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Basking in a Spiritual Blessing

By Robin Pierson, Special to the Independent On an outdoor stage, in a small, poor, dusty village in central India, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, one of the world’s most renowned and beloved spiritual leaders, got a close up, personal glimpse of Laguna Beach’s generous...

Giving Voice to Kindness

By Robin Pierson, Special to the Independent Nawang Khechog, a former Tibetan Buddhist monk turned musician and now author will speak and perform at the Neighborhood Congregational Church on Saturday, Feb. 12, at 5 p.m. Khechog brings Tibet’s ancient ritual sounds to a modern...