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“Tibetan culture forms a valuable part of the world’s heritage. Humanity would be poorer should it be lost.” — His Holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso Tax ID 52-2026434


Since 1997, the Conservancy for Tibetan Art & Culture has partnered with leading institutions, indigenous tradition-bearers and respected local partners around the world to help Tibetan communities preserve their civilization’s living culture and its many vibrant spiritual traditions.

The Conservancy’s decade-plus of programs serving Tibetan cultural areas extends from working with renowned partners like Tibetan Children’s Village to offer scholarships to young students from remote Himalayan areas — to working with less well-known local partners like the Nepal Buddhist Federation, to assess educational, health and economic needs in isolated Himalayan Buddhist communities.

In addition to its work across the Himalayas, the Conservancy has worked to advance the understanding of Tibetan Buddhist culture in partnership with educational institutions and international foundations such as the Smithsonian Institution, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Aspen Institute and Emory University, as well as with and leading Tibetan cultural organizations such as Tibet Fund, Tibet House and others.

Along with organizing major cultural exhibitions — including “Beyond the Land of Snows” exhibit of Tibetan culture attended by 1.2 milion people in the year 2000 —  academic symposia and conferences with monastic leaders and scholars, the Conservancy has been honored to offer traditional dharma teachings, public talks and other special events for Tibetan refugees as well as Western audiences — led by some of the most respected Tibetan Buddhist teachers of modern times.

The Conservancy for Tibetan Art & Culture is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation  under the patronage of His Holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama.