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.

Programs include:

  • 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.

Nyingma Mandala

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.



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