Tibet Fund Annual Gala

By Gelek Rimpoche

I attended the Tibet Fund Annual Gala dinner recently. This time Tibet Fund honored Lodi Gyari Rinpoche for his service to the Tibetans. It is true that he has served the Tibetan cause for over five decades in various capacities, including HHDL’s special representative and ambassador at large.

It was wonderful that so many people, both from the spiritual as well as political communities, attended the dinner. Richard Gere attended as well as Nancy Pelosi, who made a special trip despite the bad weather and took three hours circling in the air before landing. It was great to see so many friends and it was a true gala. It was also clear to me that there is a transition for the Tibetans too, from those of us of the older generations to the new generations.

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