posted on Jun, 20 2012 @ 02:47 PM
Last weekend I went to Manchester as the Dalai Lama was holding an event there and it was free for people under twenty-five. There were two other
events as well I believe, but I only attended the first one. Russell Brand hosted the event, which as he readily admitted seemed an odd choice, but I
think he did a good job and I think the Dalai Lama was perhaps making a point, considering Brand's past life problems.
It was Called Stand Up and Be the Change and was very interesting. I was wondering if anybody else went and what did you think? Has anybody else ever
met the Dalai Lama or attended an event by him? I'm not a Buddhist, but I find some aspects of Buddhist philosophy interesting and a lot of what the
Dalai Lama said resonated with me. Things which on the surface seem simple and perhaps idealistic, but are actually quite profound.
Overall I was really glad for the opportunity to hear him talk and I plan to read some of the Dalai Lama's books in the near future.