“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”.

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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