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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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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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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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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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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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Mark Your Calendar: What’s Up In New York City – and Our World

New York, N.Y. The Stewardship Report on Connecting Goodness (website/Facebook), in cooperation with The James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation (website/Facebook), Orphans International Worldwide (website/Facebook), and the New York Global Leaders Lions Club (Facebook), maintains this calendar of events for New York City. All events are open to the public for free/fee and take place in NYC unless otherwise noted. […]

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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