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Going to see HHDL today...

KeromeKerome Love, love is mysteryThe Continent Veteran

He is in the area and giving a teaching, so I thought I would go. It’s a pretty huge event, in a pop concert venue, the tickets were 50 euro’s so I suppose they have to cover rental of the building and travel costs and so on.

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  • KeromeKerome Love, love is mystery The Continent Veteran

    It was really good actually... the introduction to the teaching was kind of an overview of the highlights of the buddha’s teaching, everything from anatta to interdependence to dependent origination came past. It was pretty dense and compact, not at all a beginner’s teaching. The main focus of the teaching was compassion though, it was on the Eight Verses on Training the Mind by Kadam Geshe Langri Thangpa Dorje Senge.

    I had a great time, there was good company and it was lovely to see HHDL again. At the end there was a small indication that he might not come back again, he is no longer the youngest of men so this makes sense. But he did say he would be with us in essence as long as he remained on this blue globe.

    Kundo
  • JasonJason God Emperor Arrakis Moderator
    edited September 17

    I got to see him during his environmental summit a few years ago. I really enjoyed it.

  • KeromeKerome Love, love is mystery The Continent Veteran
    edited September 17

    @Jason said:
    I got to see him during his environmental summit a few years ago. I really enjoyed it.

    Great to read that HHDL is Marxist as far as social-economic theory is concerned, I have a lot of respect for Karl Marx although I wonder if we will ever see another nation state implement Marxist reforms.

    It was said that HHDL would not be visiting the United States anymore, that the journey from Dharamsala was too arduous. Which was one reason why Richard Gere made the trek to Rotterdam to be there instead.

  • @Kerome said:
    The Eight Verses on Training the Mind

    I consider this a profound, pivotal and difficult appreciation. :+1: On the whole we move towards spiritual friends who are not exhibiting difficult, wrathful or negative traits. In other words initially resonate with the easy/helpful/kind ... o:)

    However remember that even the naughty can be learned from ... <3

    Keromekando
  • KeromeKerome Love, love is mystery The Continent Veteran

    Various parts of the visit are now up as video’s on HHDL’s website. It’s mostly in English.

    https://www.dalailama.com/videos

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