A GLOBAL ORGANIZATION
Tibetan Aid Project’s international chapters include:
…in addition to our headquarters in Berkeley, California.
Volunteers at these international centers educate their local communities about the importance of Tibetan culture and raise funds for the production of books and art.
- Producing prayer flags and meditation cushions
- Holding benefit dinners
- Organizing visual presentations and exhibits
Tibetan Aid Project is one of several organizations founded by Tarthang Tulku. Each works in a different way to preserve Tibet’s spiritual traditions and share them with the West.
- Tibetan Nyingma Meditation Center (TNMC)
represents the spiritual heart of the community founded by Tarthang Tulku.
- Yeshe De Text Preservation Project
preserves the written heritage of Tibet and supports research and translation.
- Dharma Publishing
publishes works in Western languages, in addition to sacred art prints.
- Nyingma Institute
offers retreats, classes, and workshops for a Western audience.
is a Tibetan Buddhist center in the West constructed as a three-dimensional mandala.
- Nyingma Trust
supports the Nyingma Community founded by Tarthang Tulku.
- Guna Foundation
shares the accomplishments of the mandala of organizations created by Tarthang Tulku.
- Ratna Ling
a non-profit retreat center with an emphasis on exploration and education
In the Tibetan tradition, a mandala is a structure that organizes ideas according to an ideal form. It has a central point that unfolds in the four cardinal directions, each expressing the central goals and values in a different way.
The Nyingma organizations relate to one another like the petals of a mandala. Together, they form a cohesive whole, achieving more through cooperation than the different parts could accomplish individually.
To learn more about the Nyingma mandala, click here.
The ongoing support of the following businesses has been integral to Tibetan Aid Project’s growth and success.
- Integrative Medical Clinic of Santa Rosa http://www.imcsr.com/
- Kahtoola Snow Travel Systems http://www.kahtoola.com/
- Le Bernardin http://www.le-bernardin.com/
- Lyn Hughes Photography http://www.lynhughesphoto.com/
- Royal Motor Sales http://www.royalmotorsales.com/index.htm