Once upon a time, a young monk and his teacher lived in the Sera Monastery. One day the teacher told the young monk to buy some meat at Tromsikhang, one of the busiest markets in Lhasa. But before the young monk left, his teacher warned him sternly, “Go and buy a few pounds of meat, but take only what the meat seller gives you and don’t ask for more!”
At sunrise next morning, the young monk took off, walking so briskly that when he arrived at the market, his forehead was wet with...read more
I remember the first time I spoke to Gene Smith on the telephone. It was 1996 and I was in the office kitchen. He was the one–everybody said so. He was the one to get Trace Foundation’s Tibetan library off the ground.