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Meeting His Holiness pt. 2
Only three more days.

That's how long until I leave for Atlanta, where His Holiness the Dalai Lama will give three days of teaching. He has been named a Presidential Distinguished Professorship at Emory University. It is the first such position he has accepted.

I stumbled on news of his visit in August, reading Shambhala Sun. There, I saw a photo of His Holiness with a succinct notice that he would be at Emory University.  Immediately I felt compelled to be part of his visit. I had no idea how it would happen, but I knew the first step would be to consider the idea, explore it and eventually commit to making it happen.

I reserved a hotel, starting making plans. A brainstorm idea came to cover the event this way --  A great eastern holy man in the Deep South!

The news director at Public Radio East in New Bern, N.C., thought it was a wonderful idea and asked me to record the trip as a personal journey, which would become an audio diary.

I feel very humbled by the opportunity to see and hear him.

2007-10-17 14:14:42 GMT
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