The title of this blog is not meant as a co-opting of reverence or as an irreverent play on the title of Dalai Lama, but rather as a joining of my heartfelt intentions with that of the Dalai Lama and Buddha and Jesus and every other loving spirit in the universe who seeks to find and share the wisdom that leads to the end of suffering for all beings.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Let's Get Together

Today I officially launched my new website!  With this tool I am now able to begin putting together details and dates for my summer book tour in the USA.  Click on the Blog tab on my website for more information, then be sure to invite me to your area to incite some love and joy!

I will be blogging primarily from my website now, so be sure to follow me there.


Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Come Fly With Me

In my book I talk about an unusual friend who came to me in spirit form months before I met her in person at the nunnery in which I live in India.  The woman's name is Lisa, and she is a mighty big spirit traveling in a mighty small body.
The day I released my book to the public, which was my birthday, April 7th, Lisa gave me a card with a drawing of two people paragliding on the front, and on the inside was written, "Come fly with me."  Any activity involving a parachute has always been high on my Hell No Not Ever list, but since this invitation came from someone with whom I share a uniquely cosmic bond, I said yes.  And because that yes came from a place of supreme trust, it easily grew into four days of experiencing the spiritual magic of India.

Paragliding was just the first stop on the way to several sacred sites in northern India, traveling with our friend and fellow nunnery resident, Jampa.  We did most of the trip on motorcycles until the routes became too winding or steep, then we continued by car and on foot.  I put the highlights of the trip in this fun video so others can come along for the ride at their leisure.

A few things to note:

1.  The background song was playing in the truck as we were being driven up the mountain for paragliding, and since it helped us get ready to jump off into the sky it became our musical anthem for the trip.

2.  The village around the lake with the big statue is Tso Pema and is sacred to exiled Tibetan Buddhists as well as Sikhs and Hindus.  As you'll see, it is a place where man and animal of many walks of life live together peacefully.

3.  The enormous bull is a gentle baby named Sonu and he is the unofficial mascot of Tso Pema.

4.  The bracelets in the title and closing shots are blessing cords given to us by a seriously adorable elderly Tibetan man at the entrance to a sacred cave.

5.  I loved the poignancy of a common crow holding on for dear life to a sacred prayer flag.

6.  The historical town of Mandi is unusual even by India standards and boasts 80+ colorful Sikh and Hindu shrines.

As you watch this video, think about that YES that's waiting for you to trust it -- and then go ahead and jump.  This is your invitation to fly.

Peace and blessings to all.


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

My Book is Now Available on!

Unwitting Mystic: Evolution of The Message of Love has just been released on for Kindle, iPad and iPhone e-readers!

Early responses have been incredible.  Here's just a sampling of what folks are saying:

"I truly have been rattled to the core in such a way that words can't describe."
"I cannot put into words how truly amazing reading your book is."
"I love, love love your book. Beautiful book, beautiful writing, beautiful story!"
"A riveting and quick read."
"I can honestly say it may be one of the most beautiful books I’ve ever read ~ and I have read A LOT of books in my life!"
"I am in awe. I loved every word."
"It feels like another light has been brightly illuminated in the world."
"Unable to stop reading it!"
"I have read it twice and will read it again and again."

Visit or click on the link on the right sidebar for your copy today!

If my work has inspired you, please consider a donation to help me continue on this journey and invite me to your area for a speaking opportunity.  Thank you and much love and gratitude to all!


Sunday, April 6, 2014

Love Like You've Never Seen It

Today my long-held secrets are finally revealed to the world!  It is with enormous relief and gratitude that I release my new book, Unwitting Mystic: Evolution of The Message of Love.

Most religious mystics throughout recorded history were known to have a significant connection to theology before they were given sight into Divine realms.  They were nuns, priests, monks, yogis or at the very least experienced followers of some kind of faith. 

I, on the other hand, was given sight into Divine realms without any understanding of, or interest in, religious teachings.  In Unwitting Mystic: Evolution of The Message of Love, I share the firsthand account of what happens when an ordinary person has to hold the heavy burden of extraordinary wisdom until it ripens into a blessing of hope that cannot and will not be suppressed.  With the release of this book today, I am officially unleashing that hope!

Unwitting Mystic: Evolution of The Message of Love is currently available as a download in digital PDF format at no cost; look for the download button to the right.  This story contains rare teachings directly from God, Jesus and Buddha – none of whom ever charged anyone to hear their words, so a free copy of the book will always be made available.  If after reading my story you are inspired to make a donation to allow me continue this journey, then I welcome your company and thank you humbly for your helpful support. 

In the coming weeks the book will also be released on Kindle and iPad, and print publishing is planned for early summer.

