Question of the Week: Lasting Impressions of the Heart of Change?


What will you remember most about the Heart of Change event at American University? His Holiness covered several subjects in his talk, what touched you the most?

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3 thoughts on “Question of the Week: Lasting Impressions of the Heart of Change?

  1. First of all, the whole event was just wonderful, thanks to everyone who made it possible, I remeber catching myself totaly absorbed in His Holiness’s talk, and I might reanswer this question again. But at the moment this is what I remember: the complete impression/conviction that His Holiness lives everything he says. Of course I knew that already, but it really penetrated me Saturday, One of His Holiness’s three golas is contributing to religious harmony in any way he can, having faith in your religion and respect to all others. Puting this into action in all three doors is one very valuable thing I will take with me. I am touched that His Holiness does this with such intelligence and non-tiredly and honesty.

    After the afternoon session, i did not know what to do with myself, as I did not want to go back to my ordinary life after such a day. Than I saw on the door a flyer for a free movie screening – the name of the movie is Blessings – so that decided for me where I would go next – and it was a wonderful movie, one not to be missed.

    Thank You so much everyone!

  2. Like Lisa I was in awe. I think it must have been the same for the throngs of people waiting to touch the hem of Jesus’ robe or the crowd marching on Washington with MLK. I felt supremely blessed to be in the presence of HHDL and absorb his embodiment of the teachings.

  3. Being with His Holiness is always a very moving experience. His message of tolerance and the importance of embracing people of all faiths was particularly appropriate for D.C. our nation’s capital.

    Just watching the way in which Ven Tenzin Lhamo and Her Eminence Khandro Rinpoche interacted with the hundreds of volunteers with kindness and respect was a teaching in and of itself. They patiently overcame many obstacles and last minute changes that are typical of staging such a complex event.

    Unfortunately, I missed most of the afternoon session, however, I did make it to Ven Khandro Rinpoche’s talk. She was asked to speak specifically about Action.

    She encouraged us to be mindful at all times of how our actions affect others, to always treat others with kindness, to make an effort to speak less, to focus and not be distracted by worldly affairs, and to make our actions meaningful.

    Our meditation practice and view of ourselves and phenomenon are expressed in our actions. All three — meditation-view-action are interdependent. Developing love and compassion for others is something we can each gradually achieve.

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