Found the Dalai Lama

Just a quick update to say that while I will probably not meet the Dalai Lama while I am here (he's a busy man), I saw him today! He returned from a speaking trip in the US today, and we happened to be lunching with some friends at the cafe in his residence's complex, and …

Haridwar/Rishikesh: Buddy Om

Everyone remembers 'Buddy Jesus' from Kevin Smith's brilliant religious satire film, Dogma, right? Who could forget that hilarious parody of the commercialization of religion and spirituality? Ladies and gentlemen, I have found its match in Hinduism/eastern spirituality. As soon as we arrived, Buddy Jesus sprang to mind. Willa describes it as Disneyland spiritualism. Welcome to …