Chant Softly and Carry a Big Prayer Wheel

I visited India and Nepal for the first time on a Buddhist pilgrimage led by Shantum Seth in 2007. The following is from my 2008 trip to India, Nepal, and Tibet. I wrote it in Lhasa, the capitol of Tibet on March 10, 2008 — Tibet Uprising Day.

A view of the Potala, the Dalai Lama’s palace in Lhasa, Tibet

It’s a bit after 7:30 in the morning on March 10. 2008, the anniversary of Tibet Uprising Day. In 1959, the Chinese invaded Lhasa, and Tibetans…