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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. Tweet

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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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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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J. Luce Foundation Announces First ‘Luce 24 Under 24’ Awards

New York, N.Y. The J. Luce Foundation is pleased to announce, on its 20th anniversary, the launch of the “Luce 24 Under 24” Awards. The inaugural list of winners will be released by our philanthropy in June, 2019. The foundation’s mission is Supporting Young Global Leaders. Evin Floyd Robinson, co-founder of New York on Tech, receiving the  […]

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Tibetan Monk Gatzo: No Matter How Hard, People Can Endure

New York, N.Y. Do you know a Tibetan monk named Palden Gyatso? He was arrested by the Chinese government for being “a crime” as he had a picture of Dalai Lama when he was 28 years old, and then he was imprisoned while being tortured for 31 years. The state of torture at that time was […]

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Tibetan Migration from China Into India Down to a Trickle

Dharamshala, India. The sprawling Tibetan Reception Center for refugees built ten years ago by Tibetan exile authorities in the northern Indian town of Dharamshala wears a desolate look. Its big dormitories with bunk beds were meant to house 500, but in recent years they lie mostly unused. The Tibetan Reception Center in Dharamshala was built as […]

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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