Thursday, June 08, 2006

Rendezvous With Lama

It's late and I'm tired, after a long day of work at the new job (good), attending the opening of the new centre (very good) and getting to meet Lama Zopa Rinpoche and receive a blessing (excellent). Then I had to stay back and pack up the bookshop for the event tomorrow night (kind of sucked), but that only took a little of the gloss off the day. Suffice to say that things seem a bit less blah from where I sit right now.

Tomorrow will be kind of long but exciting. After a full day at the new job I'm off to hear an evening of teachings with Lama. Apparently he always teaches until he feels he has said everything that needs to be said, and it's not out of the question for him to talk until the small hours of the morning if he feels the need! It's scheduled to finish at 9pm, but in reality we could still be there at midnight or later. He's an amazing teacher though, so provided I can stay awake it should be a perfect opportunity to hear some excellent teachings. A rare opportunity.

I took some pics at the opening of the centre today, which I'll post soon. For now I'm watching he rest of the Amazing Race finale and then off to bed. Nighty night.


dani said...

wow! so you'll be the one shining with wisdom and light at the next meet then! can't wait to hear what it was like being in his presence. please share some of what you've heard. please?

Kt said...

Glad to hear it went so well - I was thinking about you all day! (And your photos of the event are lovely, BTW.)

I'm moved to recite one of my favourite Ogden Nash poems...
The one-L lama,
He's a priest.
The two-L llama,
He's a beast.
And I will bet
A silk pyjama
There isn't any
Three-L lllama.

The Other Andrew said...

I lllove the lllittle poem!! Fabulllous!