Are you saying you have a telekinetic link with the Dalai Lama? or you talk to him on the phone or via internet?
Oh, I was confused. You said you have to practice with an experienced teacher. I thought you mean you actually practiced with him. Wouldn't it be easier to talk to a priest who actually provides personal feedback instead of an informational video?
The Dalai Lama guides you? What is he like? He seems like a pretty cool dude, but I've never met him.
The human characteristics of the Dalai Lama are expressed through news articles and teaching videos.
If the teacher can communicate to you while thousand miles away.
Its very close to face-to-face conversation and contact .. but not yet quite there.
so why don't you do the same with Christ, have that face-to-face conversation with Him. The Dalai Lama reached out to thousands, Christ reached out to billions before and after His time, both the living and the dead. He left us the saints, the Church, the Bible, the sacraments for us to not only have a face-to-face guidance, but to actually be a part of Him, and to be One with His Father. Is there any better mental clarity than to love and be loved by the Creator of all things?