Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Dalai Lama's Mum in Freshwater

I was Googling for information on the West Wight and came across this piece in the Wikipedia article on Freshwater;

"In 1960, Dekyi Tseri, mother of the current Dalai Lama, stayed at the guest house of Sir Basil Gould's widow Cecily in Freshwater for six weeks. Tseri, known to Tibetans as "Amala", meaning "The Great Mother", was recuperating after a throat operation to remove a benign polyp performed at St. Mary's Hospital in London."

1 comment:

  1. Hi Steve

    Just enjoying going through your posts.

    Did you also know that Gandhi had a little holiday in Ventnor in 1890 at a "vegetrain hotel" in Maderia Road and that Karl Marx stayed just up the road in Mitchell Avenue ?

    There's a great literary and spiritual lineage on the island when you take the trouble to look for it.

    Love your posts Steve so I may well post from time to time!

    With Metta