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3 Days with the Dalai Lama
When my editor called and asked if I'd be interested in covering the Dalai Lama's visit to Colorado, I responded, "Are you (expletive) kidding, of course I am!" After all, how often are you asked to spend three days with a world political and spiritual leader, bestselling author, and Nobel Laureate? Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, was coming to town for PeaceJam's 10th Anniversary Celebration at the University of Denver, a blessing of The Great Stupa of Dharmakaya at the Shambhala Mountain Center, and a public talk, "The Science of a Compassionate Life," for a sold out crowd at the Pepsi Center. After three very long days with seemingly countless miles logged (unfortunately, not in His Holiness' helicopter), I had been in the company of 10 Nobel Peace Prize winners including Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Shambhala Buddhism leader Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Queen Noor of Jordan, and Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper.