Dalai Lama Resource Page

Wisdom’s Goldenrod has a special an unique relationship with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.  Two members (Sid Piburn and Charlene Temple) met with His Holiness in Dharamsala India in October 1978. He was invited to Wisdom’s Goldenrod and the next year, during his first trip to the United States he stayed at the Center, gave a lecture and dedicated our Library on October 10, 1979.

His Holiness visited us a second time in March of 1991. He spoke at the Center again–out in the tent due to big crowd–March 1991. He was in Ithaca to present a lecture at Cornell–in Barton Hall. “Overcoming Differences”.

The Wisdom’s Goldenrod community have been blessed with other private meetings: at the Monastery In Washington New Jersey, Toronto Canada, Buffalo New York,  Middlebury College (Middlebury Vermont)

Interviews and Transcripts

Here you will find some interviews and transcripts with His Holiness and Center members

December 15, 1978 Interview with His Holiness for Sid Piburn and Charlene Temple
October 10, 1979 Library dedication and lecture by the Dalai Lama at Wisdom’s Goldenrod
October 12, 1980 Lecture by the Dalai Lama to Wisdom’s Goldenrod Community, Toronto Canada
March 25, 1991 Lecture by the Dalai Lama at Wisdom’s Goldenrod
May 7, 1998 Lecture by the Dali Lama for members of Wisdom’s Goldenrod , Washington, New Jersey
September 19, 2006 Meeting with select members of Wisdom’s Goldenrod, Buffalo, New York

Letter from His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Upon learn of Anthony’s passing, His Holiness wrote the following letter to the Wisdom’s Goldenrod community.

A photo taken in 1978 of His Holiness gifting Sid (and Charlene) a Sakyamuni Buddha full of prayers and jewels for Wisdom’s Goldenrod. It sits on the altar in the meditation room.