Is the Dharma still free?
This will be the Dalai Lama's fifth visit to our shores. For his first, in 1982, the nine-bedroom communal house I shared with seven adults and a couple of kids was briefly considered as the place HH would stay with his entourage. It was a big house, but it had seen better days. We all felt honoured that we might have to move out for a few days.
No such plans with hippies would likely be made today. The organizers have got such a program together -- sponsors, tickets, merchandizing -- that it makes you wonder if the Dharma is still free.
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