Accidentally meeting the Dalai Lama



It was a brief meeting with a stranger in India, that had me face to face the Dalai Lama. In his house of residence, whilst I was travelling India. It doesn’t get much cooler than that.

I’d always wanted to meet the Dalai Lama and had written it on my bucket list. But I didn’t think it would actually happen. How could it? How would my path cross with the Dalai Lama’s? Well it did.

Listen now to hear how to go from a wild and crazy travel idea, to it actually happening…

Accidentally meeting the Dalai Lama…




This travel episode is about …

  • Having a Bucket List to use as a Travel Guide (get help and exampled here)

  • Wanting to meet the Dalai Lama but not knowing HOW I was going to do it

  • Dalai Lama scheduled to be in London when I was in India

  • Himachal Pradesh – see something different in India

  • Randomly being approached by a stranger who asked me three times “are you here for the teaching?”

  • A change to his schedule

  • Getting photos and passes to see the Dalai Lama

  • Waiting in anticipation to see him come out of his home for the teaching

  • A wave of silence over the crowd and being in awe

  • Thinking everyone’s going to be cheering – but instead pure silence

  • How a 10 second decision took my travel experience to a higher level

  • Having the courage to wave, yes wave at the Dalai Lama and his response

  • Being surprised at the reaction of the audience on his way back to his home

  • Arriving in Australia to receive a package from home that contained my bucket list and the realisation that I had met the Dalai Lama

  • Yes you could go to India, but what if you went to India and met the Dalai Lama?

  • Bucket List package with help, advice and ideas can be found here

Episode Links:

#1 Solo female travel during a Career Break

 Things to know about Travelling


Any chance meetings you’ve experienced? Let me know in the comments below…

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