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Joanna Macy
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Another woman who experienced Freda's ability to break down barriers to get what she wanted was Joanna Macy, renowned American environmentalist, teacher, and author. She was living in Delhi with her husband Francis Underhill Macy], who was working for the Peace Corps, when Freda came to visit.

"I remember I opened the door and she stood there in her maroon clothes, greeting me as if somehow I and not she were the guest. I loved the way that touch of the Raj blended so paradoxically and superbly with the monk's garb she wore. She had come because she wanted my husband to release a particular person in the Peace Corps to work for her in Dalhousie. 'I shall speak to my friend Mr. B in the Cabinet,' Mummy said with a smile. 'When do you think we can expect him?' It was the marriage of serenity and sheer nerve. She was English in the way only the English can be. She had implicit authority," Macy said.

Later, Macy went to Dalhousie to help settle Khamtrul Rinpoche, a high lama who had escaped from Tibet with a huge number of followers, including monks and a large community of accomplished artists and craftspeople. She took the opportunity to take teachings from Freda at a small class for Westerners she had organized in Dalhousie. Macy also undertook a silent retreat under Freda's direction, and today acknowledges Freda's influence on her spiritual life.

"What she had to say had a lucidity and simplicity about it. I can't accept any teachings if there is a false note -- if it is not coming from a person's wholeness and integrity, if what they are saying merely comes from what has been heard or read. With Freda I was able to drink it in. It was coming from beyond."

"I don't know how realized she was. I didn't go into those areas. She told me something about her mystical experience in Burma. She said she came out onto the street and saw everything in the world lit up as though from within. She did not go into a featureless expanse -- but the ordinary world was transformed for her.

"She also taught me from her actions. I never heard her say a mean thing about anyone. She was always thinking of others, writing to people all the time, trying to get others what they needed. And it was done with such affection. She constantly had a folder in her lap, and whenever she had a minute, she'd write a note to someone.

"Mummy was wonderful for me to a very high degree," Macy continued. "First of all, she was important because she was a woman. I am grateful to someone who understood the teachings and practice, and that it was a woman in a tradition that is quite male dominated. That was not by choice -- it was sheer good luck. I was not consciously being a feminist, but I knew and I trusted her. She had a love of the Dharma and used it in a bold, brave way. When I first approached her for teachings, she replied, 'Yes, of course, my dear, I will be delighted. That is just the thing.' I sensed she had just been waiting for me to ask.

"Although she had reverence for the tradition, she did not present me with any overlay of doctrine or view. Nor did she start me off as the lamas would have done, with the Vajrayana (the Buddhism exclusive to Tibet). Instead, she wanted me to recapitulate her own journey, starting with the Theravada buddhism she had learned in Rangoon. For me this was quite marvelous. It acquainted me with the early teachings of the Buddha and disciplined my mind in a way of following empirically my own experience in the immediate arising of mental and physical phenomena in my own body and mind. 'Bare attention -- just watch the thoughts. Know you are thinking, thinking. Get the "I" out of it," Mummy instructed. This allowed me later on in graduate school to approach the early teachings without any filter, with tremendous respect and curiosity for what the Buddha was saying. During my retreat I was in torment yet fascinated watching my own mind.

"She was trying to bring me right up to Tibetan practice. She kept talking about Trungpa, whom she loved very much. 'Wait till you meet him,' she said. When Trungpa came to the States, I thought, 'Now I'll graduate to a Tibetan practice,' but I stayed with the Vipassana I'd learned from Mummy.

"What Mummy did not do for me, however, was to model the social significance of the Buddha's teachings for our times, which is what I had become very focused on. 'Engaged Buddhism,' as it's called. To me Buddhism frees us to act for social and ecological survival, what needs to be done for a just and sustainable society. This wasn't of interest to Mummy."

-- The Revolutionary Life of Freda Bedi, by Vicki Mackenzie


Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Institute of Noetic Sciences president Willis Harman argued that significant social change cannot occur without significant consciousness change.[66] In the 21st century, humanistic psychologists such as Edmund Bourne,[67] Joanna Macy,[68] and Marshall Rosenberg[69] continued to apply psychological insights to social and political issues.

-- Humanistic psychology, by Wikipedia



Joanna Macy - Choosing Life | Bioneers
We open our heart-mind to behold and give shape to our world, to let our hearts be a mirror to the world....

Carl Jung believed that the core of each life is a question that that life, that person, must pursue, and is fortunate if he or she discovers it. Well, I know what the question was ... the question was how to be fully present to my world, present enough to enjoy it and be useful, while at the same time knowing that my species, we human species, are progressively destroying this world. Wow! That splits you right down the middle and puts you back together again, over and over again. It has asked me to keep my eyes and heart open to what I see happening, to unblock the feedback loops, and help others do it too, to speak the truth...

I wanted to dedicate the minutes of my talk with you to Edward Snowden, and to Chelsea Manning, and to countless others of our brothers and sisters who are helping us see what really is going on, breaking down the walls of secrecy! Because it is only when we are able to see our world and touch it that we can be part of its self-healing....

In 1953, he [Francis Underhill Macy] married Joanna Rogers, who embraced her husband's activism and remained his compatriot for life. He began working for the Russian-language station Radio Liberty, which was based in Munich, at the height of the Cold War. He worked for the U.S. Information Service, which sent American citizen diplomats around the world to talk to people about American values and democracy.

-- Francis Underhill Macy - improved Russia relations, by Peter Fimrite


Ramparts magazine and The New York Times published articles in 1967 exposing the radios' ties to the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

-- Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty: The CIA Years and Beyond (review), by Malcolm Byrne


The prominence of the USIA is significant, since this is an agency with a long track record in political and psychological operations. It was created by the Eisenhower administration in 1953 as an agency within the NSC at the recommendation of a top-secret report issued by the President's Committee on International Information Activities. Its explicit purpose was to conduct propaganda, political and psychological operations abroad in conjunction with CIA activities.41 A National Security Action Memo in 1962 stipulated coordination among the USIA, the AID, the CIA, the Pentagon, and the State Department in waging political warfare operations, including civic action, economic and military aid programs.

-- Promoting Polyarchy: Globalization, U.S. Intervention, and Hegemony, by William I. Robinson


To see my world as lover and self, to not be afraid of the suffering, and not being afraid, can get my heart-mind kind of bruised and banged up a little bit. That's what the time we're in seems to call for. And so the times of welcoming the world in a heart and mind have brought such adventures....

So this question opens me up, and opens us all up. And I turn to Rilke again, "I live my life in widening circles that reach out across the world." ...

I've been circling around God, that primordial tower, I've been circling for thousands of years, and I still don't know. Am I a vulcan, a storm, or a great song? Same for you! That's the same for you! I've learned that in my deep ecology. Friends, as we tell the truth of what we feel and know is happening, as we let others speak through us, other life forms, the life in us is so big, it cannot be reduced to one social role, to one curriculum vitae. Our roots go back, back, back to the beginnings of life. You know that. To the first splitting and spinning of the stars. And all of that journey forward, our human journey, and those before us, have brought us to this point. And we can be so grateful, I am so grateful to be alive now. Because, for life to continue, well, that means -- and you know it in your heart, and that's why you're here at Bioneers, and that's why Kenny Ausubel and Nina Simons are so faithful in bringing it -- that we have to make a giant step in our consciousness. We have to make real what we dream and know and intuit: That we are one planet people. And we can only be one planet people if we honor all our differences. That we belong to one living sacred body of earth. And when we get that, my brothers and sisters, when we really get that, we'll be able to achieve the ongoing singing of the song of life. Isn't that so?! ...

