By Renee Nadeau
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Tim McNeill uses the Buddhist term “right livelihood” to describe his career as president of a Somerville publishing house that specializes in Buddhist writings.
“Every day you go to work and you feel like you’re contributing to a better world, to a more peaceful world,” he said from his office at Wisdom Publishing, which this week published the visiting Dalai Lama’s latest book, “The Middle Way: Faith Grounded in Reason.”
McNeill once hosted the Dalai Lama at his Brookline home (the world-famous peace activist now has a Secret Service detail). A graduate of Harvard’s Kennedy School, he first encountered the Dalai Lama in 1972 after a yearlong odyssey in India.