So beautiful and powerful yesterday to be at Ralo to see and hear Raju Lama, Shyam Nepali, Tenzin Donsel, and Tendor Tibet Dorjee བསྟན་རྡོར་ and Dr. Marianne Kim and Taichi Hirao(I didn't get there in time to see Tendor, Marianne and Taichi but I know they were wonderful) perform at Heal the Himalayas, a fundraiser where Ralo agreed to match the donations. Was also wonderful to hear from Sogyel Lhungay who organized this event, along with his beautiful parents and sister in their amazing rug store. Raju spoke so beautifully about his mother and his home in Nepal, and you can donate directly to the fundraiser he started at www.gofundme.com/rajulama
After leaving Ralo, Tara Lobsang and I walked to bowery poetry club for Night for Nepal to see our amazing friend Yuyutsu Sharma read his poetry, all benefits going to Shikshya Foundation Nepal. What a contrast in some ways to being at Ralo, and how amazing to see all the different kinds of events our friends are pulling together to raise these much needed funds.