LuShan Framing & Interiors moving next door!

Our shop is moving next door! In new partnership with Soku handmade furniture craftsmen, LuShan Framing & Interiors is moving to 2003 Hami Lu (Hong Qiao). Sonny Gao (!) and husband Xiao Wei will launch the grand opening 6-13 June (wish I could be there!). All of you in Shanghai, or who know people in Shanghai, please spread the news!


Raffle Tickets for 2015 SCAA Gala Fundraiser!

Our Second Chance Animal Aid Shanghai​ 10th Anniversary Holiday Gala Fund raiser 15 November in Shanghai (more details on the actual event soon!). Wherever you are in the world (possibly more interest in Asia….!!), we have a fabulous raffle of over US$ 25,000 in room night prizes so generously donated once again by Hyatt Hotels & Resorts (the poster is in Chinese yuan….to buy raffle tickets it’s approximately USD 15, or 15 for US$ 150).


Please contact me or if you’d like to support SCAA and possibly win an amazing stay at an Asian Hyatt Hotel or Resort! 100% of proceeds go to SCAA rescued/emergency animal medical care.


Please donate to help us complete Nepal historic building renovation!!

We urgently need funds to continue and complete the renovation of this historical/Tibetan spiritual building:


Restoration of a Tibetan-Newari Heritage Building as the DrigungKadgyu Dharma Meditation and Sustainable Programs Center in Historic Boudhanarth – Click Here to Read More


Breaking ground in Nepal renovation of historical Lama’s home and future HQ of the Himalayan Consensus Institute! THERE IS STILL TIME TO DONATE!!

 Below are the first few photos of the ground breaking in Kathmandu for the renovation of a historical building which has been in the same Rinpoche’s family for generations and which will be the future headquarters and base for the Himalayan Consensus Institute.
Amazingly during the excavation last Saturday (a Buddhist auspicious date for both Dakini and Naga deities) of what will become the cafe garden we discovered both an antique Dakini dance mask and a snake-shaped wood (see below), which is all deemed most auspicious for the project. Blessings!
You can still be a major part of this very special preservation project by donating funds for a specific part of the building (a permanent plaque and daily prayers can be dedicated for whomever you wish in whatever part of the building you wish to donate funds for renovation).