In March of 1991 His Holiness the Dalai Lama came to Ithaca, NY and Cornell University. While visiting the Program of Computer Graphics, he viewed the mandala animation, and was presented with a copy. The image below shows His Holiness (lower right) with four of the people who worked on the animation (from left to right) Ben Trumbore,Dr. Donald P. Greenberg, Pema Losang Chogyen, and Paul Wanuga (partially obscured)). Not pictured are Jim Ferwerda and Tim O'Connor.