Whenever you are in the zone of generosity and contributing to the lives of others, you are in fact getting. 
- Stephen G. Post
The community is a microcosm. The more we can actively help our community, the more we can improve the world. 
- Jannet Ann Nordemann
Compassion is action. 
- Jody Williams
Peace is not weak. Standing up to a tank is harder than dropping a suicide bomb. 
- Matthieu Ricard

The Dalai Lama in Toronto this October

The Dalai Lama returns to Canada this fall. From October 22 to 25, His Holiness will be in Toronto for a series of public talks put on by the Tibetan Canadian Cultural Centre. It will be his first visit to Canada since his three-city tour last fall that included the 2009 Vancouver Peace Summit.

The Elders: Calling for Equality for Women and Girls

The Dalai Lama Center would like to share with you a wonderful resource from The Elders. For those who are not familiar with The Elders, they are an independent group of eminent global leaders who offer their collective influence and experience to support peace building, help address major causes of human suffering and promote the shared interests of humanity.

Jim Carrey on the good that is present in the world

The Dalai Lama Center recently posted a video featuring Jim Carrey describing his Awakening after his encounters with Eckhart Tolle. After a number of you expressed both surprise and inspiration from seeing this other side of the funnyman, we thought we would share another excerpt from Carrey's talk.

10 Questions with the Dalai Lama

Earlier this year, TIME Magazine sat down with the Dalai Lama to ask him 10 questions. The questions ranged from the conflict in China to what it would be like to be someone other than the Dalai Lama.

33 Ways to Be More Childlike

In April, we posted a video of 12-year-old Adora Svitak telling the world that we need to start being more "childish".

I have seen in the world a great deal of awfulness, but it is compassion for which we are made. 
- Archbishop Desmond Tutu