Tashi, Leonard, and Lhalung
Pictured here is Lhalung on the left, Geshi Lharampa Tashi Gyatso on the right, and Leonard in the foreground. Leonard helped settle two of the Dalai Lama's brothers in this country many years ago. Lhalung is a friend of mine. Tashi is here in Portland/Vancouver teaching in preparation for the Dalai Lama's visit in May 2013. Tashi was kind enough to visit Leonard and give a lecture for the residents where Leonard lives. Tashi lectures about Buddhist philosophy, particularly about empathy, compassion, and having a happy life. Lhalung was our very capable translator.
Dalai Lama Visit to Portland
To many in the West, the Buddhist monk known as His Holiness remains a unifying figure across religious faiths, admired for his philosophy of peace and compassion. The primary topics will be spirituality and the environment. The dates are the 9th through the 11th of May 2013.