We sat down to lunch like any other day (well, except that we were going to have a staff meeting while we ate). Everyone was excited about plans to have Kirti Tsenshab Rinpoche arrive and we knew most of the discussion would be about that. Then one of the agenda items was His Holiness’ (the Dalai Lama) tickets. Vajrapani paid for 8 tickets for all of the staff members. Christina and I weren’t staff at the time so we weren’t going. We were very excited for everyone because we knew that they were going to draw who got the $100 tickets and who got the $50 tickets. Then something quite amazing happened — they offered two tickets to us! We drew them out of the envelope and got the $50 (2nd tier) tickets, which was plenty alright with us.
The event took place last Friday (9/5) at the Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco. Since we were so far away from the stage it was a little hard to see His Holiness real well, but fortunately one of the people in the group brought binoculars and we were able to get a close view every so often. He was everything I expected him to be and it was a great time. We even were able to drive right to a good parking spot and leave very quickly. (Christina and I don’t do well in “The City” and we always joke about how we almost got divorced because of trying to drive in San Francisco.)
[written on 9/10, posted on 9/20]
posted @ 8:57 PM