The Dalai Lamaâ€™s Daily Routine and Information Diet
J Thoendell stashed this in Reading
As a longtime student of real life, ruler of his people before the age of five, he listens every morning to the Voice of America, to the BBC East Asian broadcast, to the BBC World Service â€” even while meditating â€” and devoursÂ TimeÂ andÂ NewsweekÂ and many other news sources (I think of how the Buddha is often depicted with one hand touching the earth, in what Buddhists call the â€świtnessing the earthâ€ť gesture).
I'm surprised at how much in touch he is with the news of the world from traditional sources.
I had thought that news makes people unhappy:
I suppose the Dalai Lama is not just "people".
This DL is a Kalachakra warrior. He believes his mind and practice works on a level few understand. Â If you are fighting a Holy War you have to pay attention to the daily battles.Â
I never knew he is a warrior! Thank you for clarifying, Mark!