Just one more week to go, and an event that has been a year in the making will finally be here. His Holiness the Dalai Lama will be visiting Louisville, KY, May 19-21st, for a public talk and teachings on compassion. There's a larger story here, which myself, and my team at Holon Publishing will be sharing with you, the week of the event. You can get live updates about the "Compassion Countdown" from the staff of Morrison Marketing and Media at MorrisonMedia.net and also from the Drepung Gomang Institute of Louisville, KY.
Where my story begins, however, is long ago - as a young teenager, caught between world-views, and on a quest for truth - in 2003, when I first heard His Holiness speak, in my hometown of Bloomington Indiana.
Here is marked, at the 10-year anniversary, a very auspicious landmark of great forces. His Holiness first met, on that day, with Mohammed Ali - and so, as it has come to pass, they shall meet again, on this 10-year anniversary.
This anniversary not only marks my beginning on the path of the Dharma, but the beginning of my path as a musician - as in that very same year, I began to write and play music.
Now, on May 19th, I will be performing May 19th, at the KFC YUM Center, in Louisville, at the Public Talk, right before His Holiness takes the stage.