My aim is to use this book to inspire and incite new dialogue around self-discovery and spirituality, and I look forward to meeting many old and new friends in the process.  I will be available for in-person interviews and public speaking engagements outside of India starting in July 2014; in the meantime I am available for interviews via Skype or other internet options.  Later this month I will have a website up where you can inquire about my availability.  In the meantime please simply inquire by email at  

To get this book in shape I had the option of working with a professional editor who is a former senior in-house editor at Doubleday publishing in New York.  While I would have loved that level of skillful help and the connections to large-scale publishing possibilities, it would have been a significant financial and labor investment motivated primarily by commercial success.  After careful consideration I could not bring myself to share my God-given experiences with commercial intention, even if it meant potentially making the book available to more readers.  I am leaving open all options for future publishing, but for now this is a more intimate release and I trust it will find its way to the right audience at the right time.  You can help spread the word by sharing the link to my book with others whom you think may be interested.

This has been, then, primarily a do-it-yourself project until the critical last stages when my friend Kerry swooped in to help with a final review and the managing of eye-crossing online formatting/publishing requirements.  If you are considering self-publishing in the future and need help maneuvering through the many technical mine fields, I highly recommend contacting Kerry at to lower your stress and raise your confidence.

The Acknowledgements page at the end of the book is lengthy, with good reason.  I could not have done this without the small army of friends, family and perfectly placed strangers helping me every step of the way.  Getting to this point was a massive team effort, and I hope all who have traveled some or all of this journey with me will feel a sense of accomplishment after reading what is ultimately our story.

May this heartfelt offering be a blessing to universal efforts to bring love, peace and joy to all beings. 


Thursday, January 9, 2014

New year, new excitement

Like most people, I am often asked where I live.  Unlike most people, however, I do not have a clear answer because I am homeless.  At any given time I also have with me no worldly possessions save for a few bits of clothing and a handful of small sentimental items such as a photo of my grandmother and a wooden angel with “JOY” carved on her robe.

Because I am homeless I do not have the burden of keeping up material standards or the annoyance of daily junk mail, but I also do not have the grounding benefits of a place to gather with resonant community or, on the flip side, a quiet place to sustain solitary internal silence – both of which I have come to understand are vital to my life, particularly this year.  So I am thrilled to be returning to my beloved little room at Thosamling Nunnery & Institute in India on January 21.  

I am new to this ascetic life and there really is no handbook for someone like me.  I have no religious background or theological training, so I cannot easily turn to traditional faith-based systems and expect embrace and direction simply by saying I have a direct connection to God and know the fundamental truths upon which most all religions are based.  Therefore I must make my own way, constantly facing my fears and not letting societal pressures to do something “normal” keep me from writing my own handbook and living my own life’s purpose authentically. 

My journey as an unwitting mystic began in earnest fourteen years ago the moment an image of “WORDS” rose up in a vision preceded by an image of a large golden Bible placed upon a pedestal.  My directive that day was (and many times since has been) to find the words to bridge the spirit and physical worlds to assist others in understanding divine truth so as to help end suffering for all beings. 

In 2014 I will finally begin sharing these words in a way I have never been able to before.   And I look to my loved ones around the world now to help me do it.

I am in the final stages of completing a book I have been working on for more than a year.  The book reveals my personal journey from suicide attempt to spiritual awakening, and provides intimate details of my visions and insights that I have never spoken of publicly.  Early reviews of the unfinished manuscript have been very encouraging and I am giddily excited at the prospect of a public release in the near future.

I will be at Thosamling through June, immersed in the spiritual practice and focus necessary to complete and publish the book (e-book only at first).  I look to my friends and supporters now to help me in two ways: 

-       First, please help me raise the final $3000 necessary to cover all travel, lodging and publishing expenses through June.  Rather than do an online campaign that takes 5% of funds raised, I ask supporters to use the “Alms for Mary’s Journey” donate button here on the right side panel of my Daily Lama blog.  (I will be using this blog again while in India; some previous posts will now be available only in the book).  

-       Second, invite me to speak in your community July, August or September – anywhere in the world.  I aim to create a new global dialogue about intuitive spirituality, interfaith collaborations and the expanded possibilities for Love, Peace and Joy in our future, and I will use a grassroots speaking tour to build that foundation.  I also want to encourage and inspire others who, like me, have a deep desire to live a life purpose in a way that can at times be at odds with societal norms.  Please consider hosting a house party or reaching out to groups in your area that may be interested in a book reading and discussion or hearing about the rising interest in journeys of spiritual immersion and “self resurrection.” 

From the bottom of my heart I thank everyone for their continued interest in and support of my journey and I look forward to your companionship in this exciting new year.  Big things are ahead for all of us, so everyone grab a hand and let’s get there together!

Peace and love to all.