emails from a Buddhist nun

I sponsor a Buddhist nun named Tenzin Pema who lives at the Jamyang Choling Institute in Dharamsala, India. in the last two days I’ve received emails regarding the protests in Tibet. Her first email read: “…am sure you know what is happening in Tibet at the very difficult time. It is very worrying and saddened…

how does one stand up to evil?

On Christmas night I watched the movie 10 Questions for the Dalai Lama. The movie’s director appropriately called the Dalai Lama a “rock star for peace”. Nice. One of the questions the Dalai Lama was asked was how does one continue to practice non-violence when faced with evil. A monk who was arrested and tortured…

blogging for Burma

FREE BURMA! Dashing Hopes in Myanmar . . .There was talk at the UN that Mr Gambari might return to Myanmar in November. Perhaps international pressure could make the regime open dialogue with the pro-democracy movement, leading ultimately to a peaceful settlement. But this looks less and less likely. The regime continued making large-scale arrests…

what did I say about peace?

Sometimes one image is juxtaposed against another to bring home a point. “Earth will be safewhen we feel in us enough safety.”Thich Nhat Hanh — Vietnamese Buddhist monk, nominated in 1967 by Martin Luther King for the Nobel Peace Prize This image is taken from ko htike’s blog who continues to write, post photos, and…

buddhist monks protest in Burma

(photo credit: The Buddhist Channel) How can anyone not be moved by the sight of thousands of Buddhist monks marching in peaceful protest against a military regime? Witnesses reported that the monks marched from their monasteries chanting the “Metta Sutta” (the Buddha’s words on loving-kindness.) The army has been told to be prepared to fire…