violence, warfare, and empire building. Triumphal arches abound, statues, memorial plaques, entire museums, and gallaries exist, in most cases, rightly so.  However, when I think about monuments … Continue reading

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Dalai Lama Escapes

During the past 53 years, there has been a glimmer of hope among the people of Tibet. That is Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama will be able to safely return to his homeland. For a longer time than His … Continue reading

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