Man of peace

A couple of weeks ago, the Dalai Lama visited Sweden.

This caused a big stir and thousands of us bought tickets to listen to him speak.

People from all walks of life came to his talk

And all the money went to help Tibetan refugees around the world.

He didn’t preach, but talked about how the world needs more respect,

More love and compassion.

He spent a lot of time laughing and making jokes

And seemed to be not only a man of peace –

But also a man at peace.

“This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.” — Dalai Lama


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66 responses

  1. He truly is a man of peace and his quotes have helped me many a time. I am happy for you to have seen him. 🙂

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    May 2, 2011 at 16:15

  2. How amazing it must have been 🙂

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    May 2, 2011 at 16:16

  3. I am sure witnessing this must have been one of a kind experience. As you say, he is at peace. That is the greatest achievement in life, I believe.;)
    Beautiful photography capturing the essence of this great man.
    xoxo

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    May 2, 2011 at 16:46

  4. yes, he is a great man!

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    May 2, 2011 at 16:48

  5. You must have had a lovely time! I wish it were that easy to solve the world’s difficulties, alas…

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    May 2, 2011 at 16:49

  6. Jen

    There is a sense of quiet that surrounds him, an amazing person. Stillness, and beauty.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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    May 2, 2011 at 16:49

  7. What a wonderful philosophy. This is a beautiful tribute to a truly great man. We can all learn a great deal from his quiet tolerance and understanding.

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    May 2, 2011 at 17:09

  8. it seems only fitting that he laughed a lot…i think that is a great teaching in itself…but yes, more respect for sure…thanks for the captures…

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    May 2, 2011 at 17:24

  9. What a great experience to see him!

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    May 2, 2011 at 17:30

  10. What a marvelous experience!

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    May 2, 2011 at 17:46

  11. What a special moment, to see him and hear him speak.

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    May 2, 2011 at 20:05

  12. JM

    I couldn’t agree more with the quote, that’s exactly what I think and that’s why I don’t need religions or temples to live in peace. I admire this man so very much! Great coverage of the event.

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    May 2, 2011 at 20:09

  13. It must have been amazing to be there with him. Great shots.

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    May 2, 2011 at 20:21

  14. What a wonderful experience! I’m glad you were able to be there!

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    May 2, 2011 at 20:58

  15. That must have been wonderful. Our grandson and his wife were privileged to see him once and they said what you did, that he seemed to be a man at peace as well as of peace.

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    May 2, 2011 at 21:43

  16. My nephew was lucky enough to see him and hear him speak about 10 years ago. He was also impressed by the Dalai Lama.

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    May 2, 2011 at 22:04

  17. lilalia

    Thank you. It is important on days like today to know there are people who are conscious of the need to talk about peace and for them to be at peace with the world. My mother and sister went to see the Dali Lama speak a few years ago in Vancouver. they thoroughly enjoyed the event. Hope you did too.

    I’ve recently listened to a brilliant interview on Krista Tippett’s “On Being” podcast (though it was called “Speaking of Faith” at the time of the interview) with the Dali Lama and other religious leaders on “happiness”. You should give it a listen.

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    May 2, 2011 at 22:32

  18. Well said and so true. Thanks for bringing the message back.

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    May 2, 2011 at 23:55

  19. An aweinspiring man. Thank you. And I am a little jealous that you got to hear him in person.

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    May 3, 2011 at 02:12

  20. From everything I heard about him, he seems like a really genuine and good person. Wish there were more like him in the world.

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    May 3, 2011 at 02:29

  21. What did he say that effected you the most?

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    May 3, 2011 at 03:51

  22. How nice that he came to Sweden and that you saw him. I’m sure it was magical and that everyone could feel peace.

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    May 3, 2011 at 04:47

  23. Lady Fi.
    love love love you site 🙂 xx
    This is so cool.

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    May 3, 2011 at 04:48

  24. I have always had great admiration for the Dalai Lama and your wonderful post and pictures just strengthened that! What a wonderful man and how wonderful that you were able to hear him! Thanks for sharing!! Hope you have a beautiful week!

    Sylvia

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    May 3, 2011 at 05:47

  25. How wonderful it must have been to hear this man speak and listen to his message of peace.

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    May 3, 2011 at 06:01

  26. It must have been wonderful to listen to him speak:)

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    May 3, 2011 at 06:17

  27. Lady F1, Dalai Lama visited Japan last autumn. I could not go to listen to his speech. But I have seen him in the documentary film. Even though he is the most spiritual and holiest person, he has a lot of sense of humor and his words are easy to understand. Thank you for sharing the great story about him. Have a nice day!

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    May 3, 2011 at 07:20

  28. How fortunate for you to have heard him speak in person. I’ve heard him on radio in interviews and love the fact that he jokes and laughs a lot.

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    May 3, 2011 at 07:38

  29. He is such an inspiration to many! You are so lucky to have seen him in person 🙂

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    May 3, 2011 at 08:15

  30. Thank you for this post. I have always heard of this man, but didn’t really know of his beautiful philosophy.

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    May 3, 2011 at 09:45

  31. Wren

    He leads by example and his actions resonate with his words. The world could use more people like that.

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    May 3, 2011 at 10:05

  32. Hi – I really like the message that we dont need to over-complicate things, and that the centre of things should be the heart.

    For a long time I did a job that made me ill -“heartsick” if the truth be told.

    I should have listened to this man!

