The enlightenment and happiness of both self others: a true mentor in Buddhism is one who enables us to remember this aspiration. A true disciple, meanwhile, is one who follows the mentor’s teaching, who recalls that this most profound aspiration is in fact their own, and who, convinced from the bottom of their heart that this is indeed so, launches into action in accord with the mentor’s words.

Stories of Hope

The Tenacity of Hope

Václav Havel

Václav Havel was a playwright, political dissident and president of the Czech Republic, whose service to freedom, democracy and human rights will always be remembered.