There is no need for temples,
No need for complicated philosophy
My brain and my heart are my temples,
My philosophy is Kindness.
The Dalai Lama
I was lucky enough to hear the Dalai Lama speak in Seattle when he was here for the Seeds of Compassion talks! When I was in India co-leading and teaching yoga for the Spiritual India Tour/Yoga Retreat in the summer of 2010, we got ever so close to having a private audience with him. However, it was his birthday and reporters were hounding him for personal interviews and they won out! We dreamily stood before his residence filled with reporter-envy. I am ever so moved by the Dalai Lama. I still get chills when he says, “I am a simple monk! or “Love is my religion.” So simple and yet his messages are so powerful.