Our current economic crisis might actually be a good chance for learning about excess.
So said the Dalai Lama to a packed Thunderdome at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
His Holiness held two lectures, both sold out. Of the crowd he drew, the Santa Barbara Independent reports:
At a casual glance, it was clear that the event was attracting Santa Barbara’s intelligentsia (Paul Orfaela, Nobel laureates, etc.) and religious leaders (Buddhist professor Alan Wallace, Chumash healer Adelina Alva Padilla, etc.) as well as the wealthy faces (too numerous to name) and top-of-the-line celebrities (Cher, in blue headband and leather outfit, and Goldie Hawn, who showed up late around 11 a.m.).