Dalai Lama’s Advice on Change

Many of us truly want to change our lives and ourselves, but it can be next to impossible to know how to start. Here is some of the most direct and helpful advice for manifesting true change that we have come across, from His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Read the Dalai Lama’s three steps to true change, here:

1. Listen to experienced teachers.

2. Contemplate and process the teachings until you reach the point of profound conviction.

3. Meditate until the mind becomes completely absorbed by the subject matter.

Note that The Dalai Lama believes it is important to implement these three stages of practice consecutively.

Inspired by An Open Heart, by the Dalai Lama (Little, Brown, 2001).


Robert O.
Robert O4 years ago

Very nice. Thank you Annie!

Nimue Pendragon

Sounds good to me :)

Laura Saxon
.4 years ago

Very good.

Roger M.
Past Member 4 years ago

Wise words.

Jos� Mar�
Jose Maria O4 years ago

Thanks for sharing

Elena T.
Elena Poensgen5 years ago

Thank you :)

Nils Lunde
PlsNoMessage se5 years ago


Winn Adams
Winn Adams5 years ago


Will Rogers
Will R5 years ago

What people forget is that until 1959, Tibet was a Slave society run by fundamentalist Buddhists. Every family had to give their temple one of their sons. A theocratic society with more than a hundred religious holidays a year, the people (of whom most were living in abject medieval like poverty conditions) were ruled by myth and superstition. The majority of the people were inherited debt slaves, still paying off their ancestors debts to the temples who owned most of the land. 
Slavery was outlawed in Tibet when? 1959. First public schools? 1960. First university? 1960. First hospital 1960. All after the Dalai Lama and the royal and religious elite had left. 
It is evident that I am not a royalist neither do I respect religious leaders, the pope included, so when I see a man revered as some kind of god-king I tend to be cynical, I try my best not to be brainwashed by ancient dogma and modern fads. So at the risk of being unfashionable...Am I only one that thinks the Dalai Lama is a little bit fishy?

Teresa Cowley
Teresa Cowley5 years ago

Yes, yes and yes.