    Cheers Stewart M

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    May 3, 2011 at 10:23

  33. Beautiful shots of the the event.
    Very nice.

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    May 3, 2011 at 10:26

  34. I’m hosting a writing contest! I’d love for you to enter!

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    May 3, 2011 at 13:41

  35. Most of the time, the best message is the simplest and kindest message.

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    May 3, 2011 at 13:45

  36. Thank you for sharing his message. It must have been wonderful to have been there in person.

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    May 3, 2011 at 14:38

  37. I’m so happy about his words as I’ve believed so but have found it to practice so at times. Thank you for sharing your special experience with us/me.

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    May 3, 2011 at 16:36

  38. He is a wonderful man.Thank you for sharing this and for visiting me.

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    May 3, 2011 at 17:04


  39. · Dalai lama’s quotation is fantastic. I like it.. and I respect him.
    Your photos, as usual, great.

    · have a nice day

    CR & LMA
    ________________________________
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    May 3, 2011 at 17:12

  40. I’ve wondered what it’s like to see the Dalai Lama in person – if you somehow feel some of that peacefulness yourself. The quotes are great. If only the leaders of the world were all men of peace.

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    May 3, 2011 at 17:25

  41. Really very beautiful and accurate words of the Dalai Lama. I love the flower with which close the post, greetings.

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    May 3, 2011 at 18:02

  42. How wonderful to have been able to see and hear him.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

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    May 3, 2011 at 19:50

  43. You are so lucky you got his shots.:)

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    May 3, 2011 at 21:03

  44. That must’ve been neat to hear him.

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    May 3, 2011 at 23:27

  45. What an interesting experience that must have been!

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    May 4, 2011 at 00:05

  46. Love the shots and totally agree with the Dalai Lama way of thinking about religion!
    Thanks for sharing;o)

    ***
    Have a great day****

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    May 4, 2011 at 00:57

  47. I saw him on TV a couple of days ago.
    I think he was in Japan then.
    Is he having a world tour now?
    Lucky man. 🙂

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    May 4, 2011 at 01:51

  48. How lovely that you were part of this event. I’m sure you’ll remember it always.

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    May 4, 2011 at 02:20

  49. A spiritual experience I’m sure. Someday I hope to have an opportunity to hear him speak.

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    May 4, 2011 at 03:41

  50. Fi, I totally agree with the Dalai Lama’s saying that you quoted Fi. The best religion is the simple religion. Thanks for sharing this visit with us – Dave

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    May 4, 2011 at 05:42

  51. cloudia

    Fine post that made me feel the love-\\\\\\

    Warm Aloha from Waikiki

    Comfort Spiral

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    May 4, 2011 at 05:54

  52. Lew

    Greaat shots! He does have a wonderful outlook on life.

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    May 4, 2011 at 06:00

  53. A very apt post!

    The Dalai Lama was in Dublin just days before he went to Sweden. He gave the most amazing speech here as well. In the audience were several people who had been effected by horrendous crime and violence but who have shown incredible forgiveness.

    For me, one of the most amazing photos from his speech here in Dublin was one of Mickey Harte and his son-in-law. Mickey Harte is a very well known football manager here whose daughter Micheala was murdered on her honeymoon in Mauritius a few months ago. She was incredibly well known throughout Ireland and the impact on her death on people north and south of the border here was immense. But both her father and husband have been incredible in how they have dealt with her murder and the forgiveness they have shown and their meeting with the Dalai Lama only underlined that all the more.

    A great post – thank you for sharing it.

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    May 4, 2011 at 10:36

  54. Happy Wednesday!

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    May 4, 2011 at 13:10

  55. Interesting post. Thanks for sharing this.

    All the best, Boonie

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    May 4, 2011 at 14:10

  56. I think you summed it up very well when you said he was at peace. What a great way to live.

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    May 5, 2011 at 02:12

  57. Is that a calla lily? Very nice.

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    May 5, 2011 at 03:22

  58. How very wonderful it must have been to see and hear the Dalai Lama.
    Wonderful photos!

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    May 5, 2011 at 05:21

  59. I am glad that you are also a fan of his! My daughters and I saw a video tape about him and we read many of his quotations. We are really impressed. He is like Jesus: a man of peace!
    One of his quotes is:”Within all beings there is the seed of perfection.However, compassion is required in order to activate that seed which is inherent in our hearts and minds.”

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    May 5, 2011 at 15:42

  60. Peace is probably that one most important thing that the world needs right now.

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    May 5, 2011 at 18:08

  61. He seems to be a remarkable man – you are very fortunate!

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    May 5, 2011 at 18:29

  62. Jim

    He’s THE MAN for all time!

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    May 6, 2011 at 02:57

  63. What wise words! More people ought to listen to him. Too many fundamentalists and fanatics of all kinds and faiths out there!

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    May 6, 2011 at 17:21

  64. Last year, I too heard the Dalai Lama speak. It was simply an amazing experience. Beyond the man himself, I reveled in the joy of sharing a room with so many like-minded, peace-loving souls…definitely did my heart good…:)

    Lynette
    Imagination Lane

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    May 6, 2011 at 18:58

  65. I was lucky enough to hear the Dalai Lama when he came to Vancouver last year. Apart from how wonderful he is, I loved sharing a room with so many like-minded, peace-loving souls…it was a remarkable feeling of oneness…:)

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    May 7, 2011 at 07:01

  66. What a beautiful person he is and how fortunate you were to experience him in person.

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    May 16, 2011 at 18:03

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