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The Dalai Lama In New Orleans

Sunday, May 19th, 2013
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His Holiness The Dalai Lama

Friday I had the great honor to attend a lecture given by the Dalai Lama in New Orleans. Even though I have been twice to Dharamsala where he lives in India, this is the first opportunity I’ve had to hear him speak live. One of the things that is most striking about His Holiness is how funny and down to earth he is. I’m still a little bit awed from the whole experience. I feel really lucky and blessed to have been there.

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Prayer Flags Everywhere

 

The city has been preparing for his visit for a year. In the last couple of weeks New Orleanians have draped  homes and business in every neighborhood, and churches of all denominations with Tibetan Prayer Flags.  I had a fun day cruising around the city on my “#BuddhaBike”  doing a photo essay of the flags. All the pics are  on my Instagram page. Have a look! You don’t have to be on Instagram to see the photos.

The main thing I have taken to heart from this auspicious audience is that compassion has the power to unlock the suffering and trappings in our personal lives. Practicing peace and compassion in our own lives is the key to bringing more harmony to the whole global family. With so much suffering in the world, how can we not work to become more compassionate beings?

It’s my favorite song…Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.

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IN PEACE & COMPASSION,

Melanie Buffett

If you’re interested to read more information and details about Friday’s lecture and His Holiness’s first ever visit to the Gulf Coast, this is a great article from Nola.Com about the historic visit.

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