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Shock of a Lifetime – My Dream Fulfilled Under the Buddha Tree

Bihar, India. I began working ‘in the field,’ out of New York in developing countries, in 1999. Never in two decades of helping humanity have I been more shocked that I was this week. On a tour of an important site, I was directed to notice a sign on the side of the road. It […]

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Wonderland@IAAC Literary Festival This Weekend Oct 19-20 in NYC

New York, N.Y. The Indo-American Arts Council announces the 5th Annual Literature Festival, this year aptly themed, ‘Wonderland@IAAC‘. One of the premier celebrations of works influenced by the Indian subcontinent, this year, the festival is larger than ever with not only a stellar Adult Literature lineup but also the first Children’s literature program and a […]

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Himalayan Sessions Providing Ukuleles to Kids in Developing World

New York, N.Y. Within Hawaiian culture, the concept of aloha embodies a beautiful kind of sanctity. In Western parlance, the closest embodiment is found in the word “love”. Hawaiians think of aloha not so much as a philosophical concept, but more as a way of life, the object being to try to live one’s life […]

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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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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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Simple: Whatever Faith Tradition, It’s All About Kindness

Tawang, India. Since 2000, we have been operating charities Raising, Supporting, and soon Educating Young Global Leaders. From every corner of the world and from every faith tradition. It doesn’t matter where someone comes from or how they worship – or don’t worship – as long as three elements are present: Tolerance, Kindness and Compassion. […]

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In Himalayas: Once Greater Tibet, Now Tragically Divided

Delhi, India. With its original capital in Lhasa, Tibet and Tibetan influence once reached from India to Mongolia and included Mount Everest. The Tibetan Empire (Tibetan: བོད་ཆེན་པོ, Wylie: bod chen po, “Great Tibet”) existed from the 7th to 9th centuries A.D. when Tibet was unified as a large and powerful empire, and ruled an area considerably larger than the Tibetan Plateau, stretching to parts of East […]

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Marietta Times: Bauer Fund Announces 2019 Award Recipients

The Bauer Fund Announces 2019 Award Recipients Dr. Bill Bauer and Mary Ella Bauer, their daughter Maddie Ryser and son-in-law Andrew are proud to announce the 2019 Bauer Fund grantees. The awards are in honor and memory of their son, brother, and brother-in-law Grant who passed away from suicide in 2014. Marietta, Ohio. The awards […]

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The Nation’s #1 Holiday Party, the MATZOBALL, is back and better than ever!

Volunteer Opportunities in India – Where Lord Buddha Walked