Some of the results of the Tibetan Aid Project’s book distribution:

  • It has stimulated education in the Himalayan region.
  • It has filled hundreds of libraries with Tibetan books.
  • It has fostered literacy across segments of Tibetan society, especially among women and laypeople.
  • It has enabled nuns, who were traditionally limited to non-scholastic activities such as prayer and chanting, to study texts and earn advanced degrees.
  • It has improved the economy of Bodh Gaya, India, which is located in Bihar, the poorest state in India.


Beyond the beliefs of any religion, there is the truth of the human spirit.

Beyond the power of nations, there is the power of the human heart.

-- Tarthang Tulku