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"Dalai Lama" by Pat Edwards


Our Group arrived very early at the airport in Leh, Ledakh. As we sat waiting for our flight to India to be announced, the Dalai Lama and his entourage swept into the tiny lobby. We had heard him speak to a crowd of thousands of Tibetans several days earlier but had been unable to arrange a private meeting with him.

Dalai Lama & John Perkins

One of our group excitedly told me that the Dalai Lama was carrying my book Shapeshifting. Someone else informed his secretary that the author of that book was on his flight. When we boarded, I was immediately ushered to the front of the Boeing 737.

The Dalai Lama smiled up at me and patted the seat beside him. “Wonderful,” he said as he tapped the cover of Shapeshifting. “I’d like to learn more.”

The plane took off. He pointed down at the Himalayas and named several of the Buddhist monasteries I had visited. Then he and I chatted about indigenous people and their commitments to living sustainable lives. I explained that the reason the Shuar in the Amazon go to war snd shrink enemy heads is because one of their gods commanded that if their populations get out of control, “you must weed your own garden.” That god was angry at the Shuar because their growing numbers were causing the extinction of other species—both plants and animals.

The Dalai Lama nodded and then was silent for a moment. When he spoke, he admitted that while he did not condone violence he could understand that god’s point. “Peace is possible,” he said, “only when we humans show compassion for all sentient beings. We must take responsibility for protecting life.” He added that it was important that we act in responsible ways, not just think, talk, and pray about it.

I mentioned that a famous writer from the West had recently called on everyone to stop what they were doing on a specific day at a certain time and pray for peace.

“Prayer is very good,” he responded, “like meditation. But not enough.” He went on to express concern that if millions of people across the planet prayed for peace and then ended by feeling they had done their jobs, believing that the prayers were all that was necessary, we would probably never have peace. ”We need to take action.” He broke into that smile of his I had seen on the covers of his books. “Yes, we must act.”

H.H. Dalai Lama and John Perkins

JOHN PERKINS will be joining the conference faculty for 2012 Tipping Point Vancouver in July. He will also be co-leading a shamanic journey, SHAPESHIFTING A NEW WORLD IN THE LANDS OF THE MAYA with Llyn Roberts 2-12 December 2010.

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Conference 23-25 JULY 2010
In-Depth Post-Conference Workshops 26-27 JULY 2010

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THE PURPOSE OF THE 2012 TIPPING POINT PROPHETS CONFERENCE VANCOUVER JULY 23-25, 2010 is to explore a radically different, more optimistic interpretation of the Mayan prophecy. This brings together JOSE ARGUELLES, FLORDEMAYO, ANDREW HARVEY, BARBARA MARX HUBBARD, JOHN MAJOR JENKINS, JOHN KIMMEY, JOHN PERKINS, LLYN ROBERTS, DANIEL PINCHBECK, RICHARD TARNAS, and MIGUEL ANGEL VERGARA into the beautiful setting of Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada. Following the conference will be in-depth post-conference workshops JULY 26-27.

Our Crisis Is The Birth Of A Cocreative Universal Humanity by Barbara Marx Hubbard
Our Moment in History as an Initiation for Humanity by Richard Tarnas
The Hinge Of A Transition In Our Species’ Awareness by Daniel Pinchbeck
Gazing Into The Cosmic Center December 21, 2012 by John Major Jenkins
An Alliance of Prayer, Education and Healing for Our Mother Earth by Flordemayo
2012 Planetary Evolution by Barbara Marx Hubbard
A Radioactive Nuisance to All Those in Power by Andrew Harvey
1000 Days to Zero Point 2012 by Jose Arguelles
The Eternal Fire of Transformation by John Major Jenkins
Planetary Whole System Design Science by Jose Arguelles
Sacred Activism and the Birth of the Divine Humanity by Andrew Harvey
Something Monumental Is Going To Happen by Mayan elder Flordemayo
This Is It by John Eesawu Kimmey
2012 and Other Indigenous Prophecies for Transformation by Llyn Roberts
How Do We Get Ready for 2012? by Barbara Marx Hubbard
It Happened In Cancun a preview for Vancouver
2012 : The Primal World Ensouled - Richard Tarnas
The True Meaning of 2012 by John Perkins

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