Pico Iyer on the Dalai Lama’s unerring ability to home in on those who most need his love.
Pico Iyer on a haiku by Kobayashi Issa.
At the turn of the millennium, Pico Iyer, the acclaimed author of The Open Road: The Global Journey of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, had the opportunity to speak at length with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Here’s your chance to sit in on these intimate conversations, all full of humor, frankness, and poignancy.
Having known him for many years, Pico Iyer concludes that the only His Holiness the Dalai Lama brings true spiritual peace to the summit of world affairs.
Review of “Into Great Silence”, directed by Philip Gröning.
For all their material success, says Pico Iyer, many Japanese feel alienated and spiritually starved. They responded hungrily to the Dalai Lama’s teachings on his recent tour of Japan.
Pico Iyer considers Leonard Cohen—the ladies’ man, the balladeer, the Zen poet, and the essence of cool with a new love giving voice to his songs of parting and old age.
“To give oneself over to the objective business of writing,” says Pico Iyer, “is to see how subjective the whole business of the self and writing is.”
Pico Iyer ponders the conundrums of travel-cell phones and ancient spirits, killing fields and champagne breakfasts, beauties past and tragedies present.
Like falling in love, travel throws us into a state of delight, uncertainty and self-discovery. Like lovers, travelers both give and receive.