Born and raised in Montreals large Jewish enclave of 20,000, from the mid 1940s to the early 1960s the author was deeply educated in sacred and cultural studies in Judaism, Torah, Hebrew and Yiddish as well as secular schooling in English and French. During her early childhood she began to question all received information and she inexplicably knew that there was a place called Tibet and a person called the Dalai Lama. As an established artist and scholar, the author was invited round the world, facilitating her ongoing search. It was not until 1979 when she was a visiting artist in London that she met a diplomat who told her that, indeed, both existed in the mystical Himalayas. Ultimately, she not only found Tibet, but was also welcomed by the Dalai Lamas biographer as an anticipated incarnation of Tibetan Buddhist deity Green Tara, and she finally met the Dalai Lama.
Keywords: Tibet, biographer/Kuno, spiritual journey, tuomo, reflection, recognition