His laughter opened my chest.

On the day that everything in my life opened wider.

Everything in my life shifted after I met the Dalai Lama. 

It was the end of May, 1999. 

As the limo pulled up to the steps of the cathedral, I cringed a little. The idea of arriving in a limo to see the Dalai Lama talk about peace in St. George’s Cathedral felt wrong to me. But, my employer had invited me to this day and sh…

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