June 26, 2012

Dalai Lama taps American to bridge East and West at Tibetan monastery

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RNS photo courtesy The Tibet Center

RNS photo courtesy The Tibet Center

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NEW YORK (RNS) The Dalai Lama has given Nicholas Vreeland, director of The Tibet Center in New York, a daunting new assignment. On July 6, Vreeland will be enthroned as the new abbot of Rato Monastery in Southern India, one of the most important monasteries in Tibetan Buddhism. He will be the first Westerner to hold such a position. By Kim Lawton.

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