Roland Poland is in London and a chance meeting with a Lhasa Apso belonging to the Dalai Lama gets him thinking that perhaps there is more to life than just having a good time.
He writes to his half-brother Malcolm,
Got talking to a very mystical lhasa apso in Regent's Park and he said
to me that this life sets the scene for our next one and it is important
to live this life as best we can by others.
He gave me this postcard to keep. It has prayer flags on it to help us
live a good life. I hope I am not a dog next time around.
Here are the pages we made in his travel book.
Pride of place goes to a photo of the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, spiritual leader of the Tibetan Buddhist faith, a branch of Buddhism practised in most Himalayan countries, and northern India. A lhasa apso dog similar to the one encountered by our hero, the flag of Tibet and native yaks decorate the pocket page.
The photograph on the postcard is one taken by our youngest daughter, Eleanor, when she was on nursing practice in Nepal earlier this year. It is of the Golden Temple in Kathmandu and very typical of temples found in Tibet. Sadly travel to Tibet is not encouraged due to the Chinese occupation of that land.
Thank you for stopping by and I do hope you will visit the remaining travellers on this year long journey.
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