The Story of Visiting the Manjushree Orphanage Again (A)

Children Are All Precious Gifts from Space  NOV 2

New York, N.Y.  It was a great pleasure to be able to visit the Manjushree Orphanage again in the village of Tawan on this trip to India.

This village is located in the middle of the Himalayas, and after arriving at the nearest airport (Guwahati), change to a jeep and run through the nine mountains for two nights and three days. I can’t go without a helicopter because I don’t have a way to do it, but it’s dangerous because of sudden fog. The highest mountain is twice as high as Mt. Fuji.

It took 100 million yen ($1 MILLION) to build the orphanage ACADEMIC building, and it was difficult to carry the materials THERE. This time I wanted to go AS FAST AS POSSIBLE immediately, so I said “Let’s run more, not two nights and three days”, and went in two days. Everyone in the orphanage was surprised that I arrived in two days even though I was 81 years old. (Lol)

Originally, I heard from HH Dalai Lama in this orphanage in Manjushree, and I treated my children with tuberculosis with hyperthermia and ONNESTU healed me completely, but the building was DECREPIT FALLING DOWN overwhelmed and I was very SADDENED hurt. DEEPLY MOVED Impressed by the children’s compassion for each other, we worked hard to collect donations and did a wonderful BEAUTIFUL construction.

When we arrived this time, all the children waited in line outside without eating rice. How happy it is! The number of people was about 150 LAST TIME the other day, but now it has increased to 220. Really great children and I will always study. I am moved and cried every day. How can I really become such a wonderful child? It’s strange, but no matter how many days I’ve stayed, I’ve never seen a quarrel with a loud voice.

Wake up at 5am and start the day after everyone sings their sutras. Everyone is smiling with an honest smile, and they are very cute. I think this is because the educational policy of Dalai Lama is soaked in. (Others before self)

It costs just $ 432 a year to sponsor a delegated THE child OF YOUR CHOICE. Would you like to sponsor and go to Manjushri together? I have 11 children. Here is a girl who will be 12 years old this year, who seems to be my real daughter. She came to an orphanage when she was two years old, and she was barely brought up by her sister until then, but when she was visiting the orphanage, she came and came to cry for two days. I comforted HER WITH A little puppy while stroking THEM. She follows me so much that when I go, she followed me all the time, and when the day comes back, she cry all the time. Such a cute girl is graduating next year. This time SHE wrote to ME  and wrote about how important my existence is in English, but I realized that I am really the mother of this daughter. THAT IA M HER MOTHER

There are 18 graduates this year. It is my practice to give iPads to all the graduates here, so I bought 18 of them in bulk at an Apple store in Delhi. Everyone was SIMPLY overjoyed.

During my stay, I took many pictures with the children. Children are truly cute and precious treasures of the universe. When I look at these children, I THINK OF JAPANE AND THE MANY ANOANDED AND ABUSED AND BULLIED THERE AND Japan and feel pain in my chest. A child being abused by a parent. A child who is abandoned soon after birth. Children who have been bullied at school and dropped out of society due to school refusal.

Since Japan is a rich country, I thought I wouldn’t have a facility like an orphanage, but recently I’ve come to BELIEVE VERY STORNGLY that there is a real need, NECESSITYY  and I want to do something about it. I wanted to make a 3C (55th) school somehow.

Originally published as Vol. X in Weekly Biz, January x, 201x; translated by Jim Luce.

See: Dr. Kazuko Hillyer Tatsumura Column in Japan’s Weekly Biz

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Dr. Kazuko Hillyer Tatsumura
Dr. Kazuko was born into a distinguished old family in Kyoto, Japan, and graduated from Toho conservatory of Music in Tokyo. In 1961 she came to U.S. as a pianist sponsored by the Boston Symphony. She studied at Boston University, New York University, and received her Ph.D. in Oriental Medicine from New York State University and the International Academy of Education in Tokyo. From 1968 to 1992, she promoted cultural exchanges from East to West and vice versa, and became a world famous impresario, producing 2,000 events each year all over the world encompassing over 140 countries. In this connection, in 1972, she went to Dharamsala to find the lost Tibetan Folk Opera, and met His Holiness the Dalai Lama, with whom she remains a lifelong friend. In 1973 and 1991 she arranged and funded personally the tours of the Folk Opera of Tibet to the West. She has received many medals and honors from different countries. Her tireless life long work in Philanthropic field is vast and well known ranging from Save the Beacon Theater, Save the Boat People, Help the Homeless, natural disasters of earthquakes and tsunamis, as well as relief to AIDS and HIV positive children in Africa. She has been a dedicated Board Member to both the J. Luce Foundation and Orphans International for years. Her work focuses on the Tibetan people; Tibetan children remain especially strong in her heart. She raised fund for the new academic building for Manjushree Orphanage in Tawang, India and supported many aspects of the school. See HuffPo pieces entitled Japanese Holistic Healer in NYC to Build School for Tibetan Orphans in India, A Japanese Dinner with Raul Castro’s Daughter, and NYC Gala in Support of Tibetan Orphans Set for January.

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