Everything we say and do arises from our thoughts. The Guidelines under this theme are: Humility, Patience, Content, and Delight

 

What is the origin of the Guidelines?

Originally based on guidelines that the great Tibetan king Songtsen Gampo gave to his people after a radical change of heart from being a military leader to one who instead began to invite spiritual teachers to Tibet. Gampo introduced a new legal system and built schools and temples. These “ideas to make life better” played a crucial part in transforming Tibet from a warlike nation to a civilization known for its peace and serenity. The intent of the Guidelines is now a modern re-working of ancient wisdom and advice with the aspiration that it will bring about a similar transformation in our hearts and minds.