Tuesday, January 11, 2011

"Success is a result of action, not just blessings or prayers..." HHDL

Today marked the end of a convention that was being held here at CUTS on translation. The original manuscript of the Tibetan Canon (Religious documents and traditions) is stored here on campus and the purpose of the conference was to begin to organize translation of the ancient text into English, Hindi, and Chinese. His Holiness The Dalai Lama was introduced by Professor Robert Thurman from Columbia University and several books were released. It was a nice gathering, good experience, but I am really looking forward to his teachings that begin tomorrow. I snapped a few photos today to share with you...

Waiting for HH to arrive...

still waiting...

Professor Thurman greeting HHDL

His Holiness, The Dalai Lama.

After the talk this afternoon, the other women in my program and I were able to sit down with one of HHDL's doctors and talk to him about his transition from being a western doctor to a Tibetan Monk. It was both an honor and a priviledge to be able to talk with him and the girls and I enjoyed listening to his story and asking him questions about medicine, meditation, life, and various other topics of interest. All in all, today was pretty amazing.

Love you all,


  1. Hey thought you said pics not allowed. These are great and I love seeing your posts/pics. Please be careful and follow rules. Ok here's Mom again! LOL, but seriously, as you have seen it is wholly different there and don't want you to be mistaken for a espionage agent....stranger things have happened to people. Ok... there the worry wart has spoken and actually that was said to me by Dad so....We just love you! Be careful and enjoy this wonderful opportunity you helped create happen! Hugs

  2. This was not at the teachings, Mom... This was the end of a convention. Photography was allowed.

  3. It's amazing how close you were! And let your parents worry about you, they love you, and it's their job! :)