DHARMA AND THE MODERN WORLD
After manifesting a stroke in April 2011, Lama Zopa Rinpoche has been striving to increase mobility and dexterity in the right side of the body, particularly in his right hand. Rinpoche has made huge progress. But one night, he wrote a nearly undecipherable grocery list for his attendants, somehow having “lost” (they came back the next day) all his improved writing skills.
In the April-June 2012 issue of Mandala, we challenged readers to imagine being one of Rinpoche’s attendants attempting to make sense of that list. We’re happy to announce that Ven. Ingrid Nordzin, Hilsa Ayonayon, and team Robyn Brentano and Bill Kelly had the three most accurate entries and that we’re sending them a copy of Ven. Roger Kunsang’s photo “Rinpoche Writing Out the Long Amitayus Mantra.”
Thanks to all those that participated!
If you haven’t seen the shopping list yet, you can puzzle over it now. The answer key follows immediately after (no peaking!) Hint: there are 19 different foods listed, one of them is not a fruit or a vegetable. Remember, Rinpoche’s English always has creative spelling!
turnip, or radish
cucumber, carrot, any cheese
salad, raisins, nuts, tomatoes
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