The “One Drop of Kindness Foundation”, previously known as the Yungchen Lhamo Charitable Foundation, was founded by world-renowned singer Yungchen Lhamo (see www.yungchenlhamo.com).
The Foundation was established in 2004 with the aim of helping of all sentient beings through direct action, multicultural programs, community services and charitable giving.
In particular, the Foundation is dedicated to the preservation of Tibetan culture, whether in Tibet, Nepal, India, the USA or elsewhere, through offering multicultural educational programs, projects, lectures and workshops that integrate music, mindfulness, and art, in order to help facilitate in everyone a more positive outlook on life.
“You are Beautiful, I am Beautiful”
Yungchen Lhamo initiated the “You are Beautiful, I am Beautiful” project in Dublin, Ireland, when she visited a home for the elderly and another for those with dementia. The project demonstrates the empowering impact of Yungchen’s voice and unconditional love, facilitating empathy, respect, compassion and recognition for each other’s life circumstances.
The project has since been developed further in Upstate New York at various residences for the homeless, mentally ill, and developmentally disabled, and includes role plays, singing, and simple mantras. This project has been reviewed by Newsweek magazine, in its July 2015 issue, and by Voice of America’s Mandarin Service, reaching over one billion viewers.
Yungchen Lhamo truly believes that: “Our voice has a vibrational energy to connect, empower, heal, and transform all human beings” and would like to expand the “You are Beautiful, I am Beautiful” project to include students in K-12 classes, for the sick in hospitals, and for the dying.
Yungchen has also proposed that the Foundation should develop a campus in Upstate New York, called Awakening, that will offer a wide range of cultural and artistic programs, including music, theatre, arts and crafts, literature, Tibetan medicine, and meditation retreats, all based on the practice of unconditional love for all sentient beings.