Rilke said toward the end of his life, in a sonnet to Orpheus ... "Quiet friend who has come so far, feel how your breathing makes more space around you." And then he says, "Let this darkness be a bell-tower, and you the bell, and as you ring, what batters you becomes your strength!" Ho, ho! Get that! Then you realize that you're made for change.

And I love it that systems thinking helps us see that, with positive feedback loops, where the change is so great that the old values, and the old norms, and the old self-images, the old worries and feuds, don't fit anymore. And that you have to die to the old forms, and resurrect in a larger self, wider rings....

The word is "positive disintegration." Because you are having to die to images and concepts of yourself that are simply too small. That there is something so big that wants to happen through us. And that we MUST allow it to happen through us if we want life to continue on this planet. Because the engines of destruction are strong!


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Joanna Rogers Macy
Born 2 May 1929 (age 89)
Occupation Author, Buddhist scholar, environmental activist
Nationality American

Joanna Rogers Macy (born May 2, 1929), is an environmental activist, author, scholar of Buddhism, general systems theory, and deep ecology. She is the author of eight books.[1]

Biography

Macy graduated from Wellesley College in 1950 and received her Ph.D in Religious Studies in 1978 from Syracuse University, Syracuse. She studied there with Huston Smith, the influential author of The World's Religions (previously entitled The Religions of Man). She is an international spokesperson for anti-nuclear causes, peace, justice, and environmentalism,[1] most renowned for her book Coming Back to Life: Practices to Reconnect Our Lives, Our World and the Great Turning initiative, which deals with the transformation from, as she terms it, an industrial growth society to what she considers to be a more sustainable civilization. She has created a theoretical framework for personal and social change, and a workshop methodology for its application. Her work addresses psychological and spiritual issues, Buddhist thought, and contemporary science. She was married to the late Francis Underhill Macy, the activist and Russian scholar who founded the Center for Safe Energy.[citation needed]

Key Influences

Macy first encountered Buddhism in 1965 while working with Tibetan refugees in northern India, particularly the Ven. 8th Khamtrul Rinpoche, Sister Karma Khechog Palmo, Ven. Dugu Choegyal Rinpoche, and Tokden Antrim of the Tashi Jong community. Her spiritual practice is drawn from the Theravada tradition of Nyanaponika Thera and Rev. Sivali of Sri Lanka, Munindraji of West Bengal, and Dhiravamsa of Thailand.

Key formative influences to her teaching in the field of the connection to living systems theory have been Ervin Laszlo who introduced her to systems theory through his writings (especially Introduction to Systems Philosophy and Systems, Structure and Experience), and who worked with her as advisor on her doctoral dissertation (later adapted as Mutual Causality) and on a project for the Club of Rome. Gregory Bateson, through his Steps to an Ecology of Mind and in a summer seminar, also shaped her thought, as did the writings of Ludwig von Bertalanffy, Arthur Koestler, and Hazel Henderson. She was influenced in the studies of biological systems by Tyrone Cashman, and economic systems by Kenneth Boulding. Donella Meadows provided insights on the planetary consequences of runaway systems, and Elisabet Sahtouris provided further information about self-organizing systems in evolutionary perspective.

Work

Macy travels giving lectures, workshops, and trainings internationally. Her work, originally called "Despair and Empowerment Work" was acknowledged as being part of the deep ecology tradition after she encountered the work of Arne Naess and John Seed [2], but as a result of disillusion with academic disputes in the field, she now calls it "the Work that Reconnects". Widowed by the death of her husband, Francis Underhill Macy, in January 2009, she lives in Berkeley, California, near her children and grandchildren. She serves as adjunct professor to three graduate schools in the San Francisco Bay Area: the Starr King School for the Ministry, the University of Creation Spirituality, and the California Institute of Integral Studies.

Writings

• Despair and Personal Power in the Nuclear Age; New Society Pub (1983); ISBN 0-86571-031-7
• Dharma and Development: Religion as resource in the Sarvodaya self help movement; Kumarian Press revised ed (1985); ISBN 0-931816-53-X
• Thinking Like a Mountain: Toward a Council of All Beings; Joanna Macy, John Seed, Pat Fleming, Arne Naess, Dailan Pugh; New Society Publishers (1988); ISBN 0-86571-133-X
• Mutual Causality in Buddhism and General Systems Theory: The Dharma of Natural System (Buddhist Studies Series); State University of New York Press (1991); ISBN 0-7914-0637-7
• Rilke's Book of Hours: Love Poems to God; poems by Rainer Maria Rilke, translated by Anita Barrows and Joanna Macy; Riverhead Books (1996); ISBN 1-59448-156-3
• Coming Back to Life : Practices to Reconnect Our Lives, Our World; Joanna R. Macy, Molly Young Brown; New Society Publishers (1998); ISBN 0-86571-391-X
• Widening Circles : a memoir ; New Catalyst Books (2001); ISBN 978-1897408018
• World as Lover, World as Self; Parallax Press (2005); ISBN 0-938077-27-9
• "Pass It On: Five Stories That Can Change the World"; Parallax Press (2010); ISBN 9781888375831
• "Active Hope : how to face the mess we're in without going crazy"; Joanna Macy, Chris Johnstone; New World Library (2012); ISBN 978-1-57731-972-6

See also

• David Korten, a collaborator with Macy on the Great Turning Initiative

References

1. George Prentice (January 18, 2012). "Anti-nuclear activist is 'just a sucker for courage'". Boise Weekly.
2. "John Seed is founder and director of the Rainforest Information Centre in Australia".
External links[edit]

Wikiquote has quotations related to: Joanna Macy

• Joanna Macy's website on the work of Experiential Deep Ecology
• Gaia Foundation of Western Australia — an Australian organisation based on the principles of Deep Ecology.
• California Institute of Integral Studies
• Interview with Joanna Macy by John Malkin — published in ascent magazine, summer 2008
• The Healing on Mother Earth Project — a Sebastopol, Ca organisation based on the principles of deep ecology.
• "The Work that Reconnects" — Video series of a workshop with Joanna Macy.
• A Wild Love for the World, an interview with Joanna Macy, by Krista Tippet on the American Radio Show "On Being." This page provides links to the original program that first aired in 2010, along with the unedited version of the program. Macy also recites many Rilke poems during the show, but some of these poems are edited out so you can listen to them recited individually.
• "Allegiance to Life: Staying steady through the mess we're in," An interview with Joanna Macy from Tricycle: The Buddhist Review
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Joanna Macy on the relevance of the Shambhala Warrior Prophecy for our time
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Findhorn Fellow, Eco-philosopher and root teacher of The Work That Reconnects, Joanna Macy, shares the twelve centuries old Shambhala Warrior Prophecy from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, which is said to come true in our time. She invites you to listen to it as if it were about you….

“There comes a time when all life on Earth is in danger. At that time great powers have arisen, barbarian powers, and although they waste their wealth in preparations to annihilate each other, they have much in common. Among the things these barbarians have in common are weapons of unfathomable devastation and death and technologies that lay wast to the world. And it is just at this point in our history, when the future of all beings seems to hang by the frailest of threads, that the kingdom of shambhala emerges. Now, you can’t go there because it is not a place. It exists in the hearts and minds of the shambhala warriors….

“Now the time is coming when great courage is required of the shambhala warriors: moral courage and physical courage, and that’s because they are going to go right into the heart of the barbarian powers to dismantle their weapons. They are going to go into the pits and citadels where the weapons are made and deployed. They are going to go into the corridors of power where the decisions are made, to dismantle the weapons in every sense of the word. The shambahla warriors know that these weapons can be dismantled because they are made by the human mind. They can be unmade by the human mind. The dangers that face us are not brought upon us by some satanic deity, or some evil extraterrestial force or some unchangeable preordained fate. They arise out of our relationships and habits, out of our priorities. They are made by the human mind; they can be unmade by the human mind.

“Now is the time the shambhala warriors go into training. They train in the use of two implements. One is compassion and the other is insight into the radical interdependence of all phenomena. You need both. You need the compassion because that provides the fuel to move you out where you need to be to do what you need to do. That means not being afraid of the suffering of your world. When you’re not afraid to be with that pain, then nothing can stop you. You can be and do what you’re meant to.

“But by itself that implement is very hot – it can burn you out. So you need that other tool – you need the insight into the radical interconnectivity at the heart of existence, the web of life, our deep ecology. When you have that, then you know that this is not a battle between good guys and bad guys. You know that the line between good and evil runs through the landscape of every human heart. And you know that we are so interwoven in the web of life that even the smallest act, with clear intention, has repercussions through the whole web beyond your capacity to see. But that’s a little cool; maybe even a little abstract. You need the heat of the compassion – the interplay between compassion and wisdom.”





The mystics usually regard technology, science, and reason as the basic sources of the ecological crisis, and contend these should be contained or even replaced by toil, divination, and intuition. What is even more troubling is that many mystical ecologists are neo-Malthusians, whose more rambunctious elements regard famine and disease as necessary and even desirable to reduce human population.....

Social ecology [on the other hand] claimed that....Capitalism -- not technology, reason, or science as such -- produced an economy that was systemically anti-ecological....

Social ecology offered the vision of a nonhierarchical, communitarian society that would be based on directly democratic confederal communities with technologies structured around solar, wind, and renewable sources of energy; food cultivation by organic methods, a combined use of crafts and highly versatile, automatic, and sophisticated machinery to reduce human toil and free people to develop themselves as fully informed and creative citizens.....

[Deep ecology is] an exercise in a superficial form of social analysis that grossly underplays the profoundly systemic factors that have produced overfed elites in all parts of the world and masses of underfed underlings. Nearly all we learn from Dammann’s liberal good intentions is that an ecumenical “we” must be faulted for the ills of the world -- a mystical “consumer” who greedily demands goodies that “our” overworked corporations are compelled to produce....

The principal practical recipe for social change they have to offer “us” in Deep Ecology is little more than a naive prayer. “Our first principle,” they write, “is to encourage agencies, legislators, property owners and managers to consider flowing with rather than forcing natural processes.”....

The Ehrlichs’ treatment of fundamental social issues ... reveals the extent to which they come to terms with the status quo. Our democratic “market-based economies [are] so far the most successful political and economic systems human beings have ever devised ” That there is a systemic relationship between “market based” economy and the ruthless plundering of the planet hardly appears on the Ehrlichs’ social horizon.

Naess [claims] that deep ecology has an affinity with “contemporary nonviolent anarchism.” But the reader who might be stunned by this commitment to a libertarian alternative quickly learns that “with the enormous and exponentially increasing human population pressure and war or warlike conditions in many places, it seems inevitable to maintain some fairly strong central institutions” -- or, put less obliquely than deep ecologists are wont to do, a “fairly strong” centralized state....

[James Lovelock said it is] “when we drive our cars and listen to the radio bringing news of acid rain [that] we need to remind ourselves that we, personally, are the polluters.” Accordingly, “we are therefore accountable, personally, for the destruction of the trees by photochemical smog and acid rain.” The lowly consumer is seen as the real source of the ecological casts, not the producers who orchestrate public tastes through the mass media and the corporations who own and ravage Loveloek’s divine Gaia.....

The attempt by many mystical ecologists to exculpate the present society for its role in famines, epidemics, poverty, and hunger serves the world’s power elites as the most effective ideological defense for the extremes of wealth on the one side and poverty on the other.

-- Will Ecology Become ‘the Dismal Science’?, by Murray Bookchin
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John E. Stapleton Driver
by Dilgo Khyentse Fellowship - Shechen
June 1, 2014

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The tulkus were learning English and their lessons on the modern world with varying degrees of success. Freda's star student, Trungpa Rinpoche, however, was making exceptional progress, and Freda's aspirations for him became increasingly ambitious. He had a natural aptitude for English and had taken to reading the poets that Freda presented him with, especially T.S. Eliot. He was keen on history and geography too. Freda decided that he was ready to try to get into Oxford, her own university, where he would receive the finest education the West had to offer. With such credentials he would be perfectly equipped and have the clout to bring the sacred Buddhist teachings to the outside world in a language it could understand.

With the help of John Driver, an Englishman who was also tutoring Trungpa, Freda set about getting a Spalding Scholarship for Trungpa, and succeeded. In early 1963 Trungpa set sail for England accompanied by Akong Rinpoche, to enter into the arcane, privileged, and hallowed halls of Oxford University. It was another epic journey into the unknown, heralding as many adventures, pitfalls, and triumphs as they had met in their escape from Tibet.

-- The Revolutionary Life of Freda Bedi, by Vicki Mackenzie


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John E. Stapleton Driver was one of the first Europeans to meet and receive teachings from the great Tibetan lamas when they fled homeland in the 1950’s. He was an integral part of this unique period of history.

John was born in 1931 in England. He taught himself Tibetan from a textbook when he was young. In later years his natural linguistic ability gave him a wide knowledge of both occidental and oriental languages. He earned a degree in Classical Chinese at Oxford University (Merton and St. Anthony's Colleges). During those studies he became interested in Tibetan and Sanskrit and related Buddhist teachings.

In the mid-1950’s, he traveled to India to do research and field work for his Ph.D. on the Guhyagarbha Tantra. He lived in Kalimpong, a small town to which many of the most important Tibetan Buddhist teachers of the last century had fled.

He was a student of Jamyang Khyentse Cho Kyi Lodro and took numerous teachings from him in Sikkim and India. The Fourth Dodrup Chen Rinpoche lived in John’s house for some time and gave the Nyingtik Yab Shi empowerments there to him and John Blofeld. John was deeply devoted to Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and often met him informally to receive teachings.

In India, John also taught English classes to Trungpa Rinpoche, Tulku Thondrup, Chime Wangmo (Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche’s daughter), and others. He was instrumental, with Freda Bedi, in getting a scholarship to Oxford for Trungpa Rinpoche and continued to help him with his studies in England.

John translated two great classics into English: Tibet: Land of the Snows by Giuseppe Tucci
and R.A. Stein’s Tibetan Civilization. He wrote a descriptive catalogue of the Tibetan manuscripts in the important Bodleian Collection that still provides invaluable material for researchers.

"It was not just the ideologists and theoreticians of national socialism who were closely concerned with Tibet, but also high-ranking intellectuals and scholars closely linked to Italian fascism. First of all, Giuseppe Tucci, who attempted to combine Eastern and fascist ideas with one another, must be mentioned (Benavides 1995)."

-- "The Shadow of the Dalai Lama," by Victor and Victoria Trimondi


He worked for The London Stock Exchange as part of the team setting up Talisman, the first computerized share-dealing system. In 1979 he founded a consultancy, Flowergold Ltd, and one of his contracts was with The British Library, defining international cataloguing conventions and also facilitating technical compatibility with the Library of Congress.
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His warm and personal relationship with Khyentse Rinpoche continued over the years and in 1990, he traveled to Tibet with him and a number of students on pilgrimage. John passed away on May 28th in England after a long illness that he faced with fortitude and courage.
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John Blofeld
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John Eaton Calthorpe Blofeld (Born Anthony, 2 April 1913 – 7 June 1987) was a British writer on Asian thought and religion, especially Taoism and Chinese Buddhism.

