The Dalai Lama on Moms (Plus a Mother’s Day Slideshow)

My real guru to teach me the value of compassion is my mother.

— The Dalai Lama

The other night, we enjoyed a screening of the film Happy. During the film, the Dalai Lama is seen speaking on the topic of mothers and compassion.

He continues:

So the bond, closeness between mother and child is not by law. And not by religious teaching, but by nature. Compassion is from birth in our blood. It is there, not only at the beginning but of your whole life.

We’ve got nothin’ on the Dalai Lama when it comes to words of wisdom connecting compassion and moms.

However, the following simple question occurred to us: Where would be be without our mothers?

As we leave you to ponder that, we serve up a slideshow of mothers and their children from around the world. And we wish all mothers out there a Happy Mother’s Day.

Mothers from Around the World

If you don’t have a high-speed connection or you’d like to read the captions, you can view the Mother and Child, Around the World photo set.

Mothers featured in the following slideshow are from: Bangladesh, Bolivia, Burma (Myanmar), China, Ecuador, Guatemala, India, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Nepal, Nicaragua, Peru, Thailand, Turkmenistan and Vietnam.

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  1. Vaniah says

    Sweet, though you guys are missing mothers from western countries, then it will truly be a slideshow of mothers from around the world!!

  2. says

    Thanks, everyone! Glad you enjoyed this slideshow for Mother’s Day!

    @Vaniah: It’s funny, when I was putting this together I was thinking that we didn’t have any photos from Europe and the States. Need to correct that next visit. Also, Africa is also missing. So hopefully next year’s slideshow will be a bit more representative :)

  3. says

    Very touching slide show, really liked it!
    My favorite, children with funny expression, big smiles and loving life.
    Thanks for putting this together,

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