Before the project days at the EC, Lama Ole Nydahl was touring the Americas from Chicago to Argentina. He was accompanied by Tomek Lehnert and students traveling along to join the Mahamudra meditation course and many public lectures. So of course we took the opportunity and asked Tomek to give a tour report – and Lama Ole joined spontaneously.
Telling stories and showing pictures and videos, they took us on a virtual journey covering cities such as Chicago, New York, Minneapolis, San Diego, and San Francisco. During Lama Ole’s trip to Colorado, he had a chance to visit the newly purchased retreat land, Dakini Ranch, with over 300 acres and beautiful views of the Rocky Mountains. From the deep snow of the Rockies, they took us to the top of a volcano in Hawaii – and then to Latin America.
The President of Uruguay, José Mujica, received Lama Ole Nydahl and a group of friends from the Montevideo Diamond Way Buddhist Center in his office. In a significant and warm one-hour meeting President Mujica welcomed the activity of Lama Ole and the Diamond Way centers in Uruguay.
On invitation, the small tour group also had the opportunity to enjoy the breathtaking glacial landscape of Patagonia in Argentina, in between lectures in Porto Alegre/Brazil, Santiago de Chile and Buenos Aires.