Wednesday, March 16, 2016

A Visit With His Holiness The Dalai Lama

On October 19, 1979, the eve of his departure back to India following a historic 49-day visit to the United States, The Fourteenth Dalai Lama met in conversation with Werner Erhard in Boston. The presentation of The Werner Erhard Foundation before 300 guests grew out of Werner Erhard's initial meeting with the His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the acknowledged "Pontiff of Buddhism," three years earlier. They first met in Dharmsala, India, where His Holiness has resided since 1959, when the Chinese occupied his Tibetan homeland.

1 comment:

damchö said...

Dear Creative Mind, I read this post but particularly your post on the connection between the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa and Werner Erhard with great interest and delight. I am currently engaged in a book project to depict the life of HH the 16th Karmapa in images. Thus far, I have not located a single photo of HH16 with Werner Erhard, which is a glaring omission given the importance of their connection. The photo you included in the latter post uniquely captures the spontaneous affection that HH the 16th felt for Werner Erhard. I wonder if you might help me to locate a high-res copy of that photo, and permission from the copyright holder to reproduce it? It is truly a treasure. I can be reached at