This is a guest post by Daniel Patrick McNamara
This Tibetan New Year is, officially, no time for celebration-
too much loss, too much sadness, too much tribulation.
So in lieu of celebration, aspiration.
May we all meet this Year of the Water Dragon with our heads held high, determination in our minds and deep compassion in our hearts.
May all be free from suffering and its causes.
May all those whose minds churn with storms of judgement and negativity be calmed.
May we all let go of anger, of the urge to blame and seek retribution, so as to finally end these endless cycles of suffering.
May all beings find contentment, freedom and peace.