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Karma Lekshe Tsomo

Karma Lekshe Tsomo grew up surfing in Malibu, became a Buddhist nun, activist, and academic, and is currently playing with her puppy TinTin at La’i Peace Center on the North Shore of Oahu.

Reflections on Gratitude

Tibetans typically greet each other with a cheery “Tashi Delek!” Hands together at the heart in a prayerful gesture, they express respect for their fellow creatures. “Tashi Delek” can be translated as “Hello,” “Good luck,” “Congratulations,” or “May all be auspicious!” To my mind, it means, “Congratulations! You are alive!”


The Brooklyn Rail

SEPT 2023

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