The Dalai Lama

Costa Mesa, Ca.

July 6, 2015

Dear Family & Friends:

Thanks to the generosity of Kelly & Vinny, two of Amy & Simon’s dear friends, Mingma was able to participate in the 80th birthday celebration of His Holiness The Dalai Lama. This meant so much to Mingma and his family in Nepal. His elderly mother was especially pleased. Here is a short clip with Mingma’s video and photos from the event:

For our last dinner with Mingma, we ate at the Himalayan Grille in Huntington Beach. Everyone enjoyed their dinner and our time-together with Mingma. This morning, I took Mingma to the airport. His next destination is San Francisco.

Thanks to everyone who made this trip so special for Mingma.



Him Grille

Departing for the airport
Long Beach Airport


7 thoughts on “The Dalai Lama

  1. Hi Bill, Have enjoyed following your your SoCal adventures with Mingma. Thanks for sharing with him the best of American hospitality. No doubt Mings will fondly and forever cherish the memories of his time with you and your family. Hope to have the honor of meeting Mingma someday.

  2. Bill,

    I would be curious as to how Mingma felt living at sea level. Did he notice any additional energy, or did the smog balance things out?

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