Tag Archives: Dharamsala

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

Dharamshala, India. First, it’s in India. Second, it’s spelled four ways. And third, it’s His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s hometown. At least, for now. We arrived in Dharamshala (also spelled Dharamsala, etc.) last month to have an audience with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. The Dalai Lama has been in residence there since about the time he […]

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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 2010. 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 […]

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NYC Gala in Support of Tibetan Orphans Set for January

Few people in my life have impacted me as much as Dr. Kazuko Tatsumura. I first met her at a Christie’s benefit for Tibet House in 2009. What captured my attention was that she had been asked by His Holiness the Dalai Lama to build a school at an orphanage for Tibetan children in northeast India. As founder of a network of orphanages around the world, I was captivated.

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Peace, Compassion and The Dalai Lama’s NYC Birthday Extravaganza

New York, N.Y. If Dr. Kazuko Hillyer Tatsumura were a rolling stone, she would gather no moss. Last month she was in India, and has made trips to Panama and German since. Next month she will be presenting at a conference in Spain. The founder of Gaia Holistic Foundation and a member of the Board […]

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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 […]

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Buddhism and the Universal Concept of Social Responsibility

Bodh Gaya, India. Studying in Japan back in college, I had a very unique Buddhist experience, one of which I did not understand until years afterwards.  I had joined a Buddhist student group that took me to the far north of Japan where we re-planted the mountainsides (“Shinnen No Mori”).  This was an international concept […]

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Dalai Lama: Most-Photographed Man Prepares to Retire

Bodh Gaya, India. The 14th Dalai Lama, known to his followers for having a charismatic personality and universal values, is actually named Tenzin Gyatso.   Dalai Lamas are the most influential figures – Pope-like – in the Gelugpa line of Tibetan Buddhism.   Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989, the current Dalai Lama is also […]

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Construirá Escuela para Huérfanos Tibetanos

Tawang, India. Conocí a Kazuko Tatsumura, OMD, en un evento de beneficencia de Christie’s para la Case del Tíbet (Tibet House), en el Rockefeller Center. Comenzamos a charlar sobre Japón, donde una vez estudié, así como también sobre el Tíbet y los muchos tibetanos que viven en la frontera con China, en la India. Lo […]

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