The Dalai Lama’s Earring

I thought they were joking when my social club 1880 said we were going to see the Dalai Lama. After all a private audience with the reincarnated Buddha and Nobel Peace Prize winner was something I always desired but never thought of because it seemed too complicated to make into a reality.

After the first briefing for the trip, another participant asked me if I was Buddhist. He was trying to ascertain the reason I would take such time…