“Che le sa”
His Holiness the Dalai Lama has been the center of a controversy recently, an unfortunate linguistic misunderstanding. My good friend, Lama Lekshe, has written a beautiful and succinct explanation of the cultural meaning behind the phrase, che le sa, in her essay that will assuage anyone’s doubts about this great and compassionate human being. Her essay written April 13, 2023.
Lekshe, another three-year-retreat “graduate,” has decades of experience in Tibetan and Nepali culture. She’s also a wonderful teacher with a thriving sangha, Dekeling, in Portland.