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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 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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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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Mexico’s Day of the Dead Reminds Me of Japan’s Bon Festival, Halloween

New York, N.Y. In August, almost all Japanese people have a Bon Festival. The souls of those who died earlier will be called back TO ONE’S OWN HOME. Families get together during the Obon holidays after everyone has returning to the ancestral village. There, the dead will talk to the family and even enjoy special meals with their families. A family prepares […]

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Onnetsu: Medical Conferences from the Netherlands to Mexico

Amsterdam. This summer, I presented the keynote speech at the International Conference on Cancer Science & Stem Cell Research, held in Amsterdam in the Netherlands. I was pleased my talk was well received. Here in Amsterdam, we had a very fruitful meeting with doctors who want to utilize my Onnetsu thermotherapy. My lectures are popular with many international academic societies. As a result, I am invited to […]

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Prayer for World Peace (8/10/19)

New York, N.Y. Thinking about Memorial Day in Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 5th On August 5th, the Atomic Bomb Drop Memorial Ceremony of the Shinto priests in Hiroshima and Nagasaki was held at both the Japan Society and the United Nations. I am a Shinto priest, requested to pray for peace as a Shinto priest, […]

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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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Vol. 81 – UAE Story (2; 8/3/19) – WAY OF LIFE

New York, N.Y. The book I bought also described the plans and experiments until the completion of the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum. According to it, this net-like ceiling, which is the material of the huge bamboo basket, seems to be made up of a combination of parts that have a net-like shape that is shaped like […]

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