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Crisis in Tibet continued from page 73 who wore the gift for many years afterwards. Xi Jinping’s mother, a practicing Buddhist, was buried with full Tibetan Buddhist rites. His wife, a popular folk singer, is also a practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism in a country where interest in the faith is increasing. “Family tradition” and “karma,” says Thurman, may sway Xi Jinping’s attitude toward Tibet. But geopolitical realities, more than anything, could be what push China towards a more accommodating approach. In the long run, China’s iron hand in Tibet will damage the giant’s ability to utilize its “soft power.” “Xi Jinping is the first Chinese president who can feel the pulse of the world and realize that China has everything to gain by being a respected, powerful international player in a har- monious international system,” says Thurman. So far, there have been few signs that Xi is willing to chal- lenge the hard-line CCP leadership on the “Tibet question.” But Thurman thinks that an opening exists for Xi to adopt a “loose reins policy” regarding Tibet as the Chinese leader consolidates power in the coming years. The question is, how long can Tibet wait? At the last Kalachakra teaching, the Dalai Lama said, perhaps jokingly, that he could live another thirty years. “His Holiness is convinced that his approach will work in the long run,” says Thurman. “He is just sick and tired of it being such a long, long run.” ♦ Jack Kornfield continued from page 44 We know this when we look into the mirror and see that our body has aged, but we have the strange experience that we don’t necessarily feel older. That’s because the consciousness that’s witnessing the body is not the same as the body. You can see the arc of the physical life of human incarnation, but the witnessing of it is outside of time. This is the original mind. It is the nature of consciousness, and it’s always available to us. In your book, you tell the very moving story of a young girl with leukemia who says to her mother, “I don’t know how long I’m going to live, but I want them to be happy days.” This is some- thing all of us could and should say. This goes right to the heart of the question: what will I do? We don’t know how much time we have. That’s the great mystery. So what will we do with our time, however long it is, in this human incarnation? What the dharma offers us is the possibility of freedom: to make a choice, to forgive and let go, to express our gifts, to speak our truth, to dance our dance, to bring our joy into the world. You can move through the world with the gifts of goodness, joy, and freedom you were given at birth, with tenderness and compassion for yourself and all of life. What a marvelous way to live in this world, and what a marvelous legacy to leave it! ♦ Village Zendo Daily practice in downtown New York City for thirty years. villagezendo.org Roshi Enkyo O’Hara Authentic Zen Kind Zen Tough Zen True Zen No Zen LION’S ROAR | JULY 2017 81