Early life

Blofeld was born in London in 1913.[1] In his youth, he happened to come across a small statue of Gautama Buddha and, without knowing what it was, he felt a great passion to possess it, and then privately offered it flowers and prostrated before it every night. Experiences like this led Blofeld to believe in reincarnation, and that he had been a Buddhist in China in a previous life.[2] He was educated at Haileybury College, then Downing College, Cambridge University where he read natural sciences but did not complete his degree. Instead he left in his second year for travels to China.[3] From 1932 to 1935 he lived in Hong Kong, teaching English at the Munsang College at Kai Tak Bun, Kowloon City<Munsang College> and learning Cantonese.[4] Then in the summer of 1935, he moved to China, having obtained a teaching position at the Hebei Academy of Industry in Tianjin, with a teaching schedule that would allow him to spend three nights a week in Beijing.[5] Family matters called him back to England in the summer of 1937, so he was not present when the Japanese occupied northern China.

War years and after

Returning to Hong Kong in September 1937, he mostly resided in and traveled around China until 1949, visiting monasteries and all the sacred mountains[6] and talking to Mongolian lamas, Zen masters, Taoist sages, and others. He lived for some time in Peking, and traveled through Asia (Tibet, Mongolia, China, India, and Burma) to visit the places where those religions lived within their practitioners. He talked to Taoist eremites (hermits), spent time in monasteries and experienced how alive the spiritual culture of China was in this period. Blofeld became a pupil of Hsu Yun but actually received training in Ch'an (Zen) meditation from Hsu Yun's pupils at a monastery near Kunming, Yunnan. He also received Vajrayana teachings.

Starting in 1937, he traveled around south China and southeast Asia, visiting Guilin,[7] Hanoi,[8] Kunming (where he spent ten months meditating in the Hua Ting monastery),[9] and eventually returned to Hong Kong to resume teaching at the Min Sheng Academy. But after several months there, he returned to England in 1939, to enroll in the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London, where he studied Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Malaysian. His academic studies were again interrupted, this time by World War II. After one year of studies, he enlisted in counterintelligence (otherwise he would have been conscripted without a choice of which service to enter), and was soon promoted and sent to the British Embassy in Chongqing as cultural attache, on the basis of his proficiency in Chinese.[10]

When the war ended, Blofeld returned to England and, in six months, received a master's degree in literature at the University of Cambridge. In 1946, he flew to Hebei. He had a Chinese National Government grant to study Tang Dynasty Buddhism, and taught English at Shi Fan University.[11]

Seeing that a Communist takeover was imminent, Blofeld fled Beijing with his pregnant wife.[12] He then taught English in Hong Kong (1949-1951) and Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok (1951-1961).[13] During these years he also visited Darjeeling to study with Nyingma teachers including Dudjom Rinpoche and Dodrupchen Rinpoche.

Blofeld worked for the United Nations (ECAFE, later ESCAP - Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific) (1961-1974), and then retired.[14] In his later years, he conducted extensive lecture tours of America and Canada (1978-1980), and subsequently studied Chinese composition and literature.

His studies and his collected experiences with the sages and mystics of China are of special interest, because he entered this realm in an era before the Cultural Revolution which aimed at annihilating all ties to the old feudal Chinese identity.

His own view on the practices and beliefs he encountered was always marked by admiration of this lived spirituality. In the beginnings of his travels and studies, he was not very familiar with the native languages, and held a skeptical position against the shamanistic elements of those religions. But as his studies dove deeper into the complex symbolism of Asian thought, he developed a broader view, and became himself a deeply spiritual man. Blofeld mentored Red Pine in his translation work. According to Red Pine, Blofeld "was a very sincere Buddhist who practiced every night for several hours and loved what he did. I don't think he ever stopped learning."[15]

Personal life

At age 34, Blofeld married Change Mei-fang, of whom he wrote, “She was half Manchu and half Chinese ... She was a woman of excellent character, intelligent and capable, but she was extremely argumentative! This goes to show that the old saying, 'Heaven punishes the guilty', is not just an empty slogan.”[16]

His first child was a son, named Ming Deh (“Bright Virtue”), born in Hong Kong the year he fled the Communist takeover of Beijing. A year later, his daughter, Shueh Chan (“Snow Beauty”) was born.[17]

He died of cancer at age 74 in Bangkok, Thailand. His ashes occupy a place of honor in a Chinese Guan Yin temple he had helped build in 1951.[18]

He left a son and daughter who currently reside in Spain and Chesham. He has four granddaughters and a grandson.

Selected works

• The Huang Po Doctrine of Universal Mind - 1947, under pseudonym Chu Ch'an
• The Path to Sudden Attainment, a treatise of the Ch'an (Zen) school of Chinese Buddhism by Hui Hai[ar] of the T'ang Dynasty - 1948
• The Zen Teaching of Huang Po: On the Transmission of Mind - 1959
• City of Lingering Splendour : A Frank Account of Old Peking's Exotic Pleasures - 1961
• The Zen Teaching of Hui Hai - 1962
• I Ching, the Book of Change - 1968
• The Way of Power. A guide to Tantric mysticism of Tibet - 1970
• The Tantric Mysticism of Tibet : A Practical Guide to the Theory, Purpose, and Techniques of Tantric Meditation - 1970
• The Secret and Sublime: Taoist Mysteries and Magic - 1973
• Atisha: A biography of the renowned Buddhist sage - 1974, Translated by Thubten Kelsang Rinpoche and Ngodrub Paljor, with John Blofeld.
• Bodhisattva of Compassion : The Mystical Tradition of Kuan Yin - 1977
• The jewel in the lotus: An outline of present day Buddhism in China - 1977
• Mantras: Sacred Words of Power - 1977
• Wheel of Life : The Autobiography of a Western Buddhist, ISBN 0-87773-034-2, 1978
• Taoism: The Quest for Immortality - 1978
• Gateway to Wisdom: Taoist and Buddhist Contemplative Healing Yogas - 1979 -1980
• The Chinese Art of Tea - 1985
• My Journey in Mystic China: Old Pu's Travel Diary - 2008 (originally published in Chinese in 1990)

Notes

1. Blofeld 2008, pg. 4
2. Blofeld 2008, pp. 5-7
3. Blofeld 2008, pg. 2
4. Blofeld 2008, pg. 90
5. Blofeld 2008, pp. 35-6
6. Huang Li-Sung in Blofeld 2008, pg. xxxi
7. Blofeld 2008, pg. 127
8. Blofeld 2008, pg. 134
9. Blofeld 2008, pp. 134-149
10. Blofeld 2008, pp. 159-160
11. Blofeld 2008, pg. 224
12. Blofeld 2008, pg. 242
13. Blofeld 2008, pg. 245
14. Blofeld 2008, pg. 246
15. KJ Interviews: Dancing with Words: Red Pine's Path into the Heart of Buddhism
16. Blofeld 2008, pp. 225-6
17. Blofeld 2008, pg. 243
18. Daniel Reid in Blofeld 2008, pp. xxi-xxv

References

• Blofeld, John. My Journey in Mystic China: Old Pu's Travel Diary 2008 (originally published in Chinese in 1990) Inner Traditions. ISBN 978-1-59477-157-6
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Another source of volunteers came via the international network she had established in Delhi, the Tibetan Friendship Group, through which Freda roped in pen pals, sponsors, and helpers for her tulkus and Tibetan refugees in general.

One such volunteer, John Weir Hardy, a particularly well-connected young man (educated at Eton, England's most exclusive and expensive private school), wrote glowingly in a newsletter of his experience with Freda:

I left England embittered, having lost faith in humanity. Business life was never my strong point. The Tibetans have cured me of my despondency and have taught me much. They gave me the necessary balance which one must find to go through life and Mummy was able to show me how to benefit from combining the spiritual with the material. Every fleeting second is a world in itself, another facet of a complex people's way of life, another glimpse into a world which is far more cultured than I have ever met.

And so the progress. Eton is taking much interest in the work and is going to run a major appeal in the hopes of raising about one thousand pounds, most of which will go toward a jeep.


