A Teaching with the Dalai Lama

Inside the Temple

Teaching English to Tibetan monks is one thing, but to see the Dalai Lama in person is quite another.

From Thursday to Saturday here in Dharamsala, he has been holding twice-daily open audiences at the Temple.

As 6,000 people are expected at each session, I was thrilled when Kunchok, a senior monk who runs the English teaching programme at the Temple, showed me a special area set aside for guests of the Temple office. This included those of us who teach English to the monks.

The area is outside the Temple itself, beside a large open widow promising a great view of his Holiness.

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Please God, turn back time so I can get onto Masterchef.

It’s back!

My one weakness (although my husband would argue fervently that I have more) is my passion for MasterChef.

I have no idea how it has slurped and slopped its way into my soul, but it has.  It is also the cause of much anguish, of which my husband has had a belly full.  As soon as he hears the signature tune he disappears into his study, because he can’t stand hearing me wailing, ‘It should be me with that apron on.’

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