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Everything Connects: How to Transform and Lead in the Age of Creativity, Innovation, and Sustainability by Drake Baer, Faisal Hoque

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CHAPTER 7

LEADING, SUSTAINING, AND OTHER WAYS TO GROW

True compassion does not come from wanting to help out those less fortunate than ourselves but from realizing our kinship with all beings.

—Pema Chödrön

 

 

A few summers ago in the foothills of the Himalayas, a Dutchman named Richard was teaching meditation at Tushita, a retreat center near McCleod-Ganj, the hill station turned tourist trap that since 1960 has been the capital of Tibet in exile. Weeks later, the Dalai Lama himself would be giving instructions in his home temple, a 20-minute walk down the mountain. But for now we are in a 10-day retreat. The room is a broad, open space, equally temple and classroom. A grand golden Buddha sits behind Richard, with about a hundred or so students ...

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