What is it about spiritual leaders — even those from religions or churches to which we don’t belong — that make us so intrigued?
We want to meet them, hear them talk, get their blessing.
I feel like so many of us are seeking something, looking for a purpose or find answers to those nagging life questions, particularly, “Why am I here?”
Well, here’s your chance.
His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, will be on Oahu for three days in April. The two public talks — one for students, the other open to everyone — is sponsored by the Hawaii Community Foundation and a lead grant from the Omidyar Ohana Fund.
The public event, “Advancing Peace through the Power of Aloha,” will take place at 1:45 p.m. April 15 at the Stan Sheriff Center. Tickets are on sale starting today here here.
“Peace is an active state of being-it is not passive,” said Pierre Omidyar. “We hope that the Dalai Lama’s visit will inspire people to consciously embrace compassion and apply peace in their everyday lives.”
I’d love to meet the Dalai Lama — but I’m not sure what I’d say. I can’t think of any question I’d ask — but I just want to hear him say something to me. Something profound. Something meaningful. Something I’ll see is a sign to help me move my life in the right direction.
So what would you do — or ask — His Holiness if you had a chance to meet him?
I’d ask him if I could come over to his place for dinner. I’ve never been interested in public question and answer sessions. Everything we discussed would be off the record and it would stay that way.
Let’s go eat at Rainbows…
I would ask His Holiness if we may look each other in the eyes for a minute (in silence), then exchange a hug ♥
I had the chance to see him speak at an event in India 2 years ago. It was amazing. He laughed and made jokes, sat cross-legged and even giggled a few times. He put the entire room of about 300 people at ease with his easy-going presence. I didn’t get a chance to meet him in person, but if I did, I’d be happy to just shake his hand and say thank you.