His Holiness the Dalai Lama recently offered a Losar greeting to Tibetans and Buddhists around the world.
“Since everybody wants to be happy, and no one wants to be miserable, the cause of happiness is giving benefit and joy. If you create the causes of happiness, if you lead your life in benefiting others and not harming them, that’s a meaningful life, a life that has ‘tashi’ [good fortune]. On that basis saying ‘Tashi Delek’ means ‘may you be happy in the here and now and, as we Buddhists say, may you finally achieve definitive goodness,’” His Holiness said in the video.
The Dalai Lama is receiving “precautionary” prostate treatment at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and also gives an update on his positive condition in the video.
Watch the Dalai Lama’s message below
And learn more about Losar traditions from Tricycle:
- Tibetan Children at Surmang Celebrate Losar
- Food for the Gods: The easy-to-make Tibetan dish dresti is traditionally served for ceremonial occasions but also makes for good midweek comfort food.
- House of the Turquoise Roof
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