PRESERVING SACRED TEXTS & ART
The Tibetan Aid Project funds the production, shipment, and distribution of sacred texts, art, and prayer wheels for donation to institutions and individuals in the Himalayan region.
Printing Texts, Art, and Prayer Wheels
- The Yeshe De Text Preservation Project, an affiliated organization, researches and acquires important Tibetan texts and artwork for reproduction.
- Books, prayer wheel texts, and art reproductions are produced by volunteers in Northern California.
- Tibetan Aid Project contributes monthly to production expenses.
Shipping to the World Peace Ceremony in India
- Each year, the Tibetan Aid Project ships these materials to Bodh Gaya, India to be distributed at the annual World Peace Ceremony.
- In 2010, we shipped books to thousands of libraries throughout the Himalayan region.
- Tibetan Aid Project pays for all shipping expenses.
Donating to Tibetans
- Thousands of people from India, Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan, and Sikkim receive these materials at the World Peace Ceremony each year.
- Many texts are distributed to representatives of monasteries, nunneries, and schools of higher learning, as well as Tibetan lay people and small, remote communities.
- For the first time, deeply dedicated practitioners have access to materials they need to preserve their wisdom traditions and foster education and literacy.
“Making these texts available to families is providing a catalyst for education in the family, connecting a new generation of Tibetans to their sacred heritage and reminding them that the words of the Buddha remain relevant in modern times.” (Tarthang Tulku)
“Texts are our lifeblood, sustenance for the heart and medicine for the mind.” (Tarthang Tulku)
“The intention in preparing and distributing books at the World Peace Ceremony has been to create a comprehensive set of study materials for Tibetans committed to their heritage.” (Tarthang Tulku)