The Dalai Lama

I spent three days at Radio City as The Dalai Lama taught thousands of people, from Nagarjuna’s A Commentary on the Awakening Mind. My favorite passage, #70, reads: A happy mind is tranquil indeed; A tranquil mind is not confused; To have no confusion is to...

Day Four

I stopped by St John the Divine again to see how the sand mandala was progressing. [wpvideo...

Watching Over Us

The Dalai Lama’s photograph sits in the middle of a beautiful altar, watching over the monks and all who come to visit. He is visiting New York this week, speaking and teaching at Radio...

St John the Divine

The monks are building their sand mandala in one of the most magnificent cathedrals in the world. I had planned to put my mother’s ashes here, and she liked the idea. (Now plans might be changing.) There is always something happening, and people of all walks of...

Grain by Grain…

A sand mandala is made up of millions of grains of sand, laid in place using hollow pipes called chak-purs, through which the sand is vibrated into the design. It’s a vehicle to generate compassion, and highlight the impermanence of life and reality.¬†Tightly...