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Technology of the Heart

His HOliness the Karmapa

Hello Sisters & Brothers in Change:

One of the most inspirational things I've seen this week is a talk given by His Holiness the Karmapa on the TED network at

He speaks, not only about his journey to Tibetan Buddhism, but also about the interconnectivity of the heart and the technology of remaining open to others. In his eloquent, shy and peaceful manner, the talk speaks directly to women, the plight of women worldwide who are suffering, and the power and talent of those that are working to influence positive women's causes.

I hope you'll join me in reflecting on what is sure to be a great introduction to the World Pulse 2010 Voices of Our Future group and activities. I wish each of you every success and I open to you, not only my heart, but also my head, hands, and help.

Shauna Lee Lange
Washington, DC



Rachael Maddock-Hughes's picture

Thank you!

Thank you for sharing this with us!

Kind regards,


"In every human heart there are a few passions that last a lifetime. They're with us from the moment we're born, and nothing can dilute their intensity." Rob Brezny

lisa horiwapu's picture

Passion: A little bit from my

A little bit from my experience, I do find that I learn a lot of stuff I would not learn if I don't listen with my heart. Reflections is very much part of listening and watching with an open heart.Positive relationships blossom everywhere from my experience and it helps me alot with my work as a community media worker and someone trying to advocate for my issues[a women's issues] through the main stream media.With someone who works with the main stream media in the past, I do find it abit hard to channel the womens issues into that mechanism as a community media personel but my relationships with former media collegues and now the new ones stays on and I believe this happens because of having an open heart to listen and understand and also accept all concepts.
Doing things with an open heart opens a lot of little doors to almost everything thus making my life's decisions be it with work or family and freinds alot easier than anticipated...

I for one when watching and listening to my fellow women folks talking about hardships they face such as domestic violence, financial and economical hardships, the hardship of trying to put a decent meal on the table for the family, hardship of not accessing medical necesities, I do feel we are in the same boat. Sometimes when I have access to some of these things and they are not, it saddens me alot and makes me guilty just because I can't help them...this is one of the reasons why I choose my career, hoping that through the work I do someone including our government will have an open heart for these issues or it makes people talking.[Peoples power]

Passion: Being passionate about my work breaks all barriers to addressing my issues. It keeps me alive and breathing because my issues are real thus being passion or passionate to me is something I can always run to when I have my own hardships.
Thank you Shauna for sharing this.

Sarvina's picture



It's wonderful. Thanks for sharing it!



Sarvina from Cambodia
VOF 2011 Correspondent

Claudia's picture

Shauna, Thanks for posting


Thanks for posting this link! My friend who is communications director at the Parliament of the World's Religions posted this same discussion on facebook. It seems like it's a very inspiring speech. I look forward to listening to it.


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