For those few of you out there who know me, just in case you are wondering why someone as undeserving as me is sitting on the stage at the Kalachakra, His Holiness asked the organizers to include sangha representing different ethnic backgrounds and Buddhist traditions — sort of an affirmative action policy (grin). So the only reason I am on stage is because I am Chinese-American. Holy ones on stage include: His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, Ven. Geshe Lundhup Sopa (Deer Park Buddhist Center), Ven. Jangtse Choje Rinpoche, Ven Thubten Chodron, Gyumed Khensur Rinpoche Losang Jampa, and Ven Sofia (FPMT Taiwan). Being new to all of this, I don’t know the names of the majority of the sangha, sorry!