Switzerland

Lake Zurich
Vase planted by Sandy Dennis and Erika, August 2005

Sandy and Erika, from California, came to Zurich to attend HH Dalai Lama teachings on Shantideva’s Bodhicaryavatara.  Sandy said,  “The peace vase was waiting for us on our arrival at The Swiss Hotel.  H.H.Dalai Lama was staying in our hotel.  I was so surprised that with all the security, he was sitting at reception in front of everyone!  Later in the week, after we had taken the Bodhisattva vow from  HH Dalai Lama, we went onto the lake in a pedal boat with the vase which was very heavy by this point; Erika was doing pedaling.   It was very stormy so we had to work hard to be out of sight of people on the lake and one swimmer!  After we returned to shore, Erika gave a thumbs up sign, both of us feeling elated hat we placed the vase and weren’t arrested.”