Yes, even the Dalai Lama has a "point man" -- his name is Nicholas Vreeland. As the Dalai Lama heads to Radio City Music Hall in New York today, Vreeland is a busy man. He talked to The NY Times about the Dalai Lama's sitting preference, his fashion-icon grandmother, his love for New York City, and more.
In addition to being the Dalai Lama's right-hand-man in New York, what makes Vreeland unique is that his grandmother is iconic fashion editor, Diana Vreeland, making his path to the simplicity of Buddhism even more unlikely.
Nicholas on his grandmother's reaction when he shaved his head for the first time: