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11/1/11

The Song Voice of His Holiness the Dalai Lama



As we near the end of an incredible year at Grail Springs I reflective with many moments of deep gratitude to the Dalai Lama. One of the most significant days that changed my view of life forever came in 1988 when I received a ticket to see His Holiness at the University of Toronto, a moment that put me back on my true path.

The Dalai Lama is bestowed with holding the world vision of 'compassion', his message to us that we all hold the power do the same. Just imagine, if all of humanity woke up with compassion in our hearts and minds tomorrow morning, just this one thing, every child would be fed, wars would end, capitalism, human trafficking and animal exploitation would cease and the list goes on. By end of week, we'd be living in a different world. 

This morning I was inspired to play a cd gifted to me by Chandra, a dear friend who lost her battle to breast cancer in 2006.  It is a rare 30-minute recording of His Holiness singing a healing chant. (This powerful meditation has become a regularly schedule class at Grail Springs.) As I sat here meditating on compassion a gun shot pierced the moment, a stark reminder that deer hunting season has begun and our own family of deer that have graced the grounds and provided so much joy to all of us may no longer be. For a quick moment it was an unsettling reminder of the opposing views of life, BUT this was followed by an even more powerful moment, fuel to my soul and a greater conviction to live a life of service forever. Whatever it takes.

Hear the rare song voice of His Holiness the Dalai Lama singing the 'Heart Healing Chant'

 
Holding the Vision,
Madeleine Marentette