My Experience of the Dalai Lama

After spending three days with the Dalai Lama I have a feeling of some how knowing him. His infectious laugh and gentle manner, his complete humility and the joy that radiates from him is palpable.

He shared a story of him as a child trying to learn some Buddhist text word for word. He kept missing out a word and became frustrated so rubbed it out! He showed us him scowling at the page and rubbing it out with vigour. I could so clearly see the little boy in him, filled with joy and some naughtiness still, as I imagined the horror of his tutors at this act. Funny!