The Seeds of Compassion show at Qwest Field was inspiring. His Holiness, the Dalai Lama was incredible. Even in the nosebleed section (section 307, row KK, seat 11), his burbling joy was palpable. His sense of humor was mischievous and delightful. Click here to read the Seattle Time’s news story about the event (that’s their photo on the left). Over 50,000 people attended to hear the Dalai Lama’s message of compassion.
My favorite take aways from the talk were:
* Internal Disarmament – His Holiness spoke of the need to improve ourselves, individually, so that we can improve the world as a whole. He also called for this to be the “century of dialogue.”
* Women Leaders – His Holiness asserted that women are better leaders than men because of our propensity to have compassion rather than aggression. He said the world would be a better place if we had more women leaders.
* State of the World – His Holiness shared an anecdote about meeting Queen Elisabeth. He asked the Queen if life was better now or when she was younger. The Queen has lived over a century. The Queen told him that life was better now. The Dalai Lama agreed and exhorted us to recognize the life is better now than in the past.
The entire event was well executed, run efficiently and honored the diversity of nations during an opening procession.
To learn more about the group that brought the Dalai Lama to Seattle, Seeds of Compassion, click here.