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Dalai Lama Wraps Up U.S. Visit
Talks To Thousands In Chicago About Buddhism
(CBS) CHICAGO People of all faiths gathered in Chicago to hear the Dalai
Lama talk in Chicago on Sunday. The Nobel Peace Prize winner also talked to
WBBM-TV's Joanie Lum about what people can do to achieve peace and
"In thinking the main thing is a calm mind," the Dalai Lama said. "I think
more warm heartedness and look at your enemy as part of society, your own
The Dalai Lama greeted an audience of 11,000 at Millennium Park. The space
was filled with a diverse audience -- some waited for four hours to get
through security into the Pritzker Pavillion.
The Dalai Lama opened by saying he is no miracle healer, merely a man.
"My talk is not that serious, just a talk as if I'm talking to one -- my
close friend," said the Dalai Lama.
Earlier Sunday, the political and spiritual leader of Tibet conducted his
first Buddhist teaching, his fourth visit to Chicago since 1993. He spoke of
one of his greatest concerns, a world of turmoil. While seated on a
traditional teacher's throne, surrounded by religious symbolism, his
holiness described the essence of Buddhism to audience members who were
Buddhist practitioners, Tibetan refugees that have re-settled in Chicago and
some who were just curious.
"So happy. It's like a dream. I'm Tibet right now, like that," said Tsering
P. Lama, a Tibetan American.
"It was enlightening, he was funny, warm, personable," said Mary Lutz, a
person in attendance.
"I don't think we need to make him into a rock star; I don't think he wants
that -- though there is that tendency," said attendee Jane Griffin.
Event producer Harold Ramis has been a supporter for years.
"The Dalai Lama has a presence that transcends everything on the planet, "
said producer/director Ramis. "He's the world's only hope."
The Dalai Lama says everyone can work for peace.
"I think there's a certain sort of value which we learn from our mother,
that's affection, that's what I feel is the most important element to keep
our mind more calm," said the Dalai Lama. "All carry the message of love,
compassion, spirit of forgiveness, reconciliation.
During earlier visits across the country, the Nobel Peace Prize winner said
Tibetans would live in harmony with the Chinese if the ruling Communist
Party would allow them to govern themselves.
About 300 Tibetans live in Chicago, according to the Tibetan Alliance of
Chicago, which is hosting the Dalai Lama's visit.
The Dalai Lama, whose worldly name is Tenzin Gyatso, fled Tibet in 1959
after the Chinese quelled a popular uprising. He is still widely revered in
Tibet, though he is now based in Dharmsala, India, where he heads a
government in exile.
He was proclaimed the 14th Dalai Lama at age 5 and became Tibet's leader at
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I am pleased to inform you of the up-coming International Buddhist Film Festival
(from San Francisco) - the first of its kind in Singapore AND Asia, will be held in Singapore from 17-20 May 2007.
This event is about the promotion of peace, harmony through inter faith dialogue and mutual respect and the International Buddhist Film Festival is an expression of that dialogue using the medium of film. At its core, it is a marriage of art, philosophy and a way of life.
Kicking of the festival on the opening night is a bittersweet comedy called "Shower". Part of the proceeds from the sale of tickets for the opening night will be disbursed to the Presidents Challenge 2007 and Children's cancer Foundation.
Ticket price: $100
Date: 17th May 2007, Thursday
Venue: Lido Cinema Hall 1
Please call or email me if you would like to purchase tickets for the opening night.
There is an exciting line up of movies which you can check out from http://www.asianbud
Tickets at $12 (excluding sistic charges) will be on sale at SISTIC from today..
Please pass the word around...thank you!
Advisory council member
Asian Buddhist Film Festival
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I am pleased to inform you that our website www.dalailama.
I would be grateful if you could forward this below e-flyer to your members, and to all friends
Buddhist temples/centres you have contact with,
Grateful thanks for your support,
Regional Director - SIngapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam & Philippines
The Dalai Lama Teaching Tour, 1-6 Sept 07, Dharamsala India
Organized by Ocean of Wisdom ?10 Genting Lane #11-00?? Jay Gee Melwani House ? Singapore 349583
Dear Dharma Brothers and Sisters,
Birthday Celebration for His Holiness the 14th
30th June 2007 marks the 70th birthday of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama is highly regarded and much loved figure around the world. Born Tenzin Gyaltso, His Holiness is the spiritual head of Tibetan Buddhism. Nonetheless, his tireless effort to spread the message of peace, compassion and loving-kindness has won him supporters beyond the arena of Buddhism. His humor, wisdom, and strength have provided inspiration to many, both spiritual and secular. His voice of reason and compassion continue to be vocal and high sought world-wide.
year, The Tibetan Buddhist Society (
TAI PEI BUDDHIST CENTRE
NO.2 LAVENDAER STREET
Date : 30th June 2007 (Saturday)
Time : 8 :00am to 13 :00 noon
The program will include a Long-Life Puja (Offering) for His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. There will be time for guests to interact. A vegetarian lunch buffet will be offered to all guests.
This is a non-paying event. However, donations are welcome, and can be made during the celebration itself.
We hope you will be able to join us for this event. If you wish to register your attendance or make queries, please call Jinpa at 91089031.
We hope to hear from you soon.
Tibetan Buddhist Society (