Monday, October 15, 2012


The Dalai Lama in Boston

This blog is all about sharing the joys of living well and staying positive, calm, happy and hopeful in today’s overstimulated and often hectic world. Aside from writing about the joyous and genuine Christ-like nature of my late Aunty (who still inspires this blog) seeing the Dalai Lama yesterday at a talk in Boston, and all that he IS and his way of being, has utterly blown me away and I want to share some of his message with you.
*He highlighted the ways in which science has provided evidence of the need for human compassion and an expulsion of negative emotions. Human immune systems prove less effective when people are racked with anxiety and negative thoughts. Infants who go without affection and physical contact struggle to survive. Kindness and interpersonal connection are important values, no matter what faith you adhere to, he said.

I find the Dali Lama to be ageless and timeless and he fits perfectly with all that I hope this blog will be. At the core of all the fun we have here at ageless is compassion towards others and working towards inner peace (which naturally will bring more peace into the world given the interconnectedness of the universe). We are one. And, each one of us makes a difference.

His Holiness said every person has a responsibility to help protect the world for future generations.

“It’s not this nation facing global warming, or this nation or that nation. No, entire humanity facing it.”

The Dalai Lama teaches the promotion of human values such as compassion, forgiveness, tolerance, contentment and self-discipline. He believes that all human beings are the same. Aunty lived her life like this and therefore reached the highest evolvement a human being can attain. She selflessly made others happy. At the end of her life she had made a difference. She was happy and had no regrets. She had a peaceful death. I aspire to be more like her. And the Dalai Lama himself, one of the great world leaders is a lot like my late Aunty. Goodness is goodness and it all comes from God.
 The Dalai Aunty

After hearing him speak yesterday my wise meditation teacher reported: Each individual should create inner peace-- then it spreads out, like a pebble thrown into water, in widening circles. His Holiness noted that at some point in the next twenty years he will pass away.  When this happens, he will know that he made an effort in this great work, and so he will die without regret.  At the moment of death, wealth and beauty are of no use.   The one question when then matters is:  What have I done...Have I had a meaningful life? ...

One woman who was interviewed after the talk said….. If you want to be happy think of others. If you want to be miserable think of yourself.
 with Brother David Steindl-Rast

This is all really worth pondering and putting into action. If we do not have inner peace and true regard for each other how can we help create and bring more peace into the world. His Holiness is extraordinary. You truly feel something when he enters the room. And, it was quite wonderful  hearing his simple words of wisdom right from the Lama's mouth himself. He laughs all the time and even makes himself laugh. You can’t help but feel ageless and timeless in his presence. You cannot help but feel utter love and hopeful for a better world.

According to…and more than anything, audience members said, they loved that infectious Dalai Lama chuckle.

“He was just so jovial,” one woman said. “He makes himself laugh.”

I say, a genuine deep rooted smile is contagious. It nurtures miracles.
Instant Karma:
On the same stage as the Dalai Lama
immediately after the talk

If you are not able to see the Dalai Lama in person you can be just as inspired. Go to

As a tea lover myself I did a little research and found out that the Dalai Lama drinks Po Cha…Butter Tea (or at least he used to). I have a great recipe for that coming soon. Thank you for stopping by we hope to see you again. I met and posed with some profound “spiritual brothers” as His Holiness referred to his guests. I will be posting those pictures and some exceptional links. It’s all for you.
May all beings live in peace and harmony.
*some parts of this post were taken from





Jane said...

Wonderful post. Thank you for sharing your experience with the Lama and for reminding us of what is important.

carroll said...

What a great entry!Very uplifting, sounds like you had an inspirational day!!

pam said...

I am printing this for my family to read. I hope they feel as inspired as I do. Thanks for sharing.

Michael said...

I was there too! The discussion and talk by the Dalai Lama was so inspirational and transformative, that I was really blessed to be in the presence of an enlighted master/spiritual leader. Before he walked in, the crowd were all standing and waiting in anticipation of his humble entrance. I never saw such quiet and subtle excitement as the audience was awe struck. It was incredibly amazing!!!

Anonymous said...

The Dalai Lama along with Fr. Thomas Keating, and Bro. David Stendl-Rast made it an unforgetable and memorable evening. Renee captured the essence of his message(s) in so many ways. His life is ageless, and this Blog offers presence and significance to our daily existence and well-being.

Anonymous said...

I saw Renee at the talk, and I am almost certain that her outfit was not those colors as seen in this photo. Her pants were black or blue, and her top was red, green, and mixed. I suppose as Renee states that she received 'instant karma'. I think she did as her colors of her clothing changed to 'white light'. A belssing bestowed on a worthy follower!!!

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