Year of Gifting Week 12
House in Honor of Nawang Khechog
I had the opportunity
to meet the most amazing, talented and gracious man as we were creating our
first event with Imagine Peace Foundation.
I had the privilege of hearing his healing music in my spiritual home at
Mile Hi Church. I crossed paths with him
in the quiet sanctuary hall after one of his visits to perform his Tibetan
flute music and told him of my vision to start a foundation dedicated to peace,
we spoke for some time, he encouraged me and I asked if he would consider
performing at an upcoming event. He gave
me his number and said to call him. From
there we formed a special friendship and he supported our foundation on many
occasions. Being in his presence was
always inspiring; he exudes kindness and compassion and represents everything
that is peace.
About a month ago I
was in the bookstore and saw his warm face on the cover of a book and saw that
he had published his incredible story, "Awakening Kindness". I took it with me on a recent trip and
savored it. It tells of his years
growing up in the Buddhist philosophy and meditation with His Holiness the
Dalai Lama. He offers practical tools
for deepening our lives through meditation and other practices. His book is about finding joy through
compassion for others.
I just discovered
this past week that he was in Maui getting ready for a 5 concert tour called,
Awakening Kindness, when he was rushed to the hospital to undergo emergency
brain surgery that appears to have been caused by a tragic auto accident
several years ago. This week as he's recovering
I would like to dedicate a very special "A Year of Gifting" to, Nawang Khechog
and his tireless work for Tibet and the principles that he so courageously
stands for. He is a radiating light and
I would like to send that light back to him.
Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers and join me this week in
donating a minimum of $3-$10.00 to an organization close to his heart; Tibet House.
To learn more and to
donate please click here:
To mail a donation in:
Address: 22 West 15th
Street, New York, NY
To donate by credit
Please let them know
it's in honor of Nawang Khechog
House US was founded at the request of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, who at the
inauguration in 1987 stated his wish for a long-term cultural institution to
ensure the survival of Tibetan civilization and culture, whatever the political
destiny of the six million people of Tibet itself.
"I feel that Tibetan culture with its unique heritage -born of the efforts of
many human beings of good spirit, of its contacts with Mongolian, Chinese,
Indian, Nepalese and Persian culture, and of its natural environment - has
developed a kind of energy which is very helpful for cultivating peace of mind
and a joyful life.
I feel that there is a potential for Tibet to help humanity, and particularly
our Eastern neighbor, where millions of young Chinese have lost their spiritual
values. In this way, I feel very strongly that Tibetan culture will have a role
to play in the future of humanity.".
Holiness the Dalai Lama
To learn more about Nawang Khechog
and his book and his healing music and work please visit his website at:
If you're on any kind
of spiritual path I highly recommend his book; like him, it is a rare treasure!
A quote from Awakening
is my simple religion. There is no need
for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart
is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
-His Holiness the Dalai