Tag Archives: Dr. Kazuko Hillyer Tatsumura

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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74 Years After Hiroshima, Nagasaki: Authoritarianism, Hatred on Rise

New York, N.Y. The 26th Annual Interfaith Peace Ceremony to Commemorate the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings was held this week at the Japan Society in New York City. The event drew attention to rising authoritarianism around the world coupled with an upswing of White Nationalism and general racism and xenophobia in the United States. […]

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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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From Challenge Grants to P.R.: Many Facets of J. Luce Foundation

New York, N.Y.  When my mother passed away in 2001, I was inspired to create Orphans International Worldwide (OIWW) that went on to help vulnerable children in Africa, Asia and the Americas. My father’s death in 2007 provided the impetus to create a foundation embracing arts, education and orphan care with an emphasis on supporting young global […]

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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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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