Saturday, April 08, 2006

Is the Dalai Lama Fat?

My mom lives in an assisted living complex, and every Friday a guy comes to teach a Tai Chi class to all the people who live there. If I happen to be here, I go with her to the class. Yesterday the teacher brought in a CD of the Dalai Lama chanting, and the last ten minutes of class were spent doing movements to his chants. He started out with something like "OMMMMMMMMM"...

The class stays seated, but still, it was amazing to see this circle of elderly people moving so gracefully to the chanting.

After it was over, one suspicious woman demanded: "Was that REALLY the Dalai Lama? Where did you GET that."

Another woman: "But what was he trying to SAY?"

Then the woman sitting across from me asked: "Is the Dalai Lama fat?"