Tag Archives: Tibet

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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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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Himalayas: From India/Pakistan to Bhutan & Nepal + Chinese Tibet

Tawang, India. As I sit here at 10,000 feet on the veranda overlooking the cloud-covered mountain range before me, I study over my books on this spectacular mountain range. I am a long way from New York.  Let me share with you what I am learning! The Himalayas is a mountain range in Asia, separating […]

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History from Time: How and Why the Dalai Lama Left Tibet

New York, N.Y. Henry Luce, published of Time-Life, born in China of Presbyterian missionary parents, had a lot to say about China, Taiwan and Tibet. The April 20, 1959, cover of Time Magazine. In 2019, Time magazine reporter Jennifer Latson revisited the ‘How and Why the Dalai Lama Left Tibet: The invitation seemed innocuous: A Chinese general […]

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India: Great Protector of the Tibetan People

Delhi, India. Call me an Ugly American, but India has made great sacrifices to safeguard the Tibetan people and continues to protect them to this day at enormous cost against the Chinese, and I had neither understanding nor appreciation of their efforts. This was not covered in my high school history class. Map of China and Tibet in […]

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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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