Meeting the Dalai Lama ~ April 1977 Harvard Faculty Club Cambridge MA

Posted by Ray under: Encounters With Remarkable Men and Women .

  I didn’t get to see ‘His Holiness’ this time around ( 2009 – 2010 )
I clearly recall meeting him with several friends in April of 1977
@ the Harvard University Faculty Club
which was then located adjacent to  Harvard Yard near Quincy and Harvard Streets.
We were all members of Kagyu Tinley Kunchab,
a small Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Center located @ that time in the apartment
( nearby on Franklin Street in Cambridgeport ) of one of the devotees
who was then a professor of ‘feminist studies’ @ Wellesley College.
Our meeting was brief and profound.
His Holiness got right to the point.
The Center leader thought it was a good idea if each of us offered HH peace flags upon meeting him.
The first thing he said to us upon our arrival  was;
“ Keep your peace flags for yourselves, I don’t need them.”
He immediately followed this statement with ;
“ Everyone should get a job and contribute positively to improving society.”
Then ~
“ Keep your negativities to yourself
and transform them through the practices  “ ( of Tibetan Buddhism ).
I rest my case.
Love Light Laughter
copyright 1977 /  2010 Ray Iasiello ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
Ray Iasiello
Certified Hatha Yoga Teacher
Certified Resonance Repatterning™ Practitioner

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