February 17, 2011

Compassion, healing, and love

Tenzin's Deer

A young Tibetan boy finds a wounded musk deer. He names her Jampa (loving kindness) and cares for her. They spend many happy days together, but Jampa longs to return to the wild, and Tenzin must let her go.  

This quiet, gentle story embraces the central tenets of Tibetan society - to care for others with respect and kindness, to pray for body, mind and spirit; and to embrace non-attachment to relieve suffering. Though Tenzin misses Jampa very much, he knows she is well for she visits him in his dreams.

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