The Dalai Lama is turnned 80 years old on July 6, but he doesn’t want any gifts. Instead, your social media presence is the present.
In honor of his milestone birthday, His Holiness is asking people to share photos, videos and quotes depicting people simply treating one another kindly, along with the hashtag #withcompassion on social accounts.
“He has done so much to spread peace and compassion to the world – this is our opportunity to truly say thank you and to show him the incredible impact his work has on the global community,” Ven. Lama Tenzin Dhonden, founder and chair of Friends of the Dalai Lama nonprofit, said in an email statement.
I think we should all come together to honor the birthdate of such an admirable and blessed man who has bathed this world with love and light!
Happy birthday Your Holiness! Thank you for showing us a different way. Let us celebrate the Dalai Lama’s 80th Birthday Wish by living #WithCompassion
Sometimes we think that we cannot do much more for our planet and the feeling of impotence lingers and settles in our psyche until it clouds our thoughts and attitude. We need to realize that we are much more powerful and our actions– even small ones –can pave the way for change.
If you have not seen the documentary THRIVE, I urge you to get up (yes- right now- I promise you won’t be disappointed), pop some yummy popcorn or prepare a fruit and veggie platter (which would be my choice 🙂 ) and watch this life changing film! Foster Gamble and his lovely wife Kimberly have created this unconventional documentary that lifts the veil on what’s “really” going on in our world by following the money upstream – uncovering the global consolidation of power in nearly every aspect of our lives.
The documentary weaves together breakthroughs in science, consciousness and activism, THRIVE offers real solutions, empowering us with unprecedented and bold strategies for reclaiming our lives and our future.
So if you want to Thrive and make a difference- now is your chance. Go to their website where you can be a part of their collective change:
To watch the film, visit:
I end this entry with a phrase I love and fits perfectly for this occasion:
“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” ― Mahatma Gandhi.