Before retiring from the Sathirakoses – Nagapradipa Foundation Sulak Sivaraksa, our editor, sought an audience with HH the Dalai Lama, our patron. His Holiness graciously welcome Sulak, his family and friends at his residence in Dharamasala on 20th February.

Later the group had a private meeting with His Eminence the Kamapa and the most venerable Samdhong Rinpoche, prime minister of the Tibetan government in exile, hosted our editor as guest of the government. Sulak was asked to talk to Tibetan NGOs as well as Tibetan officials. The whole Thai group was entertained to a formal luncheon party, for all these we are very grateful.

On 6th March, the Central Institute of Tibetan Higher Studies, at Sarnath, Varanasi, kindly granted an honorary doctorate (D. Litt) to Sulak together with Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, former president of India. The degree ceremony was conducted entirely in Sanskrit and Tibetan.

For the next three days, there was an international symposium on Buddhism and World Culture. Sulak was asked to be a keynote speaker.

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