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My two weeks with the Māori

Kia ora! I just got back from Aotearoa, New Zealand, where I spent two fascinating weeks immersed in the Māori way of life.

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Lhosar Tashi Delek 2146!

Happy Losar! It’s 2146, the year of the Earth Pig, a year of joy, luck and prosperity. Students from Mustang and the Tibetan settlements camps have sent over colorful handdrawn cards to offer their gratitude and make your Tibetan New Year auspicious.

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Twice the joy at Ngoenga

Ngoenga in Tibetan means joyous, and this school for differently abled Tibetan children is filled with those learning to live their best lives. Sonam and Nyima, after loving care and physical therapy, can now can stand on their own for the first time - and you can feel their joy!

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Into the Jungle

The wildlife corridors in Nepal's southern plains are central to the survival of endangered bengal tigers and one horned rhinos, and the ecosystem they are a part of. But poaching and human wildlife conflict remain serious threats. Our partnership with the Fund for Tiger and its work to engage local youth in conservation has been effective, and tiger population has nearly doubled.

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In the Hills

In 2007, we started STOP Girl Trafficking in Udayapur by enrolling 60 girls in school. This year, 848 girls are enrolled in 29 schools there! Our Udayapur SGT Alums are socially active in their communities, and enlisting to mentor SGT girls, and be the important Friday Class teachers. Trafficking in Udayapur is not yet defeated. So we are fighting!

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In the Himalaya

The 2015 quake that devastated Nepal did not spare the 400 year old Khumjung Gompa either. Rebuilt since, it is once again filled with chants and prayers, its walls covered with traditional paintings and thangkas that makes it whole. 

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From the Heart, Next Chapter

It has been a busy year of doing good and having fun! Read all about it in our year in review, Next Chapter: From Heart.

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#GivingTuesday is Here!

Kick off the holiday season with a gift of compassion! #GivingTuesday is Nov. 27, and it’s a chance for you to make a real difference in the lives of the most vulnerable and marginalized people of the Himalaya.

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Celebrating Milestones and Inspirations

A big thanks to everyone who made our "50 Years of Inspiration - Doing good, Being kind" celebration a grand success! Here is a recap of the wonderful evening of celebrating compassion.

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Meet Phakchok Rinpoche, a new generation of Tibetan Buddhist masters

Phakchok Rinpoche is a part of a new generation of Tibetan Buddhist masters. Come meet him on Oct. 30th at our Infamous Annual Dinner.

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