|This year, rise above it, the commercial madness, to find peace within: meditate.|
|Famous American and Lisa meditate|
|Karma means hope (Tebohohope1).|
|Buddha statue under a bodhi tree (Ficus religiosa) with lanterns (Napon Tippayamon/flickr).|
She plants her own bodhi tree in the back yard and begins to meditate. But her mother Marge gets worried about her soul and tries to convince her to come back to Christianity.
|How do we find meaning in this life?|
|Under the Bodhi tree (Romila Barryman)|
|American Buddhist Richard Gere and the 14th Dalai Lama, Tibetan spiritual leader.|
|Dalai Lama, Glastonbury|
He said in an interview with Frontline: "People often ask me what is it about his Holiness [the Dalai Lama], and ultimately the only thing that I really say is you feel safe. This is someone who wants nothing from you.
|US celebrated Dalai Lama's 80th|
"I mean not one lifetime maybe many hundreds of millions of lifetimes of world systems of lifetimes. But it will happen and when you encounter his Holiness you believe that. It's real. It's true.
"And other things start to fall away. You know the kind of egocentricity falls away and self-consciousness falls away in the golden light of that feeling." More
(FPMT) "Discovering Buddhism," Module 1: Mind and its Potential
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