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Empowering Spiritual Entrepreneurs

PFC® identifies spiritual leaders and builds capacity to have a positive social impact through education, environmental and social programs.

Lama Tenzin Choegyal and the Himalayan Kids

Since 2001, PFC has been sponsoring the Humanitarian Hall of Fame monk, Lama Tenzin Choegyal, and his heroic efforts to rescue children from the Dolpo region of the Himalaya Mountains. The journey involves trekking 10 hours/day for 20 – 30 days while climbing over altitudes of 18,000 feet through treacherous conditions, often encountering mercenary – in the past Maoists rebels demanded payment for passage. The brave monk and his group of children push through the insurmountable odds to the orphanage where Lama Tenzin has created a safe and loving home as well as private school education. Be inspired by the great work of Lama Tenzin as you compare the pictures of the children when they were rescued and later as they thrive at the Children’s Educational Development (C.E.D.) Institute in Northern India.

Partnerships For Change® arranged the resources for the award winning and  dramatic documentary Walking the Waking Journey, as the very humble and courageous Buddhist monk, Lama Tenzin Choegyal, founder of the C.E.D. Institute (Children’s Educational Development, an orphanage for neglected children of the Himalayas) and G.I.F.T. (Girls’ Institute For Technology empowering disabled girls from remote villages of the Himalayas), describes the unspeakable hardships of what the young, Tibetan refugee children have experienced as they fought for their lives and walked with him to safety to begin a new life in India.  These children trekked a staggering 10 hours daily for 10 days at an altitude of 18,000 feet over the Himalayas encountering Maoist terrorists, death defying weather conditions and physical exhaustion.  PFC actively supports the great work of Lama Tenzin Choegyal, C.E.D. Institute, and G.I.F.T.

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The Medium of the Oracle of Tibet

The Medium of Oracle of Tibet is a spiritual advisor to the Dalai Lama.  In 2007, PFC was invited to partner with Kuten La (The Medium of the Oracle of Tibet) to manifest the vision of a monastery. PFC organized a tour of the U.S.A. to raise funds, including procuring media spots, for the completion of the monastery by 2008.  PFC was honored to be included with the Dalai Lama for the opening ceremony of the monastery.

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Swami Ji and the Universal Yoga Center

PFC supports the Universal Yoga Center in the San Francisco, California and the Dig Darshan School in Patna in the state of Bihar India, both founded by Sri Swami Satya Brahamananda.

Father Raj Lawrence and the December 2004 Tsunami

See photos of the December 2004 Tsunami devastation as Father Raj Lawrence, a well known visionary, conveyed the Miracle of St. Thomas at the completion of the St. Thomas Primary Free School in Chennai, India sponsored, in part, by Partnerships For Change®.

Building School with the St. Thomas Basilica

Partnerships For Change® board member, Dr. Mary Thomas Weiss, joins fellow board members in Chennai at the St. Thomas Basilica and travels to the Himalayas and the C.E.D. Society orphanage in Dehradun.

Humanitarian support to recover from Cyclone, and Concert Feasibility Study to Raise Awareness for Burma

Following the 2008 devastation of Cyclone Nardis in Burma, PFC was on the ground providing aid and rescue assistance to monks and refugees in Rangoon as well as in the Thai border town of Maesot. Partnerships For Change® also initiated a feasibility study for a concert to raise awareness for Burma (Myanmar) in the city of San Francisco at AT&T Park. PFC invited potential sponsors interested in Burma (Myanmar) along with artists and other musical producers, academics, and advocates to form the basis for the concert.

Dr. Jordt and the Bhutan National Heritage Foundation

Partnerships For Change® celebrates our Bhutan National Heritage Foundation launch.

In collaboration with Dr. Ingrid Jordt, acclaimed Burma scholar and Harvard trained anthropologist, PFC is honored to be involved in preserving the rich and treasured cultural heritage of neighboring country, Bhutan.  Most recently, Dr. Jordt visited Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma’s pro-democracy leader, Noble Peace Laureate, renowned hero and human rights activist.  Dr. Jordt has appeared as her spokesperson on many media outlets and facilitated a video conference call with Aung San Suu Kyi at the 2012 Noble Peace Prize Forum.  In addition to continuing our work in Burma, PFC, Dr. Jordt and her daughter, Nurit Jordt, will work with Bharat Rana of the Royal Thimpu College (RTC), Bhutan’s first private college to protect and preserve parks, schools, buildings and monasteries.

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Empowering Social and Spiritual Entrepreneurs


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Lama Tenzin and Himalayan Kids

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