His Holiness the Dalai Lama: The Natural World
If there is one area in which both education and the media have a special responsibility, it is, I believe, our natural environment. This responsibility has less to do with questions of right or wrong than with the question of survival. Continue reading
His Holiness the Dalai Lama: Politics and Environment. An Interview.
Dalai Lama: In general, I feel that laws should serve as guidelines for the proper use of human initiative, creativity and ability.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama: Hope for Tibet’s Environment
I am very happy and feel especially honored to be speaking to a group of people who are really dedicated to environmental problems in general and the Tibetan environmental problems in particular. Continue reading
His Holiness the Dalai Lama: The Sheltering Tree of Interdependence. Buddhist Monks Reflections on Ecological Responsibility.
During the course of my extensive travelling to countries across the world, rich and poor, East and West, I have seen people reveling in pleasure, and people suffering. The advancement of science and technology seems to have achieved little more than linear, numerical improvement; development often means little more than more mansions in more cities. Continue reading
His Holiness the Dalai Lama: An Essay on Mountains
In Tibet, mountains are often considered the adobes of deities. For example, Amnye Machen, a mountain in northeastern Tibet, is regarded as the home of Machen Pomra, one of the most important deities of Amdo, my home province. Continue reading
His Holiness the Dalai Lama: Address at Rio Earth Summit
I am extremely happy and feel great honor to be with you here. My basic belief is that the purpose of our life is happiness, and happiness depends on its own basis. I believe the basic base, or the cause of happiness and satisfaction, is material and spiritual development.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama: Universal Responsibility and the Global Environment
As the twentieth century draws to close, we find that the world has grown smaller. The world’s peace have become almost one community. Political and military alliances have created large multinational groups, industry and international trade have produced a global economy. Continue reading
His Holiness the Dalai Lama: Universal Responsibility and the Inner Environment
First of all, I always think that it is very important to consider oneself as one human being or one member of a big human family. Because every human is basically the same irrespective of culture, religion, country or race. It means everyone has the right to be a happy person and the right to overcome suffering. Continue reading
His Holiness the Dalai Lama: A Green Environment for Now and the Future
In the past, the major need of people in this world was arable land. Man did not have to think about animate things. However, now the adverse effects on forests through over-population and the development of various chemical elements in the atmosphere have led to irregular rainfall and global warming. Continue reading
His Holiness the Dalai Lama: A Clean Environment Is a Human Right
Tibet should not be used for the production of nuclear weapons and the dumping of nuclear waste. Tibetans have a great respect for all forms of life. This inherent feeling is enhanced by our Buddhist faith, which prohibits the harming of all sentient beings, whether human or animal. Continue reading
His Holiness the Dalai Lama: Thinking Globally, A Universal Task
Scientific predictions of environmental change are difficult for ordinary human beings to comprehend fully. We hear about hot temperatures and rising sea levels, increasing cancer rates, vast population growth, depletion of resources, and extinction of species. Human activity everywhere is hastening to destroy key elements of the natural eco-systems all living beings depend on.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama: Ecology and the Human Heart
According to Buddhist teaching, there is a very close interdependence between the natural environment and the sentient beings living in it. Some of my friends have told me that basic human nature is somewhat violent, but I told them I disagree. Continue reading
His Holiness the Dalai Lama: Spirituality and Nature
I think you came here with some expectation, bur essentially I’ve nothing to offer you. Simply, I’ll try to share some of my own experiences and my views. You see, taking care of the planet is nothing special, nothing sacred, and nothing holy. It is something like taking care of our own house. Continue reading
His Holiness the Dalai Lama: An Ethical Approach to Environmental Protection
Peace and the survival of life on earth as we know it are threaten by human activities which lack a commitment to humanitarian values. Destruction of nature and nature resources results from ignorance, greed and lack of respect for the earth’s living things. Continue reading