-- The Revolutionary Life of Freda Bedi, by Vicki Mackenzie


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Birth January 29 , 1883
Ghazipur , British Indies
Death December 7 , 1950 (age 67)
Nairobi , Kenya
Nationality British

Leslie Weir ( January 29 , 1883in Ghazipur , India 1 - December 7, 1950in Nairobi, Kenya 2 ) is a colonel Scottish 3 of the British Indian Army known for being the British commercial agent Gyantse in Tibet, the British political representative in Sikkim and met the 13th Dalai Lama.

Biography

Family


He was married in 1912 to Thyra Letitia Alexandra Sommers, a New Zealander, daughter of a Danish gold prospector 3, with whom he had two daughters, Joan Mary Jehu 4 and Thyra Beatrice Rose Weir, the mother of Joanna Lumley.

Career

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The 13th Dalai Lama sat at Norbulingka 1932 photo, Leslie Weir.

He went for the first time in 1909 in Tibet, where he is the British Trade Agent at Gyantse for a few years. He meets the 13th Dalai Lama in 1910 with the political officer Charles Bell in Darjeeling 5.

Leslie Weir is the British political representative in Sikkim from August to October 1911, from October 1928 to April 1931, from August 1931 to January 1933 6.

It is in this capacity that he returns to Tibet 5 with his wife Thyra Weir 3. He was invited to Lhasa by the Dalai Lama in 1930 to help solve new disputes between the Tibetan government and the Chinese government 5. The August 17, 1930. His wife is the first English woman to be granted an audience with the Dalai Lama 7. Leslie Weir was invited a second time in 1932 by the Dalai Lama to Lhasa, where he traveled with his wife and daughter Joan Mary. He then spent most of his time in conference with The Kashag and the Dalai Lama, and are all received in audience by the latter in Norbulingka. The Dalai Lama is interested in paintings of his wife and daughter and allows painting in Tibet 5.

The political situation between Tibet and China is so complex, especially at the border, worrying Tibet. Difficult negotiations between Tibet and China, and write a letter asking the 9th Panchen Lama to return to Tibet considered important to the Dalai Lama and Leslie Weir, delaying the return of the family Weir in Sikkim in winter. The conflict between Tibetans and Chinese on the eastern border is dwindling due to the Sichuan civil war and Chiang Kai-shek's withdrawal of troops. Leslie Weir and his family return in December by the Nathu La pass, which is blocked by snow the day after their passage. Weir wrote the Dalai Lama thanking him for his hospitality and bring him that the passage was marked by chance, which was not the reason, said the Dalai Lama. He had prayed for this 5.

Notes and references

1. http://www.thepeerage.com/p49937.htm [archive]
2. Kenya Gazette [archive], March 6, 1951, p. 331
3. (in) Alex McKay , Tibet and the British Raj: The Frontier Framework 1904-1947 [archive], p. 119-120
4. (in) Michael Aris, Obituary: Mary Joan Jehu [archive], Tibetan Bulletin, November-December 1994.
5. (en) Joan Mary Jehu, Brief account of time in Tibet [archive], Tibetan Bulletin , November-December 1994
6. Fabienne Jagou, The 9th Panchen Lama (1883-1937) issue of Sino-Tibetan relations, Paris: EFEO, 2004 (Monographs 191), p. 220
7. (in) Emma Martin, A Feminine Touch: Elaine Tankard and the establishment of the Tibet collections at National Museums Liverpool [archive], Journal of Museum Ethnography, no. 23 (2010), pp. 98-114
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Another source of volunteers came via the international network she had established in Delhi, the Tibetan Friendship Group, through which Freda roped in pen pals, sponsors, and helpers for her tulkus and Tibetan refugees in general.

One such volunteer, John Weir Hardy, a particularly well-connected young man (educated at Eton, England's most exclusive and expensive private school), wrote glowingly in a newsletter of his experience with Freda:

I left England embittered, having lost faith in humanity. Business life was never my strong point. The Tibetans have cured me of my despondency and have taught me much. They gave me the necessary balance which one must find to go through life and Mummy was able to show me how to benefit from combining the spiritual with the material. Every fleeting second is a world in itself, another facet of a complex people's way of life, another glimpse into a world which is far more cultured than I have ever met.

And so the progress. Eton is taking much interest in the work and is going to run a major appeal in the hopes of raising about one thousand pounds, most of which will go toward a jeep.


Freda's Tibetan Friendship Group newsletter was one way that she let the outside world know about the plight of Tibet and what had happened to its people as a result of the Chinese invasion. In her lifetime she wrote literally tens of thousands of letters, usually working late into the night, to societies and individuals seeking funds, goods, skills, clothes, expertise, and anything else that was needed. She used all her skills of persuasion and journalism, making each letter intensely personal to encourage total involvement and therefore willingness to give. Her approach was quintessentially Freda, emphasizing human interest over intellectual argument:

This is Yangchen (picture provided), a little novice girl of Tilokpur, the Mahayana Buddhist nunnery. She is the politest little girl we have. Good manners are a little-considered virtue these modern days, but how comfortable it is to have a pleasant little girl like this. SHE NEEDS A SPONSOR [sic] at $7 a month, or even $5 for food. Her younger sister, Jayong, aged 7-8, is very bright, a darling child.


About a refugee school in Varanasi that she had visited and taken under her wing, she wrote,

There was a great deal of student poverty. They have scholarships, which are meager, but there are always emergencies -- clothes to be bought and medicines beyond what can be provided. I wish someone could remember the students at Christmas. The boy that was helped with medicines (gift of Mrs. Mollie Noeltner, USA) still faces the operation and would need at least Rs 400 (about $54) for the heart drugs. Another student looks very TB-ish. Many of the pupils would love student pen friends. They would have to send postage money to the students, though. Even if no great sums were sent, it would give them a sense of companionship and courage.


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Single-handedly Freda had already set the scene for Buddhism to make the historic leap from East to West when she had the foresight to establish the Young Lamas Home School. In 1972, the year of her full ordination as a bikshuni nun, she took another momentous step in that direction by personally agreeing to take the Buddha's message to South Africa, the first of several overseas "missions" she undertook....

The invitation had come from Rosemary Vosse, a theosophist descended from Italian nobility, who had met Freda in India. She had literally begged Freda, now known as Sister Palmo, to come to South Africa, which was being brutally ripped apart by the bloody internal war of apartheid, as blacks fought for equal rights and the end to racial segregation. ...

It was an invitation Freda could not resist. Any notion of racial inequality and suppression of freedom was an immediate clarion call to her. In fact it was in Johannesburg that her hero, Mahatma Gandhi, had formulated his philosophy of peaceful civil resistance, triggered when he was ordered to move from a first-class carriage to a third-class carriage because he was "colored," despite the fact that he was working as a lawyer there and had a valid ticket. The result was Satyagraha, his Doctrine of Truth, which he propagated there for twenty years and which Freda espoused when she became a Satyagrahi.

Her tour was to encompass Johannesburg, Capetown, Durban, and Port Elizabeth....

She addressed audiences, large and small, who had come as a result of publicity generated by her Tibetan Friendship Group.

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She hoped Kabir, now a film star, would be able to visit, accompanied by his new girlfriend now that he'd divorced his first wife, the flamboyant classical Indian dancer named Protima. "Kabir is back after a great success on TV in Europe. He has now made his first Italian film, Black Corsair," she wrote proudly to Valerie Grove, from the very active Australian branch of the Tibetan Friendship Group.

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March 28, 1977, the day of her death, was an interesting one....

Throughout the day many people spontaneously turned up to visit Freda, many of them from the Tibetan Friendship Group that Freda had founded. She greeted them all warmly and told them about her new project to sponsor Tibetan children in top Indian public schools, especially girls, who had less chance of receiving a good education than boys.

