Tuesday, 24 April 2012
Pixie And The Dalai Lama
On Christmas Day 2011 I published a blog-post describing a very moving encounter I had had watching a film of the Dalai Lama. Little did I know when I wrote that blog-post that only four months later I would actually meet him personally, in Second Life!
Today the Dalai Lama came to Second Life and gave a talk at the Mayo Clinic. The Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit healthcare organisation with a presence in SL.
Tutsy heard that the Dalai Lama was in SL from a Group Notice sent out by Bryn Oh. He tp’d straight over. Sadly I wasn’t online for the talk itself, and only arrived just as the talk was ending. Tutsy excitedly tp'd me.
The Dalai Lama and the audience were still there when I arrived. I managed to snap off a few pics and then cheekily walked stage-left to stand next to him and take a photo of us together.
Everyone said we make a lovely couple. That isn’t for me to say, but, I do know this….at least one of us is going to remember this experience for a very long time indeed.
We chatted a little bit too. Not earth-shatteringly deep, I grant you, but still, for me, special.
[2012/04/24 09:51] Pixie Rain: Hello Dalai Lama. Thank you for coming. I think your Real Life smile is nicer than your avatar smile :))
[2012/04/24 09:52] Dalai Lama: Thank you