17 February 2014

Be joyful

Be joyful in the Lord, all you lands;
serve the Lord with gladness
and come before his presence with a song.
Know this: The Lord himself is God;
he himself has made us, and we are his;
we are his people and the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving;
go into his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and call upon his Name.
For the Lord is good;
his mercy is everlasting;
and his faithfulness endures from age to age.

06 February 2014

The Dalai Lama and the Mosquito

When I was in college, I attended a wonderful Symposium at Middlebury College on "Spirit and Nature" and one of the keynote speakers was the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso.  There to film a documentary for PBS was Bill Moyers which is a great video, and you can watch the whole thing here - http://billmoyers.com/content/spirit-nature/.

A gem of the video is this brief interaction between the Dalai Lama and Bill Moyers, talking about our relationship with nature - even down to the pesky mosquito who bites us.  Here is exhibited not only the Dalai Lama's compassion, but also his quick sense of humor and deep humanity!

Check it out!