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Finished reading "THE OPEN ROAD: The Global Journeys of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama" by Pico Iyer. The author was born in Britain of Indian parents. His father was an Oxford philosopher and friend of the Dalai Lama. Pico became a journalist and travel writer. His articles and reports have appeared in TIME magazine, New Yorker, Los Angeles Times, Financial Times, etc.
In 1974, when Pico was 17 years old, his father introduced him to the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, the Tibetan exile community in north India near Jammu and Kashmir. Through the ensuing decades Pico would develop a close friendship with the Dalai Lama. He returned to Dharamsala often and traveled with the Dalai Lama around the world. "The Open Road" is a memoir of that friendship and those travels, plus a glimpse of the Buddhist leader's message of love, compassion, peace, understanding, etc. The book was published in 2008.

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