-- The Revolutionary Life of Freda Bedi, by Vicki Mackenzie


Rosemary was known to her many Tibetan friends as Karma Dolma Chuzom, a name which was given to her by H.H. the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa, Rangjung Rigpe Dorje. To many of us, she was simply known as Dolma, ‘Mother.’

Over the years, Rosemary was a great inspiration to many through her selfless service to Humankind. She was deeply involved in Theosophy, with her late husband - and was a President of the Cape Town Lodge.

Inspired by an article which appeared in The Middle Way, the Journal of The Buddhist Society in London, Rosemary founded The Tibetan Friendship Group in the late 1950’s and edited its Newsletter - The Tibetan Friendship Group Newsletter, for many years, which then changed into The Bodhisattva Path, and eventually transformed into eighteen issues of MAITRI under the Editorship of Karma Samten (Andre de Wet), AND Sheila Fugard.

-- In Memory of Rosemary Vosse (Karma Dolma Chuzom), by http://luxlapis.tripod.com


Tibetan Youth Congress (India)

Name of Administrative Contact: Tsetan Norbu
Street Address: PO McLeod Ganj
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Dharamsala (HP) 176215, INDIA
Telephone Number: 91 1892 21554
Fax Number: 91 1892 21849
Email Address: tyc@del2.vsnl.net.in

[National Endowment for Democracy] ENDOWMENT-FUNDED HUMAN RIGHTS PROGRAMS IN FY02 AND FY03

Training Programs

China (Tibet): Tibetan Youth Congress organizes intensive leadership-training courses for Tibetan college students in India, facilitating their involvement in the political struggle for democracy and human rights in Tibet.


-- A Survey and Analysis of "Supporting Human Rights and Democracy: The U.S. Record 2002-2003": Hearing Before the Committee on International Relations House of Representatives, 108th Congress, First Session, July 9, 2003


Tibetan Friendship Group Australia (Inc)

Name of Administrative Contact: Ann Trenoweth (President)
Street Address: PO Box 39
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Gordon NSW Australia 2072
Telephone Number: +612 97990613
Fax Number: +612 97990617
Email Address: info@tfg.org.au
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.tfg.org.au

We are a humanitarian support group, working since 1969, providing sponsorships, community projects and health care programs.

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Tibet Support Groups

Use this global directory to find your way to Tibet Support Groups near you. You may also search for them by alphabetical listing.

If your group is not listed, or the information here is not current, tell us!

If you are looking for phone numbers for Tibetan offices or communities in India, Nepal or Bhutan, check the Tibetan Telephone Directory. Here's the Students for a Free Tibet (SFT) chapter contact information. Finally, if you are looking for organizations that concern themselves specifically with Tibetan Buddhism, i.e. Dharma groups, best try Quiet Mountain.

Disclaimer - being listed in this directory does not imply that an organization has any particular political agenda regarding Tibet.

TSG Global Directory

Tibet Support Groups in Africa

Use these links to find Tibet Support Groups in Africa. You may also search for Tibet Support Groups by alphabetical listing.

South African Friends of Tibet (Africa)

City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Cape Town, South Africa
Email Address: saftibet@gmail.com, saftibet@hermanus.co.za
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.saft.org.za/

Tibet Society of South Africa (Africa)

Name of Administrative Contact: Renato Palmi & Elizabeth Gaywood
Street Address: PO BOX 52006 BEREA ROAD 4007
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: DURBAN SOUTH AFIRCA 4007
Telephone Number: + 31 2616096
Fax Number: + 31 2616096
Email Address: TIBDBNSA@IAFRICA.COM

Web Page URL (Address):

THE TIBET SOCIETY OF SOUTH AFRICA WAS THE FIRST TSG IN SOUTH AFRICA (AFRICA).FORMED IN 1995 WE HAVE MEMBERS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY. WE HOLD FUNCTIONS, HOST BUDDHIST TEACHERS, AND DO TIBET INFORMATION STANDS AT EXHIBITIONS.WE ALSO LOBBY THE SA GOVERNMENT WITH REGARDS TO HUMAN RIGHTS IN SA.

Buryat Society Friends of Tibet (Buryat)

Name of Administrative Contact: Bazardapov Vladimir
Telephone Number: (301-22)730-77 / 795-05
Fax Number: (301-22)732-74
Email Address: root@techn.buriatia

The Roof of the World Foundation (Indonesia)

(Yayasan Atap Dunia)
Name of Administrative Contacts: Enrico Soekarno, Chairman
Amanda Suharnoko, Supervisor
Street Address: Wisma Subud #30, Jalan R.S. Fatmawati No. 52
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Jakarta 12430, Indonesia
Telephone Number: 62-21-7501850
Fax Number: 62-21-7669337
Email Address: mandala@rad.net.id, shakti@indo.net.id

A Tibet Support Group with a focus on the Arts, Culture and Inter-faith.

J.H. Moon Yoga Research Center (Tibet Cultural Center) (Korea)

Name of Administrative Contact: Jin Hee Moon
Street Address: 6FSochon Bldg,#628-23 Shin Sa Dong
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Kang Nam-Gu,Seoul,Korea
Telephone Number: 82 2549 7424
Fax Number: 82 2549 2757

Organizing Committee of H.H the Dalai Lama's Visit to Korea (Korea)

Name of Administrative Contact: Jung WoongKi
Street Address: #205 Shinhwa bldg, 30-6 Iksun-dong
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Seoul, South Korea, 110 340
Telephone Number: 82-2-743-2525
Fax Number: 82-2-744-3424
Email Address: dalai@budgate.net
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.tibetfriends.org

Our purpose is:

1. To Promote Inter-Religious Harmony and Peace

2. To Promote the Reunification of Korea in accord with the Teachings of Peace and Universal Responsibility of the Dalai Lama

3. To Promote a Lifestyle of Simplicity and Community Spirit inspired by respect for Tibetan culture and values, one of the most precious traditions of human civilization.

Stream Of Free Tibet (SOFT) - Korea (Korea)

Name of Administrative Contact: Aum Tashi
Street Address: Chongno-gu, Kwanghwamoon P/O K.P.O BOX 1351.
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Seoul, South Korea, 110-613
Telephone Number: 82-505-852-0310
Email Address: tibet@tibet.or.kr
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.tibet.or.kr/

We were established in 1998 in South Korea. As a member of TIBET ONLINE, our name is Stream of Free Tibet (SOFT). We are active in various areas to inform Koreans on Tibet issues and recent incidents in Tibet. We wish to make solidarity with all TSGs world wide.

Tibet's Friends (Korea) (Korea)

Name of Administrative Contact: An, Jung Bae
Street Address: We are an on-line community, don't have a particular address of the office.
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Seoul, South Korea
Telephone Number: 82-10-9034-4219
Email Address: freetibetfriends@gmail.com
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.ThinkTibet.com/

Since demonstration at Lhasa in March 2008, we, korean netizens who are willing to support Tibetan have met and acted together as follows; candle-light demonstration, demonstration and performance in front of Chinese embassy in Korea, and the 'Tashi Delek Tibet Peace Concert' with Korean popular musicians.

Circle of Friends for Tibet (Philippines) (Philippines)

Name of Administrative Contact: Jacinto Vidal
Street Address: PO Box 320, Cebu Central Post Office
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Cebu City, Philippines 6000
Telephone Number: +6391 5726 4361
Email Address: serkol.friends@gmail.com
Web Page URL (Address): http://one20cc.tripod.com/tibet
http://www.youtube.com/ user/serkolfriends
http://serkol.friends.tripod.com

We Support the Tibetan people's endeavor for self-determination. We join the the worldwide campaign to spread awareness on China's illegal occupation of Tibet. We are a Tibetan support group based in Cebu City, Philippines.

