This past spring, Tricia and Doro had the opportunity to attend the World We Make conference put on by the Center for Healthy Minds in Madison, Wisconsin. It was a two day conference where Richard Davidson, the Center’s founder, presented research he had conducted over a 20 year period on meditation and the positive qualities of the mind to His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
It was such a privilege for Tricia and Doro to meet with the Dalai Lama and exchange gifts. He gave them a white silk Khata scarf symbolizing purity (the pure heart of the giver) and compassion. They in turn presented him with a “41” baseball cap in honor of President George H.W. Bush. It was an honor for Tricia and Doro to be blessed by the Dalai Lama and to be in his presence. They learned a lot at the conference and from the Dalai Lama about another way of living and how a meditation practice is good for our mind, body and soul. This experience was a dream come true for Tricia and Doro, one they will never forget.