Sunday, February 05, 2006

Shout outs to Tenzin Gyatso

I just went to see the Dalai Lama this afternoon. It was a beautiful, warm day outside on the carpets under a large canopy, with 2,999 of my closest friends. His Holiness cheerfully pattered on, softly joking and gliding between Tibetan (most of the audience was of Tibetan origin) and English before starting his rather technical, 2 hour discourse on “the twelve links of dependent origination.” This was only the second time I’d seen him in person, but both times he was very

chip•per
adj.
In lively spirits; cheerful.
[Possibly alteration of British dialectal kipper, lively.]

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