His Holiness the Dalai Lama says, “World peace must develop from inner peace. Peace is not just the mere absence of violence. Peace is, I think, the manifestation of human compassion.”

I will tell the story of my own journey into studying Buddhism, how I came to write books based on Shantideva’s teachings of The Six Perfections, and about the every-day practicality of certain Buddhist principles such as Interdependence, Impermanence, Karma and Equanimity and how understanding and working with these principles can help cultivate peace.Record producer and Ridgefield resident, Gary Lefkowith will introduce the event. He and I will perform some of our original music.

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April 27, 2019 11AM

Inner Peace as a Way of Life

Levi E Coe Library

414 Main Street, Middlefield, CT 06455


March 23, 2019 4PM

Inner Peace as a Way of Life

Scoville Memorial Library

38 Main Street, Salisbury, CT 06068


July 25, 2018 5:00-6:00PM

Inner Peace as a Way of Life

Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library,

4 Oak Street, Boothbay Harbor, Maine



With Nawang Khechog and Tencho Gyatso at Ridgefield Playhouse. Photo by Michelle Grace Weik

June 17, 2017 7:30PM

Living Compassion: The Dalai Lama’s Life Story in Music, Words, and Pictures. Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT

I’ll accompany Nawang Khechog in improvised music during a performance that will include the Dalai Lama’s niece, Tencho Gyatso telling the story of the Dalai Lama’s  journey from Tibet and his fascinating,  compassionately lived life as he has filled his role as a world leader and one of the most beloved men of our time. At Ridgefield Playhouse. Read more: