Report from Himalayas Leads to NYC Birthday Celebration for Dalai Lama

New York, N.Y. On Thursday, July 6, 2017, The Gaia Holistic Foundation will join with Orphans International Worldwide to celebrate his Holiness The Dalai Lama’s 82nd birthday at J.W. Marriott Essex House on Central Park South in New York City. This is the third year for this New York City event – this year the Dalai Lama’s 82nd birthday.

There, his message of World Peace through Compassion will be introduced to a wider audience, in addition to welcoming those who have embraced the ideals of HH for decades.

Barack_Obama_and_the_Dalai_Lama_in_2014His Holiness the Dalai Lama meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama in 2014.

Dr. Kazuko Hillyer Tatsumura, founder of the Gaia Holistic Foundation, writes:

I was just in the Himalayan mountain town of Tawang, home of the Tibetan Buddhist Orphanage at Manjushree. This is about ten hours from Dharamsala, where the Dalai Lama resides.

Through various organizations, I have supported this orphanage, and I have supported the children of this institution since inception. I was overwhelmed with joy to receive three days of great teaching from H.H. the Dalai Lama

I was amazed at how vigorous he remains – we were all deeply moved in tears. There were more than 60,000 attendees! How lucky we live at the same time with this great man.

2015-10-07-1444240502-3542372-b5The orphanage for Tibetan children at Manjushree, Tawang, India.

Dr. Kazuko continues:

July sixth will be the birthday of this living treasure and for the third year we will celebrate his contribution for the World Peace on his birthday with a reception and dinner at Essex House.

Dinner tickets are quickly selling out now, and I would encourage you not miss this important event. Please reserve your tickets now!

This year, besides the dinner feature the World Peace Flag Ceremony and Tibetan cultural events, they will offer a VIP package that includes a VIP Champagne Reception in a private penthouse of Essex House overlooking Central Park.

2010-12-26-School_Tibetan_Orphans_India_BHis Holiness the Dalai Lama with Dr. Kazuko Hillyer Tatsumura in 1980.
Photo: Dr. Kazuko.

The VIP package funds H.H.’s Private Fund and tickets including dinner in the Grand Ball Room are $1,008 per person.

The dinner will be presented at cost – $162 per person with an entire table available at $1,458. There is also a VIP package available that features a rooftop champagne reception in a private Essex House penthouse overlooking Central Park. Very Limited tickets are available for $900 per person (including dinner). Click here to pay by credit card through Paypal

Dr. Kazuko Hillyer Tatsumura states, “We all recall our other events at Essex House in celebration of his Holiness is 80th and 81st birthdays – our celebration in honor of H.H. 82nd birthday promises to be even more uplifting!”

Please mark your calendars for a dinner to benefit The Manjushree Fund of the J. Luce Foundation set for Monday, September 18 at Tibet House, 22 West 15th Street, New York City.

Dr. Kazuko Hillyer Tatsumura & The Manjushree Fund

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