Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Roosevelt Island Resident And Orphans International Worldwide Founder Jim Luce Hosting Friday July 6 Celebration Of The Dalai Lama's 83rd Birthday - Luce Takes Group Of Young Global Leaders To NY State Assembly Chamber Too

Roosevelt Island resident Jim Luce is the founder of Orphans International Worldwide (OIW), a New York state incorporated 501(c)(3) established in 1999 as a response to the global crisis facing orphaned children.

OIW is the co-sponsor, together with The Gaia Holistic Foundation and The Tibet Fund, of a July 6 event to celebrate the Dalai Lama's 83rd Birthday. Mr. Luce will be the Master of Ceremony for the celebration.

According to this press release announcing the event:

Every year on July 6th since his 80th birthday New Yorkers have come together to celebrate H.H. the Dalai Lama’s birthday. The event will be held on Friday, July 6 at 6:30pm, at Marriott Essex House located at 160 Central Park South, New York City.

The event is co-sponsored each year by Gaia Holistic Foundation, The Tibet Fund, and Orphans International Worldwide.

Because Tibet has no country nor embassy, a group started to gather on the birthday of H.H. and celebrate his life to convey his most important teaching: “Compassion.” To introduce the idea of ‘World Peach through Compassion’ to the nations of the world and to people who are suffering.

The director of Gaia Holistic Foundation, Dr. Kazuko Tatsumura-Hillyer states “Compassion means understanding of others and all sentient beings. We celebrate with those who sympathize with this and wish peace for all. Through this kind of caring for others, we can send out energy of collective sympathy throughout the world.”

“Over 100 people will do this together at our dinner gala, with flags of all nations in hands, and together we will send out this caring energy to the people of each country, creating the ‘100 monkeys effect.’ In addition to Tibetan Monks prayer for H.H. the Dalai Lama’s long life, major religious groups will also pray for the same meaning in their own words. Christian, Jewish, Moslem, Buddhist, native Tribes, and Hindu practitioners will join with us,” she states.

This year’s “World Peace through Compassion” awards will be given to Avrol Looking Horse from Sioux Tribe of the Lacota Nation and Eric Ripert from Le Bernadin for their contributions to the World Peace through Compassion. In addition, the Humanitarian Award will be given to broadcaster Rita Cosby. There will be also performances of Tibetan music and dancers, and Red Hawks Native Americans.

In this troubled world especially with so many thousands of displaced refugees, we need to send out the energy of caring for others and pray for the elimination of suffering. This is so appropriate to do this together on H.H.’s Birthday.”

Click here to purchase a ticket and here for more info from The Tibet Fund.

Jim Luce is also the founder of the James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation whose mission is to:
... support young global leadership impacting positive social change, particularly in the fields of the Arts, Education, and Orphan Care.

Support includes microgrants and ‘spotlighting’ through social media and the Foundation's Stewardship Report on Connecting Goodness, which features original and aggregated content...
The J Luce Foundation Young Global Leaders

were recently introduced on the floor of the NY State Assembly chamber.