These agitated days, when black lives and people from “shithole countries” don’t seem to matter much, I am inspired to remember as a boy seeing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the tv news marching in Alabama, surrounded by faith leaders and actively committed citizens of many creeds and breeds— practicing non-violence and truth-power, as Mahatma Gandhi called it. The social activist, serene and sage Dalai Lama of Tibet often mentions these two pioneering peace-warriors as among his greatest inspirations, and most of my friends and colleagues and I aspire to further these important message in our fractious, fractured world today. Won’t you partner with us?
The concert was organized to raise much-needed funds for the reconstruction and support of Nepal’s most important Tibetan Buddhist monastery, Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling <http://shedrub.org/> , which was damaged during the devastating earthquake of 2015. Ka-Nying is a monastery housing and educating over 300 monks and nuns, and is directed by Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, a world-renowned Tibetan Buddhist teacher and meditation master who also has students at many centers around the globe. To join us in supporting this important mission go to the Shedrub Development Fund website http://shedrubfund.org/ . SDF is a US 501c3 whose mission is raising money for the monastery, associated nunnery and other educational and service projects.