Quotes II p 21

Every successful excuse marks a lost opportunity.

Mastering Successful Work

Addition to the Quotes of Wisdom Website


Below is a list of our most frequently asked questions regarding The Quotes of Wisdom Exhibit. If you do not find the answer you need, please contact us:


What is the Quotes of Wisdom Exhibit?

The Quotes of Wisdom Exhibit is a curation and celebration of Tarthang Rinpoche’s reflections and insights contained in his many works of over fifty years of writing and publishing. Beginning in the summer of 2019, a number of colleges and universities throughout the United States have invited this simple yet profound exhibition into their own spaces of contemplation. We are delighted to share these precious pearls of wisdom for your inspiration and reflection. The opportunity to reflect on these insights in a contemplative space provides a fresh way of connecting to a deeper understanding of human potential.

Are there specific requirements to install the exhibit?

It is up to the venue to create the contemplative environment.

The guidelines are:

Create a space of beauty, simplicity, inspiration and reflection.

Entering the space you sense an immediate difference from the busyness, and distractions of every day life. The space provides quietude, inviting a sense of curiosity and inquiry.

The space should be clean and respectful and contain:

A bench to sit and reflect

The signage;

No cell phones

No selfies

No self

The framed photo of Tarthang Tulku should be mounted slightly above eye level.

The folios and Quotes pockets should be refilled regularly. 

The room should hold at least 10 people.

Is there a time limit on how long the exhibit can be presented?

There is no time limit. However, it is suggested that it be open for a least six weeks so word of mouth will invite more people to visit. 

How much does it cost?

It is free.

Are the quotations religiously oriented?

The Quotes of Wisdom are secular not religious. Persons of all spiritual and faith traditions including those with no spiritual beliefs or practices are welcome. The Quotes speak for themselves.

Who has accepted the Exhibit? 

Wellesley College

University of Montana

Stanford University

University of California – Berkeley

Montana State University

Trinity College

Dharma College

Besides colleges and universities has there been interest elsewhere?

Yes, museums, hospices and hospitals.

Do you help with creating contemplative space for the exhibit?

We can offer suggestions, but the creation is under the direction of the venue.

What materials are sent to the venue?

Everything that is needed for installation.

Quotes, holders, framed photo, enlarged text and signage. 

Do you have a blog?


How do I get the exhibit at my location?

Email: contact@quotesofwisdom.org

Are there books of the quotations?

2 books/journals – Quotes and Quotes II

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