September 2006

Urban Zen Center, NY

HOPE, a two-day fundraiser for the Norbulingka Institute that started with a yoga day hosted by Rodney Yee and culminated with a luncheon hosted by His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, in conversation with Professor Robert Thurman, is particularly significant to the Urban Zen Foundation and the Urban Zen Integrative Therapy Program. It was at this pivotal event that all roads became one and the Urban Zen Foundation was born. It became our goal to learn from the past (preserving cultures), care for the present (advancing well-being) and prepare for the future (empowering children). Donna Karan’s dream to raise awareness, inspire change and make a difference in the world is now a living, breathing force of hope in the world.