Thai-Tibet Centre (Thailand)

Street Address: 4753 3 Soi Wat Thong NappakhumDomejchaopraya Rd
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Klong-SarpnBangkok 10600Thailand

Tibet Studies Center - Thailand (Thailand)

Name of Administrative Contact: Dhamrong Padamapas
Street Address: 113 Fuang Nakorn Rd
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Bangkok 10200, THAILAND
Telephone Number: 662-225-9533
Fax Number: 662-225-9540

Friends of Tibet - Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

Name of Administrative Contact: Linda Rose
Street Address: 203 Wingting Building 7-9 Wellington Street
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Hong Kong

Alliance for Research in Tibet (Hong Kong)

Name of Administrative Contact: Peter Kedge
Mailing Address: PO Box 98728
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: TST, Hong Kong
Telephone Number: 852-23257068
Fax Number: 852-23257068
Email Address: artpk@hk.super.net, 100314.216@compuserve.com

Buddhist Perception of Nature (Hong Kong)

Name of Administrative Contact: Nancy Nash
Street Address: 5H Bowen Rd
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Hong Kong, HONG KONG
Telephone Number: (852) 252.33.464
Fax Number: 286.91.619

Israeli Friends of the Tibetan People (Israel)

Name of Administrative Contact: Ran Natanzon
Street Address: IFTIP, P.O.B 11377
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Tel-Aviv 61117, Israel
Telephone Number: ++972-(0)3-6444773
Email Address: rannat@gmail.com
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.tibet.org.il/

Friends of Tibet - Nepal (Nepal)

Name of Administrative Contact: Jampa Gyaltsen
Email Address: jampa.gyaltsen@friendsoftibet.org
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.friendsoftibet.org/nepal/

Tibet Culture Centre (Nepal)

Street Address: PO Box 3231
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Boudhanath Kathmandu Nepal

Friends of Tibet, Sri Lanka (Sri Lanka)

Email Address: friendsoftibet.srilanka @ gmail.com
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.friendsoftibet.org/srilanka/

The Core Group for Tibetan Cause (India)

Name of Administrative Contact: Dr. N.K.Trikha, National Convenor
Mr. Tsering Dorje, Coordinator, ITCO
Street Address: H-10, 2nd.Floor, Lajpart Nagar-III
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: New Delhi, Delhi, India 110024
Telephone Number: 91+11-29841569, 29830578
Fax Number: 91+11-51591553
Email Address: bharatibbat@yahoo.com, trikha1@vsnl.net
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.indiatibet.com/

About the Core Group for Tibetan Cause: The Core Group for Tibetan Cause is the apex coordinating body of all the Tibet support groups in India. In a sense, it is the umbrella organisation of the entire Tibet movement in the country with task of coordinating, directing,planning and initiating activities in support of the Cause of Tibet and Tibetans in India. It is headed by a National Convenor and four other National Co-convenors drawn from major support groups. The country-wide organisational set up is divided into seven regions--Northern, Eastern, Western, Southern, North East- I, North East- II, West Central and Delhi. Each region has a Regional Convenor who coordinates the activities of all support groups in the region. Each region keeps working according to its own programmes. There are regional conferences held at certain intervals of time under the guidance of the Core Group. The Core Group itself meets from time to time to plan things and to take policy and practical decisions. Common programmes suggested by the Core Group are carried out in a syncronised manner by different groups all over the country. An All India Conference of members of all constituents of the Core Group is held every three years to thoroughly discuss all issues relating to the problem of Tibet, review the progress of the movement and plan future action.

Foundation for Universal Responsibility of His Holiness the Dalai Lama (India)

Name of Administrative Contact: Rjiv Mehrotra
Street Address: FUR, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: New Delhi, 110 003, India
Telephone Number: 91 11 2464 8450, 2465 1606
Fax Number: 91 11 2464 8451
Email Address: furhhdl@vsnl.com
Web Page URL (Address):http://www.furhhdl.org/

Friends for Tibet and Tibetans (India)

Name of Administrative Contact: Satya Prakash Malviya
Street Address: D-503 PurvashaAnand Lok,Mayur Vihar,Phase 1
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Delhi - 110 091,India
Telephone Number: 91 11 225 8725
Fax Number: 91 11 225 8725

Gu Chu Sum Movement of Tibet (India)

Former Political Prisoners Association
Name of Administrative Contact: Ngawang Woeber
Street Address: Lungta House, Jogibara Rd, PO McLeod Ganj
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Dharamsala 176219. HP, INDIA
Telephone Number: 00 91 1892 220680
Fax Number: 00 91 1892 221379
Email Address: guchusummt@yahoo.com
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.guchusum.org/

The Gu-Chu-Sum (9-10-3) Movement of Tibet was established on March 27, 1991 in Dharamsala, India by former political prisoners of the Tibetan freedom movement. Initially organised by monks, nuns, and lay people, we grew out of the earnest, heartfelt wish to help the suffering Tibetans remaining in prisons in Tibet and to provide needed support to former political prisoners and their families who have journeyed into exile. Gu Chu Sum is endorsed by HH The Dalai Lama, the Tibetan Government-in-Exile, and the Indian Government. All 256 members of GuChuSum are former political prisoners.

Himalayan Committee for Action on Tibet (India)

Name of Administrative Contact: Lama Chosphel Zotpa
Street Address: 5 Ladakh Budh Vihar,Bela Road,Near ISBT
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Delhi, India
Telephone Number: 91 11 396 5323

India Friends of Tibet (India)

Name of Administrative Contact: Sethu Das (President, Friends of Tibet INDIA)
Email:sethudas@friendsoftibet.org, sethudas@metalab.unc.edu
- or -
Tenzin (General secretary, Friends of Tibet INDIA)
Email: tenzin@friendsoftibet.org, tenzin@metalab.unc.edu
Street Address: PO Box: 16674
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Bombay 400050, India
Telephone Number: Mobile: 9418079832 Pager: 9628222255 / 9628210212
Fax Number: +91 (22) 8644073
Email Address: support@friendsoftibet.org
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.friendsoftibet.org

India Tibet Friendship Society (India)

Name of Administrative Contact: Mr. Manoj Kumar
Street Address: 6 Brahmaputra Hostel,Warden Flats,JNU
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: New Delhi 110067, INDIA
Telephone Number: 011-616-4847
Fax Number: 011-688--5368
Email Address: anandkumar1@hotmail.com

Indian Women for Free Tibet (India)

Name of Administrative Contact: Jyotsna Roy
Street Address: 194, Anupam Apartments, M-B-Road
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: New Delhi, India 110068
Telephone Number: 91 11 6517772
Email Address: jyotsna77@hotmail.com

Indo Tibetan Friendship Society - Mysore Chapter (India)

Name of Administrative Contact: Group Captain H. Rajagopal ( Retd)
Street Address: # 981, E & F Block, Panchamantra Road, Kuvempunagar
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Mysore 570 023, Karanataka, INDIA
Telephone Number: 91-821-2546213
Email Address: hari_raja2001@yahoo.com

Our Mission:

Mysore is the headquarters of the District where there are four large Tibetan settlements existing since the last four decades with nearly 30,000 Tibetans. From these colonies about 200 Tibetan students are studying in various colleges and other educational Institutions in the city of Mysore. A number of Tibetans from the nearby Tibetan Colonies put up their shops during weekends. As such there was a need to set up a Tibet Support Group organized for the benefit and for mutual understanding of the local as well as Tibetan communities.

