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Power for the Pilgrims

Washington D.C., USA– July 15, 2011 From Michael Jolliffe: I just finished a 20-ounce iced chai latte. I’m in the United States, so I’ll let you guess where I bought it. Hint: it rhymes with “bar-stucks.” It was delicious. The ...

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Indestrucitble, Inseparable Brothers and Sisters

Washington D.C., USA– July 14, 2011 From Michael Jolliffe: At the beginning of a series of teachings His Holiness the Dalai Lama always stresses that all people share the wish to be free from suffering, the wish to achieve happiness, ...

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Swan’s Gala for an Ugly Duckling

Washington D.C., USA– July 13, 2011 From Michael Jolliffe: It’s been a long and lovely day. His Holiness finished giving the introduction to Kamalashila’s Stages of Meditation and proceeded with the preliminary preparations for the initiation. You can find many ...

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July 13 2011

Dear Friends, Over the last week Rinpoche hasn’t been regular in the physio and exercise, I guess it was a bit of an experiment from Rinpoche’s side but also due to business with other programs. The physio came this morning ...

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Pilgrim’s Journey Cycles On

Washington D.C., USA– July 12, 2011 From Michael Jolliffe: No formal teachings were scheduled for today, so I went to the Verizon Center incredibly relaxed, fully expecting to watch some ritual dancing at 2:30 p.m. and maybe visit something famous ...

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The Pilgrim Has an Identity Crisis

Washington D.C., USA– July 11, 2011 From Michael Jolliffe: On my floor in the dorm where I am staying there are three showers. I find it poetic that the midmost one is the best. The first, to the far left, ...

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The Pilgrim with Raisin Eyes

Mandala‘s Michael Jolliffe is on location in Washington D.C. for the Kalachakra for World Peace event with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. His daily blog from the event will afford those of us unable to attend the opportunity to experience ...

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Seeking Truth: The Pilgrim becomes a Sage

Mandala‘s Michael Jolliffe is on location in Washington D.C. for the Kalachakra for World Peace event with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. His daily blog from the event will afford those of us unable to attend the opportunity to experience ...

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Awkward Pilgrim Lost: Looking for Signs

Mandala‘s Michael Jolliffe is on location in Washington D.C. for the Kalachakra for World Peace event with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. His daily blog from the event will afford those of us unable to attend the opportunity to experience ...

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His Holiness’s New Millennium Message

His Holiness the Dalai Lama released a message at the start of the new millennium. The advice remains timeless and pertinent over eleven years later. From Mandala, March 2000.
The Moving Dance of Lamas

The Moving Dance of Lamas

Kopan Monastery, Nepal — July 7, 2011 From Ven. Roger: Lama Zopa Rinpoche asks Tenzin Phuntsok Rinpoche, “Why did you come?” With the cutest shy smile and deep, beautiful dimples he says, “To say hello.” (The incarnation of Geshe Lama ...

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Surrendering to Monkeys: Letting Go of the Self

What would you do if you were threatened by a gang of macaques? Dana Lissy, author of “ Surrendering to Monkeys: Letting Go of the Self,” finds spiritual freedom at the end of this dramatic tale from life in India. ...

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