MEMPHIS (AP) — The Dalai Lama says his visit to the site where Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated was sad but also inspirational.
The Tibetan spiritual leader was in Memphis, on Wednesday to receive the International Freedom Award from the National Civil Rights Museum, which incorporates the site of the Lorraine Motel.
For the benefit of Jewel Heart we will be holding a holiday craft and art sale on Sunday, November 22nd. We are looking for all creative members of Jewel Heart, and our extended “friends and family” as well, to create crafts and artwork for this fundraising event. Most of the arts and crafts items will be sold at our Arts and Crafts sale. It is the artists’/crafters’ choice, within the minimum of 20%, of how much of the proceeds to donate to Jewel Heart.
More elaborate crafts and artwork can be offered at a silent auction, and bid on throughout the evening. A few of the larger items may be live auctioned at the end of the evening.
This is a great opportunity for creative folks to earn a little cash, and benefit Jewel Heart at the same time. If you or your friends are interested, please start crafting now! Questions? Contact Colleen Retherford at firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks in advance!
DHARAMSHALA, India — Tibetan prime minister-in-exile Samdhong Rinpoche on Tuesday accused the United States and other Western nations of appeasing China in regard to the mountain territory.
The charge came after aides to The Dalai Lama said the Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader would not meet President Barack Obama on a planned visit to Washington next month.
Every US president since George H.W. Bush in 1991 has met the Dalai Lama, who enjoys a wide US following. The Nobel Peace Prize winner was reportedly hoping to see Obama in the United States.
“A lot of nations are adopting a policy of appeasement,” Rinpoche told a group of journalists late Tuesday.
He was speaking in the northern Indian hill town of Dharamshala, which has been home to the government-in-exile since the Dalai Lama fled to India 50 years ago after China crushed an uprising in Tibet.
I stumbled across these and thought others might find them useful. Sometimes it’s hard to focus on your meditation practice when trying to keep your eye on a clock. Play this mp3 file and the sound of a bell will help you keep time.