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My First Encounter With the Sixteenth Karmapa

Huffington Post April 7, 2014

LSD and HH 16th Gyalwa Karmapa 1stmeet Sonado Monastery Darjeeling Bengal 150x150 My Latest Article in The Huffington PostAfter I graduated from college in 1971, I had the good fortune to travel overland from London to India. I had celebrated at Woodstock and marched on Washington, but that first Asian pilgrimage was the real turning point of my life. Over time, I would find and meet many — if not most — of the saints and enlightened masters (Hindu and Buddhist) of that era.

One day in 1973, in the foothills of the Himalayas at a hillside monastery outside Darjeeling, one of my friends surprised me by asking, “Have you seen your picture in the window of the photo studio in town?” I hadn’t. He encouraged me to go see it: “It shows your first meeting with the glorious Sixteenth Karmapa, and his thousand-watt smile.” (more…)

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