Friday, July 5, 2013

"Miss Tibet" Life in Dharamsala, India (video)

Chance Love, Ashley Wells, Wisdom Quarterly; (video)

The Pope-like 14th Dalai Lama
The "Miss Tibet Beauty Pageant" claims to give women a platform to highlight Tibetan freedom issues, drawing attention to the the plight of the people as well as the depth and brilliance of the ancient Buddhist lifestyle and Himalayan culture.
Tibetan pomp and circumstance (
For Director Lobsang Wangyal, the event is not only a [self-sabotaging?] beauty pageant but a political act, "celebrating our identity, our culture, and our proud tradition," while "implicitly asserting" that Tibet and Tibetans are a nation independent from China. But does the pageant really empower its women or exploit them further?

The Daily Love Extravaganza (July 15-19)
Lisa Garr (

An epic life-changing online event or hype? Mastin Kipp's inspirational, which has been featured on Oprah's “Super Soul Sunday” calling Kipp an up and coming spiritual thinker, has come up with a fun and free online event: With posts from all kinds of amazing and inspirational people, Kipp has hand selected his favorite 30 people to be interviewed and is broadcasting all of them free! EXTRAVAGANZA

Who? Marianne Williamson, Robert Holden, Mariel Hemingway, Don Miguel Ruiz, Marci Shimoff, Agape and KPFK's Rev. Michael Beckwith, a batch of fresh young voices, and Arianna Huffington and her sister Agapi Stassinopoulos, who talk about how to re-define success beyond money and power.

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