Harvard Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts
September 5, 2018
On a sunny day in Cambridge, the Karmapa paid a surprise visit to the offices of BRDC. The new director, Jann Ronis, and BDRC’s staff of Tibetans and westerners were delighted to receive him and spend an afternoon in conversation around the seminar table. The wide-ranging topics included practice traditions, Tibetan history, the famous debate between Hashang Mahayana and Kamalashila, the texts in the Dunhuang caves, the Karma Gadri style of painting, and Tibetan poetry.
At the end, the Karmapa spent quite a while looking at the books lining the walls of various rooms in the office. He borrowed a number of them to study, which was taken as an auspicious sign that he will return to visit again.