Hi there everyone. I have just had an incredible audience with HH the Karmapa!! His secretary heard I was a singer and said that I had to sing, so I did! It was great. I thought, “I am starting to freak out here, so I will just think about it being a gig. Just for now!” and so I went into work mode. Half way through the little ditty (‘We wish you a merry Christmas!’ would you believe!) I dared to look at His Holiness, and he was just completely looking at me, with full attention and a smile. When I finished he said, “Thank you very much” etc!
His secretary said it was wonderful, as he loves to hear westerners laughing and having fun (without being disrespectful, obviously!). What a blast to have had some personal time with him! Sorry Mum, I completely did not remember to ask if he wanted anything! We had a teaching (Ruth translated and did an incredible job) about how Christmas is a celebration and that we should celebrate, and quite a bit more. But I am REALLY exhausted now, so I have to go and rest, love Kara