Tag Archives: New York City

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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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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With Wonderful Tibetan Orphans, Reflecting on How I Got Here

Tawang, India. Twenty-five years ago, I stumbled upon a ten-month old infant in Indonesia who would change the direction of my life: my son, Mathew James Tendean Luce. With incredible Tibetan orphans, high up in the Himalayas on the Bhutan/China border at Manjushree. Photo: Stewardship Report. My mother, a child psychologist in Boston, encouraged me to […]

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Meet Elite Learners: A Small Nonprofit with a Big Impact

Brooklyn, N.Y. With public housing projects towering in the background, Brooklyn-based Elite Learners held its annual bookbag and school supplies giveaway event on a warm August afternoon, a week before the city’s public schools opened for the 2019 – 2020 school year. The youth development organization, headquartered in the economically struggling and violence-prone Brownsville neighborhood, […]

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Nguyen to Coordinate Foundation, Orphans International Stakeholders

New York, N.Y. As Orphans International Worldwide approaches its 20th anniversary, and the J. Luce Foundation it’s 12th anniversary, under the leadership of Jim Luce, their leadership circles continue to expand. And the structure of these sister charities continues to evolve dramatically. “Jim (Luce)’s vision had been extraordinary, and even with administrative and development staff in place […]

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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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Global Leaders Lions Club Launches Website with NYOT Support

New York, N.Y. The New York Global Leaders Lions Club, founded in 2015, has launched its first website. This Lions Club (Facebook), supporting Orphans, Education & the Arts, is supported by The James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation, Supporting Young Global Leaders. It is based on Roosevelt Island, New York City. The New York Global Leaders Lions […]

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Luce LeadershipWorks, ‘America’s High-End eThrift Shop,’ Launched

New York, N.Y. “We are delighted to announce the launch of LeadershipWorks, ‘America’s High-End eThrift Shop’ – a Green effort supporting Youth. This is the next step towards social entrepreneurship with the charities under the Luce umbrella,” says philanthropist Jim Luce. “We have created this eThrift Shop to help people ‘reuse’ last year’s high-end electronic devices – […]

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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