There has been a lot of news and speculation lately regarding the Dalai Lama’s recent announcement to retire, as well as questions of succession (usually accomplished by rebirth, not by appointment or voting), and Tibet-China relations. It is worth noting that His Holiness is retiring as Political Head of Tibet-in-exile, not as Spiritual Head, compassionate conscience of the world (Bodhisattva), and religious leader.
For more insight, I recommend reading this article by Pico Iyer, a well known international journalist and Buddhist, who has known the Dalai Lama for decades.
Lama Surya’s “Awakening Now” Podcast- EP 41
Final episode of the IV Part series on “Awakening The Buddha Within”
"The Six Kinds of Mindfulness"
Lama Surya Das introduces the six kinds of mindfulness...
February 14, 2017
Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite times of year. The Tibetan New Year is also a favorite, and because the two often fall around the same time, I make a practice...