His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s birthday is a wonderful opportunity to Rejoice!
This gives us a wonderful opportunity to rejoice and thank him for his presence in our lives. What better way to celebrate His Holiness’ birthday than by celebrating all of the ways Compassion makes a difference in our world! Celebrate at home, with friends, or by joining a local FPMT center through http://www.fpmtna.org/
The most precious gift we can give to our teachers is our practice and sincere hearts. Let’s show him the profound difference he makes in our lives, by inspiring us to practice, serve all sentient beings, and transform our hearts and minds. Take part at home by engaging in the Rejoicing meditation we have prepared, having a birthday celebration with songs and cake, or simply by dedicating your practices, compassionate service activities, and offering prayers for the long life of His Holiness. Here is a special practice composed in part by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, entitled “Prayers for His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Tibet”
Rejoice in all of the wonderful activities of His Holiness, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, and all of our precious teachers who bring so much benefit to our world. Also in your own efforts to make the world a happier and more compassionate place. Let’s make Compassion Day a true celebration!