I've thought this over, and I regret my remarks in this thread. In retrospect it would have been better to PM Ben with my questions.
More than anything, I was amazed at my good fortune. And this keeps happening, I keep getting these opportunities despite being disabled with essentially no way to generate income, or certainly extra money for teachings. And yet I receive wangs, empowerments, teachings, retreats, etc.
I can only figure I must have been a decent person last life, to continue to have opportunities to be close to dharma like this. But it's sort of improper how I was musing about this aloud, especially about HHDL.
If the admins could please remove all my comments from this thread, including this one, I'd appreciate it!