Leaving Lhasa

9 p.m. July 9th, 2000 I am sitting at the outer courtyard of the Jokhang, as I have been most evenings here in Lhasa. There is the usual crowd of people doing their prostrations. I recognize many of the faces by now, and they recognize me. They all have their spots, and I have mine … More Leaving Lhasa

A Gift

July 4th, 2000 Irene, Orianne and I are sitting on the steps outside the back entrance of the Potala Palace, high above Lhasa. We have been sitting here a while. Talking occasionally, thinking mostly. We had come here earlier today for a tour of the Potala. Like all the monasteries, the walls, hallways and rooms … More A Gift