Who knew that when a young Dalai Lama left his beloved homeland of Tibet on March 17, 1959, that his vision, message and profile would become famous around the world? And that he, by his example and global outreach, would keep both the Tibetan culture and ultimate religious message alive across decades of suffering and abuse? His Holiness the Dalai Lama is ‘a movable Tibet’, carrying in his person the hopes, dreams, religious and historical traditions of a nation. The very fact of his exile required him to truly know what FREEDOM means, and to develop a message of human kindness and compassion understood at a global level that transcended a purely Buddhist approach.
What Tibetans face, wherever they are in the world, is seeking and understanding what it really means to be Tibetan and how to play out the messages of World Peace, Human Rights, Tibetan Independence and Human Freedom called for by His Holiness, his elder brother Dr. Thubten Norbu and his nephew Jigme Norbu on his Walks for Tibet.
Step by step, person by person, is how Jigme’s Walk for Tibet sought to make a difference at this time. How can YOU take a stand for those values today? How can you make kindness & compassion a part of your daily ‘way of being’?