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News - October 15, 2010

Dalai Lama tells students to live 'from their hearts'

For East Palo Alto students, 'new century' is on their shoulders, Tibetan leader says

by Chris Kenrick

The Dalai Lama told 400 East Palo Alto students that responsibility for the 21st century rests on their shoulders — and that they should manage it from their hearts.

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Staff Writer Chris Kenrick can be e-mailed at ckenrick@paweekly.com.


Posted by Gethin, a resident of Midtown
on Oct 14, 2010 at 12:21 pm

What a wonderful opportunity for these school children! To be able to meet such an inspirational person at such a formative time of their lives. Taking to heart his message can have an incalculable benefit for them for the rest of their lives, and as a result, everyone they ever interact with.

Posted by Sylvia, a resident of Midtown
on Oct 14, 2010 at 5:05 pm

Reading this article made my day! So much news is discouraging. We read about one religion oppressing the believers of another. We read about criminals. But it was wonderful to read about these children getting the chance to meet a truly inspirational person in what seems to have been a very informal setting.

Posted by Outside Observer, a resident of another community
on Oct 14, 2010 at 8:23 pm

Unfortunately, not all of humanity has a moral conscious, and American POP culture does everything it can to prevent young people from developing a moral conscious.

While the Dalai Lama's visit might be inspiring to some, the need is so much greater.

Posted by Sharon, a resident of Midtown
on Oct 14, 2010 at 8:59 pm

we hope the lama lives happily ever after

--it would be interesting to have some reporting on the history on The Foundation for Global Community and Creative Initiative, PA leadership and their links, which funded the lamas visit to Stanford-- it is a history will many trails to the 60s

Posted by Ron Corral, a resident of another community
on Oct 15, 2010 at 8:18 pm

I'm sure the impact of the Dalai Lama will be something most of these young ones are not likely to forget. He is a definitely a part of pop culture at this point...hasn't he been on Oprah by now? I'm sure he's accessibility and friendly nature will influence and endure. The truth is the truth. The 14th Dalai Lama is one of the many spiritual masters of truth in our time. How fortunate for us!

Posted by Sharon, a resident of Midtown
on Oct 15, 2010 at 8:45 pm

The Dalai Lama was supported by the CIA in the 50s and 60s, not so much now, he cannot visit Taiwan and Obama only lets him in through the back door.
When we talked with him 10yrs ago he said that he could not understand his popularity in Hollywood and the US because he believed Christianity has the the same message without the baggage of Tibetan Buddhism--which he said was a mixture of shamanism and Buddhism-- the shamanism has a very dark side which he acknowledged.

We are glad he is here and wish him luck, his successor has already been chosen by the Chi Coms and he is probably wise to not talk about that fact.

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