Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Birthday Party of the Year

For the video, look HERE.

"One day you will be dancing and singing in Tibet, your home country."

— Archbishop Desmond Tutu, at a party honoring the 80th year of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.  

The Archbishop's own 80th birthday was celebrated in Dharamsala a few years ago (see it HERE).

Read more about it, and see nicer photos, HERE.

For a more recent video greeting (uploaded  June 24, 2015) from Rev. Desmond Tutu, look here.  "I'm so very grateful to God for creating the Dalai Lama."

The last week has seen plenty of news to be unhappy about in the world (earthquakes, a rash of executions, rumblings of unrest and conflict), so I thought we could use a little relief.

I think the next blog will be about  Padampa's dietary advice, but no promises.


  1. Thank you very much for the invitation! Such a long time since my first visit. And for everything!! And Best of First of May to You, too!
    Waiting for Padampa.
    Regards, Tan-tan.

  2. Greetings.

    First. Let's have a shout-out welcoming back Tan-tan. I recall some good give-and-take in his past posts.

    Second. I am reminded of that feather and bamboo.* Gad zooks ...! Keeping up with renunciates is hard work!

    [*For those listening in, you may want to check out the post on this blogsite entitled "A Hard Concept," dated Tuesday, November 18, 2014.]

  3. A poor blogger like me could hardly wish for more loving commenters than you guys. Seen Arno recently?

  4. Somebody in China (it's obvious!)
    thought they would make politics and criticize His Holiness for politicizing or generally just making too much of His 80th birthday.

    So typical it's practically yawn-provoking, but
    there it is.

    Well, I suppose it's worthwhile pointing out absurdities when you see them.


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