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 scaafostering@yahoo.ca 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).

Drink Vodka and donate to Snow Leopard Conservation!


What could be a better combination than drinking fabulous vodka and donating to the conservation of Snow Leopards at the same time?!  Buy a bottle of Snow Leopard Vodka and 15% of all profits are being donated to the Snow Leopard Trust. To learn more about this amazing spelt vodka and the founder’s mission go to:



I just bought a bottle at Malaysia’s KLIA duty free and in Hong Kong I know that the vodka is being sold at Oliver’s, City Super, and Rare & Fine Wines. When next buying a vodka of vodka, be sure to look for Snow Leopard Vodka at your grocery store, wine shop and/or airport duty free!

Opportunities arising from disaster

An informative and inspiring article co-written by Sujeev Shakya, one of our Himalayan Consensus Institute Executive Board members and who is also chairman of the Nepal Economic Forum.
“Ke garne?” an old lady said to us, tears pouring down her cheeks, as we visited her earthquake-battered village in the Dhading district of Nepal last month: “What to do?” With a history of repeated crises — political, economic and natural — it has become the Nepali way to shrug one’s shoulders and hope for the best.