Description of Organization
The Tenzin Gyatso Institute, named after the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, was established with the mission of serving and advancing his vision, principles, and values. His message of compassion, religious harmony and universal responsibility has touched the hearts and minds of millions of people from all walks of life and spiritual traditions who recognize its truth, its urgency, and its extraordinary potential.
The Institute was founded by Sogyal Rinpoche, author of The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, who is renowned worldwide because of his special gift for conveying the heart of the Tibetan wisdom tradition in a way that is both authentic and deeply relevant to the modern mind. Sogyal Rinpoche served as His Holiness’ translator and guide during his first ever visit to the west.
In 2012, A grant in the amount of $2,500 was awarded to support the Scholars Program, specifically the arrival of three Tibetan Buddhist nuns from Ladakh to study at the prestigious women’s university, Smith College, where they enrolled in January 2012. This represented a major breakthrough in Tibetan education, and indeed in Tibetan society.