“The Greatest Man on Earth”

I took this photo of His Holiness the Dalai Lama during the incredibly fun Tibetan Children’s Village 50th anniversary celebration in October. I took a lot of His Holiness that day but this one for me personally stood out as the most unique and emotive one of His Holiness.

I’ve seen the Dalai Lama at a lot of events and teachings over the past five years but the effect he has over a person never diminishes and I must admit my hands were shaking while I took this picture. After the event I showed these photographs to a lot of people but the best reaction came from my friend Tashi, who looked at this photograph, smiled and simply said, “the greatest man on earth”.

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19 thoughts on ““The Greatest Man on Earth”

  1. Boghi says:

    I know exactly what you mean I met him this past September as he cam to give a talk at my University! It was an awesome experience and I had my conviction of continuing on the path of Buddhism reinforced 😀
    The photo is great and it does portray like your friend said ‘the greatest man on earth’!
    Keep it up and I will follow you around 🙂

  2. iangappie says:

    reminds me of the movie seven years in tibet. after watching it, i had the yearning to see and experience tibet. amazing place; but a more amazing leader they have. 🙂

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