Tag Archives: Tibet

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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Peace, Compassion and The Dalai Lama’s NYC Birthday Extravaganza

New York, N.Y. If Dr. Kazuko Hillyer Tatsumura were a rolling stone, she would gather no moss. Last month she was in India, and has made trips to Panama and German since. Next month she will be presenting at a conference in Spain. The founder of Gaia Holistic Foundation and a member of the Board […]

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Report from Himalayas Leads to NYC Birthday Celebration for Dalai Lama

New York, N.Y. On Thursday, July 6, 2017, The Gaia Holistic Foundation will join with Orphans International Worldwide to celebrate his Holiness The Dalai Lama’s 82nd birthday at J.W. Marriott Essex House on Central Park South in New York City. This is the third year for this New York City event – this year the Dalai Lama’s […]

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Dalai Lama: Most-Photographed Man Prepares to Retire

Bodh Gaya, India. The 14th Dalai Lama, known to his followers for having a charismatic personality and universal values, is actually named Tenzin Gyatso.   Dalai Lamas are the most influential figures – Pope-like – in the Gelugpa line of Tibetan Buddhism.   Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989, the current Dalai Lama is also […]

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Eleventh Annual New York Indian Film Festival Triumphant!

New York, NY. I enjoyed this year’s Indian Film Festival so much!   Opening Night I saw the Disney-backed film Do Dooni Chaar, directed by Habib Faisal, then Iti Mrinalini, directed by the talented Aparna Sen, and finally the Tagore novel set to film, Nauka Dubi, directed by Rituparno Ghosh.   And I am pleased to announce […]

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2010 World Peace Gala Awards Juan Mendez Peace Prize in Chicago

Chicago, IL.  Chicago witnessed a spectacle last week in their magnificent Auditorium Theater on East Congress Parkway – “The 2010 World Peace Gala.” The Hon. Juan Méndez, first Special Advisor on the Prevention of Genocide to the Secretary General of the United Nations, was honored for his efforts to help create a world with less […]

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Tibet: Polar Perspectives. Can Both Sides Be Heard?

New York, N.Y.  The 50th anniversary of the Dalai Lama’s exile has generated much press and media attention. News accounts have been full of the Dalai Lama’s visa revocation which blocked him from speaking at an coming 2010 World Cup-related peace conference in South Africa, where two other Nobel Laureates where scheduled to speak. In […]

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Leila Hadley Luce: The Last of the Great Luces?

New York, N.Y. I met Leila Hadley Luce with Hank — known to outsiders as Henry Luce III of Time-Life — in their Sutton Place residence, at a reception they threw for my first national organization, Fundamentalists Anonymous. It was late fall in 1986. They had just married and I did not know what to expect. She […]

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