Holiness in 2007.

dalai.gif (taken from “www.acay.com.au/~silkroad/buddha/images/dalai.gif”)
– The Dalai Lama during his 96′ visit to Oz.

It’s been announced that the Dalai Lama will be headin’ over our way in June of next year. On the “Geelong Australia” website (“http://www.geelongaustralia.com.au/Media_Releases/June_2006/His_Holiness_the_Dalai_Lama_to_return_to_Geelong_next_year/”) it says that he will return to Geelong on the 11th of June next year to bless a new Buddhist centre. Apparently, his last visit brought 15,000 people, and his next is expected to pull about 20,000.
This will be his fifth visit to both Australia and New Zealand.

9 Comments so far

  1. Neil (unregistered) on August 29th, 2006 @ 11:57 pm

    I never understood what is so special about this guy.

  2. Laurie (unregistered) on August 30th, 2006 @ 5:11 am

    “Happy Hurricane Katrina Day-you have to bring

    a can of paint if you expect to get in the door.

    The party’s at whoever’s house makes your eyes sore.

    Bettre’ yet, everyone bring FEMA Roof Blue!”


  3. Bjorn (unregistered) on August 30th, 2006 @ 10:58 am

    > I never understood what is so special about this guy.

    You probably don’t understand/appreciate Buddhism either

  4. Neil (unregistered) on August 30th, 2006 @ 11:39 am

    True, I don’t know much of either. But last time the Dalai Lama came here many non Buddhists went and listened to him speak. I’m just wondering what the appeal is.
    BTW, I also wouldn’t go see the Pope speak either.

  5. Laurie (unregistered) on August 30th, 2006 @ 12:09 pm

    I’d go see the Dalai Lama if I ever had a chance.

    He’s a funny little man, seriously funny, go.


  6. Bjorn (unregistered) on August 30th, 2006 @ 1:32 pm

    What makes anyone interesting?

    Millions go nuts over Britney Spears, the Germans love David Hasselhoff… what ever rocks your boat I guess.

    Personally I find what the Dalai Lama has to say very interesting and consider him to be very wise. Also I am not a Buddhist, but I find a lot of the Buddhist teachings to be useful. Altho I have no plans to give up steak …. mmmm steak.

  7. Laurie (unregistered) on August 31st, 2006 @ 4:26 am

    I found a book of Dianetic’s and the book of mormon

    yesterday; my husband threw away the book of mormon.

    I’m going see what they actually believe-this’ll be hilarious.


  8. Neil (unregistered) on August 31st, 2006 @ 12:38 pm

    Is that the Scientology book?

  9. Laurie (unregistered) on September 1st, 2006 @ 4:21 am

    Tep, pardner’, this’s gonna be fun!


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