Holding Hands with the Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama arrives at Yard Park in Washington DC to pour blessed sands from dissoved Kalachakra mandala into Anacostia River
This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Kalachakra for World Peace Event

On the final day of the Kalachakra for World Peace 2011 I drove to Yard Park in Washington, DC and waited for the Dalai Lama to arrive. Earlier that day the mandala, a beautiful circular sand painting that monks had been building and praying over for the past 10 days, was dissolved and swept up … Read more

Inner Peace Conundrum

Dalai Lama on stage at the Capitol lawn; photographers and security in the background
This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Kalachakra for World Peace Event

I cover my head with a towel to get some small relief from the scorching sun. Cameras strung around my neck and lenses stuffed in pockets, I jockey for position at the front rail in an area that has been set aside for members of the media covering the Dalai Lama’s Kalachakra for World Peace … Read more

VIDEO: Parade in Honor of Dalai Lama’s 76th Birthday in Washington, DC

Dalai Lama at the Kalachakra for World Peace
This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Kalachakra for World Peace Event

The first day of the Kalachakra for World peace event that began yesterday in Washington, DC fell on the 76th birthday of the Dalai Lama. After opening ceremonies, thousands of supporters streamed from the Verizon Center and paraded through the streets to the National Mall, where dances and celebrations were held to honor His Holiness. … Read more