Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin

My experiments in the pursuit of happiness and good habits


What Would You Say to the Dalai Lama? Seriously.

June 5th, 2015

Episode 68 of 540 episodes

I’m so excited. Next week, I’m going to Australia for the first time — that’s exciting. But even more exciting, I get to meet the Dalai Lama. Not just be in a room with him, but actually meet him. Briefly. It’s exciting, but it’s also a little unsettling. What should I say to the Dalai Lama? Should I try to ask a meaningful question, should I absorb his presence in silence, should I make polite chit-chat? I’d really like to ask the question, “What’s it like to be the Dalai Lama?” But that’s probably unanswerable, and also a little impertinent. Any suggestions welcome! Live in Australia? My schedule is here. I’m really looking forward to this visit.

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