Delighting in the Dalai Lama


The sound chanting fills the air as tens of thousands of locals crowd around crowd loudspeakers to listen to the prayers and teachings of the Dalai Lama. After rolling the 7 km downhill to the venue, it was as if I was back in Delhi, soldiers with whistles guided traffic as car loads of colourful and enthusiastic locals arrive in droves to the event. Buses and trucks carry people from far and wide, many having travelled through the night in order to get a glimpse of their hero.