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Free Ticket to Compassion: Meeting With the Dalai Lama

November 3, 2009 by Faith
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Recently I experienced the presence of the Dalai Lama – in Calgary’s huge Saddledome, alone in what they refer to as “the nose bleed section” high up in the rafters, 18,000 or so people seated below me, between His Holiness and myself.
He is indeed a “simple monk” to use his words. He is simple and profound. In this huge, diverse crowd of people I’m sure I could have heard a pin drop as he spoke about compassion.
Three aspects of his presence especially touched me personally and I list them below, not in his precise words but from my personal understanding:
1. The Dalai Lama said that even the most hardened criminal has at least a spark of compassion within – we all do. Why? he asked. “Because we all had a mother” he said, in the breathless silence.
2. “Compassion is not always sweet, it can be harsh. Ask a good parent” said the Dalai Lama.
3. The Dalai Lama focused on the youth and after his talk gave them an opportunity to ask him questions – suggesting they ask “intelligent questions”.  Which they did.  When the Master of Ceremonies tried to speed things to a conclusion, as is the Calgary way, the Dalai Lama held up his hand and said: “We will have time for more questions from the young people”.
Throughout my time in his presence, way up high in the rafters, my mind would flow back and forth to Swami Radha; Swami Radhananda; Yasodhara Ashram and then the Dalai Lama’s words.
I knew as I have before, how simple and true our connection is, in the One Light.
I know how blessed and privileged I am to be who i am, in Swami Radha’s teachings, in the work I embrace – connected with compassion in love and ligh
Thank you Divine Mother, I found Swami Radha.
In the Light, with gratitude, Faith Stu
LotusFaith Stuart from the Calgary Radha Yoga Centre recently saw His Holiness, the Dalai Lama who spoke on compassion. Faith received a free ticket to attend by a friend and fellow teacher. Here she shares her experience as a mother and senior teacher of Radha Yoga.

The Dalai Lama has been visiting Canada over the last month, Vancouver for the Peace Conference followed by his talk in Calgary.  His words on compassion have been compelling and inspiring in light of the upcoming launch of the Charter for Compassion. The Calgary Radha Centre will be celebrating this event with Satsang on Compassion to a local yoga studio, Yogadotcalm.  For more information see below.

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Divine-MotherRecently I experienced the presence of the Dalai Lama– in Calgary’s huge Saddledome, in what they refer to as “the nose bleed section” high up in the rafters, with about 18,000 people seated below me, between His Holiness and myself.  He is indeed a “simple monk” to use his words. He is simple and profound. In this huge, diverse crowd of people I’m sure I could have heard a pin drop as he spoke about compassion.


Three aspects of his presence especially touched me personally and I list them below, not in his precise words but from my personal understanding:


1. The Dalai Lama said that even the most hardened criminal has at least a spark of compassion within – we all do. Why? he asked. Because we all had a mother, he said, in the breathless silence.
2. Compassion is not always sweet, it can be harsh. Ask a good parent.
3. The Dalai Lama focused on the youth and after his talk gave them an opportunity to ask him questions – suggesting they ask intelligent questions, which they did.  When the Master of Ceremonies tried to speed things to a conclusion, as is the Calgary way, the Dalai Lama held up his hand and said, “We will have time for more questions from the young people.”


Throughout my time in his presence, way up high in the rafters, my mind would flow back and forth to Swami Radha, Swami Radhananda, Yasodhara Ashram and then the Dalai Lama’s words. I knew as I have before how simple and true our connection is in the One Light and with compassion.


Thank you Divine Mother
In the Light and with gratitude
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On November 13, the Calgary Radha Yoga Centre will offer Satsang to the Friday night class of a yoga studio in Canyon Meadows, Yogadotcalm.  This is an event to celebrate the launch  of the Charter for Compassion. They will read from Swami Radha on compassion to complement Karen Armstrong’s TED wish.  They will continue to focus on the Charter of Compassion during the year and make other offerings relating to it keeping Lightwaves posted.

1 Comment »

  1. Namaste Lightwaves and thank you very much for being present for me this morning. I was awakened early today by a phone call for support from my mom. She is suffering with an injury and surprised with the pain she is experiencing. She is the most compassionate and devoted caring person I know. When she expresses any need I am taken by surprise, since she rarely calls out in pain. Not knowing how to be with my feelings with this I turned to Faith’s offering from the Dalai Lama. Mother Compassion Global Participation Stillness Kindness Children These words carry comfort and a strong reminder to me of what really matters in my life. I am with gratitude now as I connect deeply with these vital concepts. I thank you from a relaxed and full heart. PeacePeacePeace

    Comment by Karuna — November 4, 2009 @ 8:05 am

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