Today’s Topic

We are visitors

Our visit to this planet is short, so we should use our time meaningfully, which we can do by helping others wherever possible. And if we cannot help others, at least we should try not to create pain and suffering for them. While we are here as visitors nothing is really owned by us. Everything is leased, maybe a hundred-year-least at most. This includes our house, car, clothes, computer, and [...]

True compassion

“True compassion is not just an emotional response but a firm commitment founded on reason. Therefore, a truly compassionate attitude towards others does not change even if they behave negatively. Through universal altruism, you develop a feeling of responsibility for others: the wish to help them actively overcome their problems.” These words of wisdom and compassion are spoken by the living embodiment of wisdom and compassion, HH Dalai Lama.

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Peace is not just the mere absence of violence or disturbance

“Peace is not just the mere absence of violence or disturbance. It’s when there is a possibility of conflict, but you deliberately avoid violence and adopt methods to solve the problem through peaceful means. That is real peace.” These words of truth backed by experience come from the most peaceful, yet strong, courageous, and wise person living today, HH Dalai Lama.

Every experience regardless of positive or negative is made constructive

Taking everything in stride, or in dharma terms, taking everything onto the path. This means that every experience regardless of positive or negative is made constructive. In order to do this, we must be aware. Aware of what is happening inside us, in our heart and mind. The habit of observing our inner life in the present is crucial. Like anything else it takes practice. Practicing this way allows us to be in touch with our experiences. If there is [...]

Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion Human Values Institute With the sudden rise of the #MeToo movement, my heart goes out to not only the women who have already experienced sexual harassment, and certainly there are many, but also to those yet to come. Some will unfortunately experience the same pain, fear, humiliation, and stigma of sexual harassment as the stories being brought to light by the brave women who have been reporting their experiences in the early part of 2018. These stories [...]

Like an illusion

“Row, row, row your boat, gently down the steam. Merrily, merrily, merrily, life is but a dream.” Many of us sang this tune as kids, oblivious to any deeper meaning. ‘Row’ could mean to move your life into the flow. ‘Gently’ could mean with love. ‘Merrily’ could mean happily. ‘Life is but a dream’ could mean everything is insubstantial. Nothing lasts; everything is fleeting, just like a dream. Things are not really there, just like images in a dream upon [...]


Our thoughts and feelings

By being mindful and observing our thoughts and feelings we begin to notice our inner world. This is the first big step towards changing our reality. […]


The courage to be honest yet kind and respectful helps us face difficult situations. Just being brutally honest harming others is narrow-minded and shortsighted. Finding the courage to be motivated by genuinely caring for others and from that motivation being honest, breeds courage — a deep inner courage of love. Then whatever my come our way we can handle gracefully.