Tag Archives: Dalai Lama

Himalayan Sessions compiles contemplative compositions by world music icons to donate instruments to underprivileged kids

Within Hawaiian culture, the concept of aloha embodies a beautiful kind of sanctity. In Western parlance, the closest embodiment is found in the word “love”. Hawaiians think of aloha not so much as a philosophical concept, but more as a way of life, the object being to try to live one’s life in a spirit […]

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Sabbe Sañkhara Aniccã: All Conditioned Things Are Impermanent

Not to do any evil, to cultivate good, to purify one’s mind, this is the Teaching of the Buddhas. – Dhammapada   New York, N.Y. At the age of 92, the Most Venerable Kurunegoda Sri Piyatissa Nayaka Maha Thero (Bhante Piyatissa) passed away in his room peacefully with mindfulness in the morning of October 11, 2019 […]

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History from Time: How and Why the Dalai Lama Left Tibet

New York, N.Y. Henry Luce, published of Time-Life, born in China of Presbyterian missionary parents, had a lot to say about China, Taiwan and Tibet. The April 20, 1959, cover of Time Magazine. In 2019, Time magazine reporter Jennifer Latson revisited the ‘How and Why the Dalai Lama Left Tibet: The invitation seemed innocuous: A Chinese general […]

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First Trip to Manjushree Tibetan Orphanage High in Himalayas

Tawang, India. Waking up my first morning in Manjushree, I hear the children already up and practicing their spirituality, chanting in Tibetan. Their soft voices can be heard chanting across the mountainside. A little girl from the Manjushree Orphanage off to Delhi for an operation. It was successful. Photo: Stewardship Report. With our helicopter fogged in, we […]

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Meet Japanese Grandmother of Tibetan Orphanage in India

Tawang, India.  I first met Kazuko Hillyer Tatsumura, OMD, at a Christie’s benefit for Tibet House at Rockefeller Center in 2o10. We began to chat about Japan, where I had once studied, as well as Tibet and the many Tibetans living along the Chinese border in India. What captured my attention was that she had agreed to […]

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Tibetan Children’s Village: Step One to Success

Dharamshala, India. When China illegally annexed Tibet in 1949, up to a million Tibetans are said to have perished. When His Holiness the Dalai Lama fled into exile in 1959, trekking across the Himalayan Mountains, 85,000 of his people followed him into India. Boys reading in the library. Photo: Stewardship Report. Welcomed by then Prime […]

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The Dalai Lama and Dr. Kazuko: A 47-Year Friendship

Dharamshala, India. Dr. Kazuko Hillyer Tatsumura and I had an audience with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama in Dharamshala, India, yesterday. They have been friends for almost fifty years; she was the first to bring Tibetan cultural performances to the U.S. and invite H.H. to tour Japan. Looking back, they were then 35 and […]

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NYC: Sixty Years Ago, Dalai Lama Crossed Mountains, Cultures to West

Dalai Lama July Gathering Set to Sell Out at Essex House NYC New York, N.Y. “In 1959 — sixty years ago this year — His Holiness the Dalai Lama crossed the snow-covered Himalayan Mountains from Tibet into India to escape Chinese Communist persecution,” states Dr. Kazuko Tatsumura-Hillyer, founder of Gaia Holistic Foundation. “No one really knew of […]

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Himalayan Sessions compiles contemplative compositions by world music icons to donate instruments to underprivileged kids

Sabbe Sañkhara Aniccã: All Conditioned Things Are Impermanent

Dharamshala for Americans: His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Hometown

Simple: Whatever Faith Tradition, It’s All About Kindness

In Himalayas: Once Greater Tibet, Now Tragically Divided

Himalayas: From India/Pakistan to Bhutan & Nepal + Chinese Tibet