Today I am in Dharamshala, a town on the western end of the Himalayas. This picture is taken from my hotel.
In this area in the 1950’s something remarkable happened.
The Tibetans, fleeing their own country, came here in thousands along with their young leader, His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
I do not know the history too well, but I understand that India opened its arms and gave land and refuge here and in other parts of India for the Tibetans.
Today the Dalai Lama is older and looking a little frail, but his contribution to the western knowledge of Buddhism and putting “kindness” ahead of any belief system is just amazing – thanks in part to the country that hosted him.
Just another side of this country which at the time was struggling itself.