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We all see [Poem]

There are those people who think,
That you need to think that they don't care,
About what good you do. Hmmm.
They really do not want you to know,
In their collectives they hate.
Who do they hate? You, the happy ones.
They are happiness haters.
Indeed it's true.
Such a horrible thing to do.
They analyze the good things we do.
This is true.
They plan to hate politely.
Isn't this insane?
Should we say more things about this folk?
I think we all need to.
Today I will say, hate is not fine art.
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Tibetan language lessons

 

I had the pleasure just a few days ago to run into Lama Tenzin Kunchen in Zurich [first image]

I received some valuable guidance as to where to go next and where I can find more support in my research for the Feminine Brilliance Temple and my PhD about the feminine spiritual work.

Here are some photos from the last few days. I hope to write more poetry and share more as the days unfold. 

The climate is cold, the sun is warm and the people where I am at are very kind and open hearted. It shows me and gives me hope for the natural presence of compassion in humanity.

In the next days I will be visiting other spiritual centres to connect and dialog.

Thank you Buddhas

Rev. Dr. K. Sonam Wangmo

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My first authentic Tibetan Class

 

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Ethics in the Age of Compassion [Discussion]

Ethics in the age of compassion[Topic 2] Today I am particularly drawn to the topic of Ethics. I was moving through different topics of the political news around the world and seeing through the lenses of different cultures and how they relate to what is essential to them in the world and in their countries.

Buddhist wisdom states that all life is suffering, this means that we need to approach living in a way that helps us to connect with the natural inborn compassion.

A proper appreciation of cause and effect suggests that far from being powerless, there is much we can do to influence our experience of suffering. Old age, sickness, and death are inevitable. But, as with the torments of negative thoughts and emotions, we certainly have a choice in how we respond to the occurrence of suffering. – H.H. 14th Dalai Lama, Ethics for the New Millennium

Join in the conversation & dialog, share your reflections, comments and questions.

You can answer one or all questions.

  1. How do you feel about the concept of suffering in your life?
  2. What causes inspire you to action in the world?
  3. What things in the political arena globally you would like to see changed?
    1. Note: For me I would love to see autonomous or Free Tibet.
    2. Empowered Feminine Realization
  4. How are you responding and dealing with suffering in your daily life?

 

Rev. Dr. K. Sonan Wangmo
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Ethics in the Age of Compassion [Discussion]

[Topic 1] This is a new section where I will be posting different topics for discussion & reflection. Creating a more peaceful world and more compassionate connections. The topics will be in quote form from the book by His Holiness 14th Dalai Lama, Ethics for the New Millennium. Below are the questions for the community. You can answer one or all of the questions.

Join in the conversation & dialog, share your reflections, comments and questions.

Ethics in the age of compassion
“Lack of contentment—which really comes down to greed—sows the seed of envy and aggressive competitiveness, and leads to a culture of excessive materialism. The negative atmosphere this creates becomes the context for all kinds of social ills which bring suffering to all members of that community.”  – H.H. 14th Dalai Lama, Ethics for the New Millennium

  1. What does contentment feel like to you? What are the tangible qualities in your life of contentment?
  2. How have you experienced competitiveness in life? What are your personal insights about it?
  3. How do you view materialism? How do you see this impacting our planet and environment?
  4. What community challenges have you faced in your life?

 

Rev. Dr. K. Sonam Wangmo