Doc and I were lucky enough to get tickets to see the Dalai Lama speak at the University of Utah yesterday. It was about as cool as you’d think it would be to hear His Holiness speak in person, even if our seats weren’t all THAT close.
My favorite part? He was presented with a medal from the University and I believe requested a visor for the stage lights, so he wore them both together for most of his talk, like the O.G. monk he is.
My second favorite part? This part (taken from the paper’s coverage this morning, since they paraphrased it already):
“My brothers, my sisters, you should not think of world problems as huge and that one individual cannot do much. This is wrong thinking.” A peaceful world starts with one person, then spread to one family, then 10 families, then 1,000 families and whole communities. “That’s the way to change society,” he said. “I feel it in my heart.”