18 Sep 2009 |
Posted by Lama Surya Das | 1 Comment.
The first time I visited Pittsburgh was for an unhappy occasion: the funeral of my nineteen year old college friend Alison Krause, shot and killed at Kent State University by the Ohio National Guardsmen in May of 1970. Since then, I have returned to teach Buddha’s healing wisdom and compassionate message several times, and am here right now conducting a meditation and self-inquiry weekend for my Dzogchen local group.
I sincerely hope that, when the G-20 summit occurs here later this month — protests and demonstrations are being planned — that all my friends here in town and others will remember that fighting for peace and God is a contradiction in terms, and strive to become peace rather than kill for it. As Mahatma Gandhi said: “We must become the changes we wish to see in the world.”
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