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"Enlightened beings only appear to come and go, making themselves available for a time in this faltering world, but in reality they are never gone. Enlightened beings are always present here and now if you truly yearn to see them."

—From Running Toward Mystery
Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi’s first book “Running Toward Mystery: The Adventures of an Unconventional Life” is now available from Random House US.

The Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi

The Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi is an innovative thinker, philosopher, educator and a polymath monk. He is President & CEO of The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a center dedicated to inquiry, dialogue, and education on the ethical and humane dimensions of life.

The Center is a collaborative and nonpartisan think tank, its programs emphasize responsibility and examine meaningfulness and moral purpose between individuals, organizations, and societies. The Center has six Nobel Peace Laureates as its founding members and its programs run in several countries and expanding.

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Bodhicitta is the moon of the mind.
Bodhicitta is the sun of the mind.
Bodhicitta is the jewel of the mind.
Bodhicitta is the nectar of the mind.
– Khunu Rinpoche

 

Through a Monk's Eye

 

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This is the best cartoon I ever saw!

Absolutely agree! Love it

Meeting of two spiritual giants, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Fr. Thomas Keating. It has been a blessing to learn from them 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 Photo taken in Cambridge, Mass. after Beyond Religion event hosted by #thecenteratmit #tenzinpriyadarshi #runningtowardmystery ... See MoreSee Less

Meeting of two spiritual giants, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Fr. Thomas Keating. It has been a blessing to learn from them 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 Photo taken in Cambridge, Mass. after Beyond Religion event hosted by #thecenteratmit #tenzinpriyadarshi #runningtowardmystery
sunrise at Ganga river, Varanasi, India. #throughamonkseye #tenzinpriyadarshi

 

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Rinpoche you have such an artistic eye for photography. Memories of pilgrimage to Ladakh 🙏🙏🙏

What a beautiful picture I can even feel the color

Beautiful

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Peace-making meeting in Cartagena, Colombia. ... See MoreSee Less

Peace-making meeting in Cartagena, Colombia.

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The Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi Rinpoche

Memento Mori--a reminder--"You who stand there, I was once there in your place." ... See MoreSee Less

Memento Mori--a reminder--You who stand there, I was once there in your place.

 

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"All you travelers passing by, as you are now so once was I. As I am now so you will be. Prepare yourselves to follow me." A well known poem on old New England gravestones.

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The Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi Rinpoche

Rev. Kumagaya, one of my favorite nuns, a great practitioner filled with unbound kindness and wisdom. ... See MoreSee Less

Rev. Kumagaya, one of my favorite nuns, a great practitioner filled with unbound kindness and wisdom.

 

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Such a great photo! Shows so much love.

Beautiful 🙏🏽

Very good bhai

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