Lisa and I saw His Holiness the Dalai Lama today in Vancouver. He's here for the opening of a new center.
Tears streamed down my face though his speech was what I called "Dalai Lama Lite". Lovely enough but not a spiritual talk per se. I've been reading a handful of his books lately and I guess I had my hopes set a bit too high.
Being in his presence and hearing his voice was a joy. A true joy.
Perhaps the most touching moment was when he entered the room and his two RCMP escorts clasped their hands together and bowed to him. F*cking secret service agents wouldn't have done that. Oh yeah, it was qualatatively different being in Canada seeing him.
I promise to work harder for the enlightenment of all sentient beings. Each and every day.
Om mani padme hum.