Look who’s in McLeod Ganj? Demi Moore!

By Lobsang Wangyal

MCLEOD GANJ, India, 2 November 2013

American actress Demi Moore has been in McLeod Ganj for about a week, attending the Mind and Life conference. She went almost incognito, being spotted by only a few people, wearing dark shades, casual clothes, and hanging with some friends!

She avoided being photographed, covering her face as soon as she spotted any shutter bug, and refrained from answering any questions. Wearing dark shades, probably to remain incognito and keep an eye on any photographers, she moved about at ease as not many recognised her — except for this journalist trying to get good photos and some sound bites.

After a few attempts at getting her views, she finally said, “McLeod Ganj is great. It’s special. I’m learning,” probably referring to the proceedings and discussions at the Mind and Life conference.

She frequented the Coffee Talk cafĂ© on Temple road with her friends, and Nick’s Italian Kitchen on Bhagsu road for dinners.

On Thursday night she witnessed a traditional Tibetan dance and music performance at the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts.

The 50-year-old actress shot to fame after the success of film Ghost (1990). She cemented her reputation as an A-list actress with her roles in A Few Good Men (1992), Indecent Proposal (1993), and Disclosure (1994) — all of which were blockbuster hits.

Moore acted the part of a mother, Kate, in her latest film Very Good Girls, which premiered in January this year. She has acted in more than 40 films.

The 27th Mind and Life conference discussed the topic: Craving, Desire and Addiction, from 28 October to 1 November. The mission of the Mind & Life Institute is to alleviate suffering and to promote human flourishing.

The conference, which ended on Friday, was attended by psychologists, psychiatrists, physicists and philosophers from around the world. Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama was among the speakers at the conference.

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