Gone…

A monk poured the sands of the mandala into the waters of Morningside Park. Another monk threw these roses into the water; they’d sat on an altar near the mandala. [wpvideo...

A Lesson in Impermanence

The monks visiting New York from Drepung Loseling Monastery in Georgia destroyed the intricate sand mandala they’d constructed so meticulously. The following videos show them chanting at St John the Divine, playing music, and brushing away the sands of the...

Bodisattva’s Vow

Although I spent much of my time with His Holiness exhausted by the complexity of his teachings, I did awaken by the last day, although I am hardly a bodisattva (an enlightened being with an awakened mind.) I did have the good fortune to be invited by the Dalai Lama...