Pico Iyer
In the Path of the Dalai Lama

Pico Iyer

Pico Iyer is a journalist, writer, traveler, biographer and speaker. He has been a journalist for Time Magazine for 27 years, he has written for a vast number of publications including The New Yorker, The NY Times and Harpers. He has written 11 books and his last one was called The Open Road: The Global Journey of the 14th Dalai Lama. The Open Road was based on his travels with the Dalai Lama over the past 30 years. Interestingly, Iyer himself comes across as an intellectual and spiritual adventurer and when speaking with him, one witnesses the wisdom of experience and the innocence of curiosity. Pico Iyer was in San Francisco for a talk that he gave with Dr. Paul Ekman about their individual experiences with The Dalai Lama and what we might learn from those, as individuals and as a society. The talk reflected on how Iyer and Ekman had met The Dalai Lama, what they learned from him and the legacy he is creating.