What I said on The Age website was that I felt the article did a good job illustrating the dilemma of bringing the Dalai Lama out, the high cost of doing so and finding a funding model to make it happen set against the tradition of monks being supported by freely given donations (dana) from the laity.
BTW, I don't get the impression that any of the money is going to HHDL himself.
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725
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