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Ösel on his way to begin studies in Hawaii!

Occasionally Ösel shares his thoughts and experiences on his Facebook page. In this update, he gives discusses the role every action has on our experience of life.

Life has so many ways of appearing to us. There is such complexity in each moment, each sensation we receive and create. Are we even aware of each passing second, and each experience, which combined, makes what life is for each of us? We may be very subtly aware, but I don’t think we really assimilate how important every action we do is; how habits are so powerful in our daily life. How these “actions” multiply incredibly every time we repeat an action and create the habit. Habits are so strong in our lives. That is why we must be very aware of our habits, and if we feel we are not on the right path towards understanding our inner being, towards nourishing our body and minds, towards helping ourselves and others become more functional, emotionally balanced, peaceful, loving, kind, and joyful; then we must check our habits and focus on what we want to accomplish in the big picture and the long run.

My thoughts are similar to yours. I can identify with emotions humans may have felt in some great moments of their life. I can imagine what it must have been like for the explorers who were discovering something new for themselves and the rest of humanity. Just like an astronaut, who is moving into a new place, a new dimension. What is different from everything else? We are so complex, and each of our organs means so much to our lifestyle. Each breath we take means so much for the next couple minutes we live. Each bite of food we eat, every time we speak, every time we walk, every time we blink. All those moments are so small in our daily life, but yet so big and important. And these are all actions we do consciously. I guess life is so dependent on so many tiny details, that we don’t realize how interdependent on everything else we are every second of our parallel lives.

Thank you everyone for your love and kindness, really appreciate it! Just turned 29 a couple weeks ago.

La vida tiene muchas maneras de aparecerse a nosotros. Hay tal complejidad en cada momento, cada sensación que recibimos y creamos. ¿Somos conscientes de cada segundo que pasa, y cada experiencia que tenemos? Combinados crean lo que es parte de la vida para cada uno de nosotros. Podemos estar conscientes muy sutilmente, pero no creo que realmente asimilemos la importancia detrás de cada acción que tomamos. Por ejemplo; los hábitos son tan poderosos en nuestra vida diaria. Estas “acciones” se multiplican increíblemente cada vez que se repite la acción y esto en cambio crea el hábito. Los hábitos son tan fuertes en nuestras vidas. Es por eso que tenemos que ser muy conscientes de nuestros hábitos; y si sentimos que no estamos en el camino correcto hacia la comprensión de nuestro ser interior, de nutrir nuestro cuerpo y mente, de ayudarnos a nosotros mismos y los demás a ser más funcionales, emocionalmente equilibrados, con paz interior, amorosos, compasivos, y alegres; entonces debemos investigar nuestros hábitos y enfocar lo que queremos cumplir en esta vida, mirando desde fuera de la burbuja, y a lo largo del tiempo.

Mis pensamientos son similares a los tuyos, al igual que yo puedo identificarme con las emociones humanas que podrían haber sentido muchos individuos en algunos grandes momentos de su vida. Me puedo imaginar lo que debe haber sido para los exploradores que estaban descubriendo algo nuevo para ellos y para el resto de la humanidad. Al igual que un astronauta, que está entrando en un nuevo lugar, una nueva dimensión.

Que es diferente de todo lo demás? Somos tan complejos, y cada uno de nuestros órganos es esencial en muchos aspectos para nuestro estilo de vida. Cada aliento de aire que tomamos significa todo para los próximos par de minutos en que el vivimos. Cada bocado de comida que comemos, cada vez que hablamos, cada vez que caminamos, cada vez que parpadeamos. Todos estos momentos son tan pequeños en nuestra vida diaria, pero al mismo tiempo tan grandes e importantes. Y estas solo son acciones que hacemos conscientemente. Supongo que la vida es tan dependiente de tantos pequeños detalles, no nos damos cuenta de lo importante que son las sutilezas de la vida. Todos somos completamente interdependientes del resto de todo lo demás cada segundo de nuestras vidas paralelas.

¡Muchísimas gracias a todo el mundo por tu amor y cariño, lo agradezco un montón! Cumplí 29 años hace unas semanas.



A Fund to Support the Educational Endeavors of Tenzin Ösel Hita

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The person recognized as the incarnation of FPMT’s founder, Lama Thubten Yeshe, was in his early life known as Lama Ösel. Today he prefers to be called simply “Ösel.”

image221In 1986, when Ösel was just over one year old, His Holiness the Dalai Lama confirmed Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s observations that Ösel, son of Lama Yeshe’s students, María Torres and Francisco Hita, was the unmistaken reincarnation of FPMT’s founder, Lama Yeshe. Ösel was enthroned in March 1987 at Tushita Retreat Center in Dharamsala, India.

In 1991, at the age of seven, Ösel began his monastic education at Sera Je Monastery in southern India where he simultaneously received private tutoring in Western subjects. He continued his studies there until 2003, when he relocated to Victoria, British Columbia, to engage in a traditional Western education.

From 2004 to 2010, Ösel pursued many creative interests while living around Europe, including a Master’s Degree in documentary film-making and completing two cooking courses. Additionally, he blossomed as a musician during this time.

The world has changed a bit, and so I’m trying to find a different way of communicating. One of the ways is through music, movies, and audio-visual techniques. In a movie, you can condense so many different stories …. Even just the sunset can be enough to give you peace to find a moment of meditation in yourself. There are so many different millions of possibilities in movies.
– Tenzin Ösel

IMG 1568Ösel and the FPMT Board of Directors, 2011In May 2010, Ösel joined his first FPMT board meeting in Portland, Oregon, USA, and has since become increasingly involved with the organization, visiting centers, offering advice, participating in events such as Big Love Day at Vajrapani Institute in California, USA, in 2010 and the Universal Wisdom Education Gathering at Institute Vajra Yogini, France, in 2011; and accepting to be on the  FPMT Board of Directors in 2011.

295767 512116778808256 1463197913 nPhoto courtesy of Amitabha Buddhist Center, Singapore. In his 2011 message, included in the FPMT Annual Review, Ösel reflected on a very busy year. He said, “So many people welcomed and helped me everywhere I went and I really thank everyone especially those I didn’t get to thank personally. I am looking forward to being much more in touch with everyone who has been helping me over the years, and I am so happy to be available to help wherever I can in the future.”

The Big Love Fund provides financial resources to support the educational endeavors of Ösel.

The annual cost for this fund is US$24,000.

Learn more about Ösel here.

To keep keep up on the activities of Ösel, please follow the Ösel News blog.

Enjoy this 1987 video of His Holiness the Dalai Lama discussing Ösel’s recognition as the reincarnation of Lama Yeshe:

My job is to find new ways in which to discover the true nature of our being….  I’m trying to find a different way for this future generation.
– Tenzin Ösel


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Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Tenzin Ösel Hita

Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Tenzin Ösel Hita both attended His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s recent public teachings in Livorno, Italy, June 14-15. The following day, Ösel joined Lama Zopa Rinpoche for lunch. Rinpoche was in Italy through the end of June. He gave … Read full article


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