Richard Gere Is 'Always Watching the Mind'

The Buddhist actor talks to Beliefnet about Tibet, the Dalai Lama, and how his life is infused with mindfulness.

sistersilver@msn.com

07/22/2010 12:04:49 PM

Thank you for the inspiring and peaceful guidance. I admire Mr Gere as an actor and know he is always so respectful in my mind. Now I can add that he emits an energy that helps the Buddhist cause. I will follow the advice he gives during my sittings and prayers. After peace, all else is open to being!

Hafapea

07/22/2010 07:57:14 AM

Love, love, love this being! lol @bd822 The fact that they're even reading this post shows that there is hope for them :). Namaskara, Hafapea

bd822

06/09/2009 01:02:02 PM

Richard Gere is indeed a "class act"... .He has reminded me that using mindfulness, I should (and will) see the deluded bringing jesus into this forum...as an opportunity for further growth.It once angered me, and I see now how much further I have to travel...to be kind.

mnt_man_3

02/23/2009 12:08:11 AM

Gere is truly a class act. I think the average American doesn't realize this because they are blind to what Buddhism truly is as compared to what they think it is based on misconception. As Jesus used an analogy that it would be harder for a camel to pass through the eye of a camel than a rich man to enter the Kingdom of God, here we have an actor who was voted sexiest man in magazine(s,) has made it to the top tier acting list which is a pretty short list, and yet stays out of trouble. While no one sees that, well he might have stayed out of trouble on his own character, but one can imply that Buddhism has helped Richard to stay out of trouble. Unfortunately it's trouble that makes the news. So it seems to me we have a rare individual who has navigated the spoils of celebrity and financial success, as a kayaker navigates rapidss, and making it into the Kingdom. (Jesus' "finger" and Buddha's "finger" were different fingers, but in my guess they were probably pointing to the same "moon."

mommmabear58

02/09/2009 06:59:37 AM

DON'T FORGET WE HAVE OUR CHRISTIANS IN PRISONS OVER IN CHINA GETTING TORTURED EVERYDAY EVEN LITTLE CHILDREN FOR THEIR FAITH, AND THEY JUST KEEP PRAYING AND FORGIVING THEIR TORTURERS EACH AND EVERY DAY. SOME OF THE TORTURERS ARE SO AMAZED AT THE FORGIVENESS OF THESE PEOPLE WHO ARE ENDURING TERRIFIC PAIN EVERYDAY THAT THEY THEMSELVES CONVERT OVER AND IT IS THE PRISONERS WHO GIVE THEM COMMUNION. SO NO MATTER WHAT YOU ARE ENDURING FORGIVENESS AND LOVE CAN BE ACCOMPLISHED THROUGH THE LOVE OF GOD, JESUS CHRIST, WHO HIMSELF ENDURED EXTREME TORTURE AND PAIN FOR THE LOVE OF US (HIS WILL) AND STILL ASKED FOR HIS TORTURERS FORGIVENESS , DIED AND STILL LOVES US TO THIS DAY. SO AS HUMANS YES WE CAN BE PUSHED TO THE LIMIT BUT YOU CAN STILL FORGIVE AND LOVE YOUR ENEMIES IF YOU REALLY FOCUSED ON JESUS.SO RICHARD THINK OF THE CHRISTIAN WHO GO THROUGH THE SAME IF NOT WORSE CAUSE SOME HAVE BEEN IN PRISON SHACKLED TO STONE WALLS IN A DAMP SMALL 4 4 CELL, NO LIGHT, OR ENOUGH DECENT FOOD TO EAT FOR YEARS (13YRS FOR SOME) SO IMAGINE THAT AND STILL LOVE AND FORGIVING THOSE WHO ARE IN HATRED OF THEM RICHARD.

dewayne8888

04/17/2008 12:22:38 PM

praise the lord every one and bless his name now i dont have no true frined the frined that i have and thats some of my family only when you have money they come around but when you broke they dont come around all i need is jesus in my life thank you jesus

dewayne8888

04/17/2008 12:16:31 PM

THAT jesus die for our sin on good friday and rose on the third day which was easter

AstrologerAngel

04/06/2008 11:29:08 PM

I think we are in a very pivotal age. Structures are being challenged and changing. A new generation is coming up which will have much to do with positive change around the world. Using cause and effect ideals, we must focus on the positive and try to give as little energy to the negative as we can. All Tibetans are in my prayers for happiness and the emergence of truth and understanding.

Remdies

03/31/2008 09:13:51 PM

I believe in the Creators Universal Purpose of bring all people together for the deepest enrichment of what truly is and will be, life filled with ultimate love like we've never know for an eternity.

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