His Holiness talks about how to develop peace in the world. He cites the nuclear arms race and the cold war as a form of peace generated through fear. He offers the alternative, stating that “Genuine peace must come through inner peace,” which comes about through love and compassion, rather than peace brought on through fear of retaliation.
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UPDATE (06-19-2011). Lama Zopa recently had a mild stroke and is recovering every day. All his teachings for 2011 have been canceled until further notice.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama will be giving public teaching as well as the Kalachakra intiation this year in Washington DC, during the days of July 6 – 16 2011. His Holiness doesn’t often given initiations to a tantra of the highest class often in the US, so it’ll be a precious opportunity and very auspicious as well. The Kalachakra is often given to large groups, even to non-buddhists as a blessing for world peace, and there is no better place to spread this vision of world peace then the capital of a political super power.
Following the initiation, Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche announced that he’ll be in Washington DC on July 17 2011. Continue reading