Training the Mind – The Dalai Lama


by The Dalai Lama: With a determination to achieve the highest aim, For the benefit of all sentient beings, Which surpasses even the wish-fulfilling gem, May I hold them dear at all times.

How The Dalai Lama Is Chosen


Actually, the Dalai Lama is not technically chosen; rather, he is found. But to understand how it works, you first have to learn the basics of Tibetan Buddhism and its belief in reincarnation…

The Purpose Of Life Is To Be Happy


by The Dalai Lama: The basic source of all happiness is a sense of kindness and warm-heartedness towards others. We are all the same as human beings. We are born the same way, we die the same way, and we all want to lead happy lives…

Oprah Talks to The Dalai Lama


by Oprah:  He calls himself “a simple Buddhist monk”—a man who rises at 4 A.M. and spends hours each day in prayer and meditation.

Science At The Crossroads


by Tenzin Gyatso, the Dalai Lama:  This article is based on a talk given by the Dalai Lama at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience on November 12, 2005 in Washington DC…