The recent US election news is troubling for many, but I do believe this country will hold itself together in the long run. I have an abiding trust in America’s future. My father, Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, told me that America is a great nation and will be around for a long time.
As dharma practitioners, we know that personal and collective ups and downs are part of the way things are and that we have to accept this. At the same time, we need to take our strong feelings onto the path, deepen essence love and generate compassion.
It is not a time to give into sadness, despair or to numb out, but to strengthen our resolve to make ourselves, our country and the whole world healthier through our actions and our prayers. The deep root of compassion grows in times of adversity and struggle, and I encourage all of my students to be positive and help your country where you can.
I will continue to pray for everybody, the whole country and the world.