HH Dalai Lama to donate $1.1M to charity

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HH Dalai Lama to donate $1.1M to charity

Postby Bonsai Doug » Mon May 14, 2012 8:26 pm

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Dalai Lama to donate Templeton Prize money to charity

His Holiness the Dalai Lama has announced that he will donate his £1.1 million ($1.1 million) Templeton Prize to charities supporting children’s rights, meditation research, and science education. The Templeton Prize, which His Holiness received in a ceremony held at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London on Monday, is bestowed upon those deemed to have made an “exceptional contribution to affirming life’s spiritual dimension, whether through insight, discovery, or practical works.”

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Re: HH Dalai Lama to donate $1.1M to charity

Postby practitioner » Mon May 14, 2012 9:28 pm

We tend to use titles like His Holiness, His Eminence, Master, etc for many "high" lamas. His Holiness the Dalai Lama is one who unquestionably deserves such respect. The kindness and compassion he shows for all sentient beings is truly without limits. :bow: :bow: :bow:
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Re: HH Dalai Lama to donate $1.1M to charity

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue May 15, 2012 5:18 am

The bulk of it is going to help disadvantaged children in India.

Excellent choices for the funds by HHDL.
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Re: HH Dalai Lama to donate $1.1M to charity

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Re: HH Dalai Lama to donate $1.1M to charity

Postby muni » Tue May 15, 2012 2:30 pm

David N. Snyder wrote:The bulk of it is going to help disadvantaged children in India.

Excellent choices for the funds by HHDL.


Yes. There is a lot of need for care for children and support for parents. Many parents can even not feed their children. So the little ones are left by themselves in the streets, in cities...
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Re: HH Dalai Lama to donate $1.1M to charity

Postby Andrew108 » Wed May 16, 2012 11:11 am

practitioner wrote:We tend to use titles like His Holiness, His Eminence, Master, etc for many "high" lamas. His Holiness the Dalai Lama is one who unquestionably deserves such respect. The kindness and compassion he shows for all sentient beings is truly without limits. :bow: :bow: :bow:

Yes. This. And to think there are some who doubt him.
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