To Make you go Hmmm…

Posted: May 15, 2012 by Ty in Current Events, Musings
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Tuesday, May 15, 2012
His Holiness the Dalai Lama sat down with Arianna Huffington at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London to celebrate his Templeton Prize, and discuss the importance of a productive conversation between spirituality and science.
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