Rick in NH
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If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. -His Holiness the Dalai Lama

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Favorite website
http://www.rowemountain.com
When it comes to peace, how would you describe yourself?
I'm just a peaceful person
What do you believe are the 'burning issues' today?
War, Hunger, Poverty, Education, Our Planet, Violence, Inflation, Human Rights, Our Shrinking Freedom, Other
So what is it?
Health Care for All !!
What must we overcome to achieve peace?
Prejudice
Can we change the world?
Definitely
More about me
We live in a small New Hampshire town with and our second crop of kids, Senie and Sophie...Wonderful 15 year old twins, adopted from Sierra Leone, West Africa. Two dogs, Tashi and Nellie, two cats, Ella and Ole and seven Llamas... can't remember their names ;)


Fair Trade
We own a 100% Fair Trade shop in New Hampshire. For three years it has allowed us to reach out and communicate with people from around the globe...under governmental radar. A beautiful thing! To learn about and to know and love people without the government and media bias.

IPeace has become an extension of this international contact that must continue. Communication breeds understanding!
We are all interconnected!

Peace To All!!!
Promise to respect others and refrain from spamming?
Yes
I come from the East, most of you [here] are Westerners. If I look at you superficially, we are different, and if I put my emphasis on that level, we grow more distant. If I look on you as my own kind, as human beings like myself, with one nose, two eyes, and so forth, then automatically that distance is gone. We are the same human flesh. I want happiness; you also want happiness. From that mutual recognition, we can build respect and real trust of each other. From that can come cooperation and harmony.

-His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Some of my friends have told me that while love and compassion are marvelous
and good, they are not really very relevant. Our world, they say, is not a
place where such virtues have much influence or power. They claim that anger
and hatred are so much a part of human nature that humanity will always be
dominated by them. I do not agree.

We humans have existed in our present form for about a hundred thousand
years. I believe that if during this time the human mind had been primarily
controlled by anger and hatred, our population would have decreased. But
today, despite all our wars, we find that the human population is greater
than ever. This clearly indicates to me that while anger and aggression are
surely present, love and compassion predominate in the world. This is why
what we call "news" is composed of mostly unpleasant or tragic events;
compassionate activities are so much a part of daily life that they are
taken for granted and therefore are largely ignored.

...We are, after all, social animals. Without human friendship, without the
human smile, our lives become miserable. The loneliness becomes unbearable.
Such human interdependence is a natural law--that is to say, according to
natural law, we depend on others to live. If, under certain circumstances,
because something is wrong inside us, our attitude toward our fellow human
beings on whom we depend becomes hostile, how can we hope to attain peace of
mind or a happy life? According to basic human nature or natural law,
interdependence--giving and receiving affection--is the key to happiness.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama

The Eightfold Path
1. Right Views:
Means to keep ourselves free from prejudice, superstition and delusion... and to see aright the true nature of life.

2. Right Thoughts:
Means to turn away from the hypocrisies of this world and to direct our minds toward Truth and Positive Attitudes and Action.

3. Right Speech:
Means to refrain from pointless and harmful talk... to speak kindly and courteously to all.

4. Right Conduct:
Means to see that our deeds are peaceable, benevolent, compassionate and pure.

5. Right Livelihood:
Means to earn our living in such a way as to entail no evil consequences. To seek that employment to which can give our complete enthusiasm and devotion.

6. Right Effort:
Means to direct our efforts continually to the overcoming of ignorance and craving desires.

7. Right Mindfulness:
Means to cherish good and pure thoughts, for all that we say and do arises from our thoughts.

8. Right Meditation:
Means to concentrate on the Oneness of all life that exists within all beings.

May all beings have equanimity, free from attachment, aggression and prejudice
May they be happy and have the causes for happiness
May they be free from suffering and the causes for suffering
And may they never be separated from the happiness that is free from suffering

"A good motivation is what is needed: compassion without dogmatism, without complicated philosophy; just understanding that others are human brothers and sisters and respecting their human rights and dignities. That we humans can help each other is one of our unique human capacities."

-His Holiness the Dalai Lama


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Never give up
No matter what is going on
Never give up
Develop the heart
Too much energy in your country is spent
Developing the mind instead of the heart.
Be compassionate not just to your friends but to everyone
Be compassionate.
Work for peace in your heart and in the world.
Work for peace and I say again
Never give up.
No matter what is happening,
No matter what is going on around you,
Never give up.

~His Holiness the Dalai Lama

* * * * * * * * *
As a Buddhist monk my concern extends to all members of the human family and, indeed, to all sentient beings who suffer. I believe all suffering is caused by ignorance. People inflict pain on others in the selfish pursuit of their own happiness or satisfaction.

-His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech, Oslo, December 1989

I come from the East, most of you [here] are Westerners. If I look at you superficially, we are different, and if I put my emphasis on that level, we grow more distant. If I look on you as my own kind, as human beings like myself, with one nose, two eyes, and so forth, then automatically that distance is gone. We are the same human flesh. I want happiness; you also want happiness. From that mutual recognition, we can build respect and real trust of each other. From that can come cooperation and harmony.
-His Holiness the Dalai Lama

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At 8:36pm on June 7, 2010, Eva said…
Hello,

iPeace is deleted from David Califa the end of June. Here you can find a new home.

http://peaceformeandtheworld.ning.com/

You are cordially invited.

Love and Light, Eva
At 1:20am on August 10, 2009, Nothburga Beck (Burgi) said…
Namasté! Nice to meet you! Love and Light from Liechtenstein! Wish you a peaceful week!

Nothburga (Jyothi)
At 3:39pm on March 21, 2009, KJ said…

Much happiness to you and yours...Peace....K.J.
At 1:40am on February 26, 2009, Wayne Elkin said…
I hope you like this image of Budda who never really cared for images of Budda it is painted with light I think Budda would have liked that:

Hi Rick it's that state of mind that responds first with kindness and compassion that feels at ease with it's self. The state of mind that embraces instead pushes . . . that sees possibilities in problems . . . Buddism and all the other great paths and small paths will land you there . . . you just have want is as you let go . . . oh I don't know . . . please visit me and give my contribution a read . . . we all here for the same reason Peace
At 9:05pm on February 21, 2009, susan chandel said…
......and i was just thinking of reggae! Hello neighbor.
At 9:21am on February 16, 2009, Rashad said…
Dear Mr. Rick. Thank you so much to be my friend here in this great network of great people. I feel honored to be your friend.
Best regards, love, peace & light to you from Pakistan.

Rashad.

Chairman: Hope development organization.
www.hopedevelopment.org
At 12:54am on February 11, 2009, Bassam said…

At 12:28am on February 5, 2009, amal said…
hi Rick
i'm amal from morocco
last summer i traveled to USA
I visited New hampshir, really you are lucky, i's very nice city, i like nature.
friendly.love and peace
At 1:56pm on January 23, 2009, Lana said…
Dear Rick
Your photos of the Dalai Lama are always so well chosen and make me chuckle.
Love and Peace
Lana
At 9:02pm on January 18, 2009, Ali Afifi said…
Welcome dear friend to join my group on ipeace for questions about Islam and Quran

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Healthcare Rant

Posted on December 12, 2008 at 12:08am 0 Comments

I went to the pharmacy today to pickup a prescription ...
an elderly lady in front of me had to decide which of her monthly prescriptions she could afford because
she had to pay for her food and rent.
Why? An elder of society is forgotten like this?
Why is -anybody- anywhere- denied basic health care.
When the big Pharmos spend millions upon millions for advertisements?
 
 
 

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