Early Reflections – Letter from His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Dharamsala, Northern India

November 2006


Dear Selima Gurtler,

I am happy to inform you that His Holiness the Dalai Lama has very kindly agreed to accept your request to become Patron of your Foundation, East meets West.


His Holiness appreciates the work you are doing, especially in the field of bring about greater understanding among religious traditions which is one of His Holiness’ own beliefs and commitments. He wishes you continued success in your noble work.


Office of H.H. the Dalai Lama




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  1. Whrill.com

    His Holiness the Dalai Lama was born on 6 July 1935 to a Tibetan farming family in the small village of Taktser, located in the province of Amdo. He was named Lhamo Thondup, which literally means ‘Wish-Fulfilling Goddess’. Taktser (Roaring Tiger) was a small village that stood on a hill overlooking a broad valley. Its pastures had not been settled or farmed for long, only grazed by nomads. The reason for this was the unpredictability of the weather in that area. His Holiness writes in his autobiography, “During my early childhood, my family was one of twenty or so making a precarious living from the land there”.


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