1. Book Production & Shipment
In 1969, Tarthang Tulku arrived in the United States, intent on preserving the Dharma heritage of Tibet and introducing the teachings to the West. After founding Dharma Publishing and Press, where his students learned to use modern technology and materials to produce high-quality, long lasting books, he embarked on an ambitious endeavor to gather together and publish Tibetan texts scattered throughout the world. In 1983, this text preservation work was named the Yeshe De Project after one of the greatest translators of 8th-century Tibet.
The Yeshe De team of long-term Dharma practitioners and new and returning volunteers works together all year long to produce books annually to be given away at the Bodh Gaya World Peace Ceremony. Tibetan Aid Project helps support the production, shipment and distribution of these texts. Click here to view our Book Production & Shipment Gallery.
2. Photos of Tibet
New York photographer Greg Hale has taken stunning images during his travels through Tibet. We currently have his work on display in the gallery of our new building. Click here to view Greg Hale’s Photography.
3. World Peace Ceremony
Since 1989, thousands of lamas, monks, nuns, and lay people have gathered annually at the site of the Buddha’s enlightenment in Bodh Gaya, India to attend the Monlam Chenmo (World Peace Ceremony). Participants travel from as many as 3,000 monasteries, retreat centers, and villages in India, Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan, and Sikkim. Tibetan Aid Project, along with its sister organizations, has distributed over 4.5 million sacred texts, 130,000 prayer wheels, 4.3 million sacred art prints, and other items. Click here to view images of the World Peace Ceremony.
4. Donor Events
Tibetan Aid Project puts on a variety of events to raise awareness for our mission and to show gratitude to our many generous supporters. Click here to view photographs taken at our different events.