You should be careful in selecting the person with whom you meditate – especially if you are a top political leader. German researchers have found that countries whose top political leadership meets with the Dalai Lama lose more than 8 per cent in annaul exports to China. It tells you something about what you might expect in a world where China is more dominant. The effect of your Dalai Lama “meditation” goes away after two years. See the report at CNN.