Tag Archives: Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama and charity burn-out

A number of years ago, I directed a social service agency. It was an ecumenical, private charitable organization that depended to a great extent on volunteers from the supporting religious organizations. We had a small paid staff, (8-10), but with … Continue reading

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You matter

There is a saying erroneously attributed to the Dalai Lama that I first heard in an African proverb, which says, “A person that thinks they are too small to matter has never spent the night alone with a mosquito”. I … Continue reading

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The Social Contract, the Public Sector and the Dalai Lama

The 14th Dalai Lama wrote the following about enlightened self-interest, (although he did not refer to it in that way): “Human beings naturally pursue their own interests; however, self-centeredness is very limiting. When you’re concerned about others, bullying and exploitation … Continue reading

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Science, Spirituality and Mysticism: Not Mutually Exclusive

The Dalai Lama wrote: “In order to understand the way our brains behave, we can observe our emotions and their effects. In the past, it seemed as though science and spirituality were opposed to each other. However, it’s not a … Continue reading

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Thoughts from the 14th Dalai Lama Applied

As more and more of our relationship in the public sector become confrontational, something the Dalai Lama said struck a chord. It seems that his words are applicable to our mentality internationally as well as socially, for when we are … Continue reading

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Reducing fear and acting for the good of the public sector

With all the acrimony apparent in all legislative levels throughout many parts of the United States, I was interested to read a statement from the 14th Dalai Lama this morning. He wrote: “Once we have a firm practice of compassion, … Continue reading

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