"I was always treated as if I had insisted on being born in opposition to the dictates of reason, religion, and morality, and against the arguments of my best friends." ~ Pip's Lament "Great Expectations" (Chapter 4, pg. 25)
We breathe in and out, and we just watch that. Nothing else. It doesn't matter if we get enlightenment or not. It doesn't matter if our friends get enlightened faster. Who cares? We are just breathing.
How Religion Can Bring Peace to a Fearful World an interview with Michael Kinnamon
According to author and interfaith leader Michael Kinnamon, American society is suffering the equivalent of a panic attack. But much of the fear and anxiety that exists in the public sphere, he suggests, is unwarranted. That's why he's issued an interfaith call-to-action to combat fear's "hazard to the human condition."
Photos: The Dalai Lama Visits Thupsung Dhargyeling Monastery in India by Courtnay Robbins
An estimated 20,000 people attended the Dalai Lama's official consecration ceremony for the Thupsung Dhargyeling Monastery in northern India. After ten years in the making, the new center will have a unique emphasis on religious education and training for laypeople.