This is perhaps my favorite poem:
It doesn't interest me if there is one God or many gods.
I want to know if you belong or feel abandoned.
If you know despair or can see it in others.
I want to know if you are prepared to live in the world with its harsh need
to change you.
If you can look backwith firm eyessaying this is where I stand.
I want to knowif you know how to melt into that fierce heat of livingfalling towardthe center of your longing.
I want to know if you are willingto live, day by day, with the consequence of love and the bitter unwanted passion of your sure defeat.
I have heard, in that fierce embrace, eventhe gods speak of God.
-- David Whyte
Intellect won't save us; however, poetry just might.
Here are some of my favorite poems . . .
And who has the most musical poetic voice?
No question: Sarah Brightman.
Times in Washington, DC are Eastern Standard Time (EST = GMT-5.00); times in California are Pacific Standard Time (PST = GMT-8:00)
February 20th: Panel Discussion - "Moral Free Enterprise - Economic Perspectives in Business and Politics"
His Holiness the Dalai lama, Arthur C. Brooks (AEI), Jonathan Haidt (New York University), Glenn Hubbard (Columbia University) and Daniel S. Loeb (Third Point LLC). will join in a discussion hosted by the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC. The live webcast can be viewed at http://dalaila.ma/1jMv4il
Time: 9:00am EST
February 20th: Panel Discussion - "Unlocking the Mind and Human Happiness"
His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Richard Davidson (University of Wisconsin), Diana Chapman Walsh (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and Arthur Zajonc (Mind & Life Institute) join in a discussion co-hosted by the American Enterprise Institute and Mind & Life Insitute in Washington, DC. The live webcast can be viewed at http://dalaila.ma/1jMv4il
Time: 10:30am EST
February 23rd - Public Talk - "How to Achieve Happiness"
His Holiness the Dalai Lama will give a public talk sponsored by the Tibetan Association of Northern California at the Berkeley Community Theater in Berkeley, California. The live webcast can be viewed at http://www.dalailama.com/live-berkeley
Time: 9:30am - 11:00am PST
February 24th: Discussion - "Business, Ethics, and Compassion: A Public Dialogue"
His Holiness the Dalai Lama will be joined by the CEO of Dignity Health, Lloyd Dean, for a talk concerning the intersection of organizational life and compassion. His Holiness will also answer questions gathered from the public. The event is hosted by Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California. The live webcast can be viewed at http://dalaila.ma/1kPF7Ua
Time: 10:00am - 11:30am PST
February 24th: Panel Discussion - "Incorporating Ethics and Compassion into Business Life: A Conversation between His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Academic and Business Leaders"
His Holiness the Dalai Lama will address a panel that includes four academic and business leaders for a discussion that will encompass religion, research, and business. The event is hosted by Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California. The live webcast can be viewed at http://dalaila.ma/1kPF7Ua
Time: 1:30pm - 3:15pm PST
For times in your region 10:00am EST on February 20th in Washington DC, is the same as 7:00am PST on February 20th in Berkeley, California; 8:30pm IST on February 20th in New Delhi, India, and 3:00pm on February 20th in London, England.
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