Indo Tibetan Friendship Society was formed in August 2004. Since then we have conducted a number of useful programs like Human Rights awareness among the college students where world renowned Human Rights specialists addressed the students of different colleges. The students of these colleges were apprised of the deprivation of Human Rights in Tibet after China occupied the country. In addition, Tibetan Medicine camps where Indian patients were treated free of cost. Reciprocally Indian Dental Surgeons and Physicians conducted free medical check up and follow up treatment for the Tibetans in the various settlements.

On 7th August 2005 we organized a Seminar on World Peace where H. H Professor Shamdong Rinpoche, the Prime Minister of Tibetan Government in Exile, was the Chief Guest. Many eminent persons addressed the huge gathering of Indians and Tibetans. The program was widely covered in print and electronic Media. On 19th March 2006 ITFS Mysire observed its Anniversary inviting the Local M L A and the Superintendent of Police to address the gathering. Acharya from Tibetan School also spoke on the subject of Indo Tibetan relations. A 20-Minute Video Presentation was also put up depicting the Tibetan struggle and how China's occupation of Tibet affects the countries around in the South and South East Asia (The CD can be had on request) Now ITFS-Mysore has 48 members who are eminent in their own walk of life. We have plans to conduct awareness camp for the journalists and media persons on Tibetan situation and how it affects India and other countries.

Tashi Lhunpo Monastery (India)

Street Address: Tibetan Settlement, P.O. Bylakuppe 571 104
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Distt. Mysore, Karnataka State, INDIA
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.tashilhunpo.org/

Seat of the Panchen lama and leading in the Panchen Lama Campaign.

Tibet Empowerment Circle (India)

Name of Administrative Contact: Tashi Wangdu
Street Address: Dharamsala Mandala, Temple Road
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: McLeod Ganj, Himachal Pradesh 176219 INDIA
Email Address: info@tibetweb.org
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.tibetweb.org/

Tibetan Children's Village (India)

Name of Administrative Contact: Phuntsok la
Street Address: TCV
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Upper Dharamsala, distt Kangra, HP India
Email Address: phuntsok@tcv.org.in

Tibetan Parliamentary and Policy Research Centre (TPPRC) (India)

Name of Administrative Contact: Penpa Tsering (Executive Director)
Street Address: H-10, 2nd floor Lajpat Nagar - III
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: New Delhi - 110024. India
Telephone Number: +91 11 29830578 / 29841569
Fax Number: 41591553
Email Address: tpprc@touchtelindia.net and tpprc@airtelbroadband.in
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.TPPRC.org

The Tibetan Parliamentary and Policy Research Centre (TPPRC) is a joint project of the Friedrich-Naumann Foundation, a public funded German institution, committed to liberal democratic ideals and engaged in strengthening pluralist development (http://www.southasia.fnst.org) and the Assembly of Tibetan People's Deputies (ATPD), Tibet's Parliament in exile. Since its inception in 1991, it has been engaged in understanding and dissemination of information on various political aspects related to Tibet with a view to carry forward the global movement of the Tibetan people's struggle for freedom and democracy. All programmes of TPPRC are aimed at strengthening the democratic process and institutionalization of democracy among the Tibetan people and in promoting the political programme of the Tibetan administration.

Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) (India)

Name of Administrative Contact: Tsewang Lhadon (Ms.); Executive Director
Street Address: Narthang Building, Gangchen Kyishong
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Dharamsala, 176 215, H.P. INDIA
Telephone Number: +91 1892 223363
Fax Number: +91 1892 225874
Email Address: Tsewangl@tchrd.org, lhadon3879@yahoo.co.in
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.tchrd.org/

Brief background information on TCHRD:

Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) established in 1996. The Centre is based in Dharamsala, the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh in India.

The Mission and Aim of TCHRD is to:

* promote and protect the human rights of the Tibetan people in Tibet and
* educate the Tibetan community-in-exile on the principles and concepts of human rights and democracy.

Some of the activities of the Centre are:

a. Monitor and Research human situation in Tibet
b. Produce documents/reports relating to specific human rights issues, disseminate them internationally
c. Create awareness on the human rights situation in Tibet through seminars and conferences, through press releases and news briefs and memorandums to visiting delegations to China and Tibet, through case submissions to UN special Rapporteurs and Working Groups and through presentations -- written and oral at international conferences and meetings.
d. Lobby for international support for human rights of Tibetan people
e. Educate the Tibetan community-in-exile in the principles of human rights and democracy through workshops, schools and training sessions

The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy is governed by a governing body of 12 members from various sectors who act as trustees of the Centre. His Holiness the Dalai Lama is the patron of the Centre.

The Centre has a regular staff of twelve Tibetans including the Executive Director. Time to time the centre is supported by volunteers both Tibetan and western. The Executive Director looks after the day to day functioning of the Centre.

TCHRD is funded by donations from individuals and Foundations around the world.

Tibetan Women's Association (India)

Name of Administrative Contact: Mrs. Dolkar Lhamo Kirti
Street Address: c/o Bhagsunag Road, PO McLeod Ganj
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Dharamsala (HP) 176215, INDIA
Telephone Number: 91 1892 21198 / 91 1892 21527
Fax Number: 91 1892 21527 / 91 189221528
Email Address: twa@del2.vsnl.net.in

Tibetan Youth Congress (India)

Name of Administrative Contact: Tsetan Norbu
Street Address: PO McLeod Ganj
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Dharamsala (HP) 176215, INDIA
Telephone Number: 91 1892 21554
Fax Number: 91 1892 21849
Email Address: tyc@del2.vsnl.net.in

[National Endowment for Democracy] ENDOWMENT-FUNDED HUMAN RIGHTS PROGRAMS IN FY02 AND FY03

Training Programs

China (Tibet): Tibetan Youth Congress organizes intensive leadership-training courses for Tibetan college students in India, facilitating their involvement in the political struggle for democracy and human rights in Tibet.


-- A Survey and Analysis of "Supporting Human Rights and Democracy: The U.S. Record 2002-2003": Hearing Before the Committee on International Relations House of Representatives, 108th Congress, First Session, July 9, 2003


Union of Indo Tibet Friends (India)

Name of Administrative Contact: IÂ Sri A.K.S. Rathod (Founder President)
IIÂ Sri Sanjay Kr. Singh (General Secretary)
Street Address: New Alkapuri, Behind DPS
Sai Kripa Apartment, 2nd Floor – 2B
P.O. Doranda, Ranchi – 834002
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Ranchi - 834002, Jharkhand, BHARAT
Telephone Number: 09031971676, 09931190782
Email Address: indotibetfriends.aksr@gmail.com
indotibetfrieds.sanjay@gmail.com

UITF is a non-profit organization working for the Liberty, Dignity, Justice and Democracy of Tibet. It is matter of concern that many nations in the world are in favor of democracy in Tibet but it is still under the puppet Communism Government of China.

Japan Committee for Tibet (Japan)

Name of Administrative Contact: Shuei Kobayashi
Street Address: 5-60-1 Sakae-cho, Tachikawa-shi
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Tokyo, JAPAN
Telephone Number: 81-425-36-1332
Fax Number: 34-4334

The Milarepa Fund - Japan (Japan)

Name of Administrative Contact: Tomoko Tahara
Street Address: 1-43-18 Apt. V-202 Uehara
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code:
Shibuya Tokyo 151-0064,Japan
Telephone Number: 81 3 5465 0844
Fax Number: 81 3 5465 0834
Email Address: milarepa.09@g4.mnx.ne.jp

Tibet Culture Centre INL - Japan (Japan)

Street Address: 2F, 3-12 6Chome, Shimbashi
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Minato-ku, Tokyo 105, Japan
Telephone Number: +81-3-3578-8222
Fax Number: +81-3-3578-8245

Tibet Support Network Japan (Japan)

Name of Administrative Contact: Rev. Shuei KOBAYASHI
Street Address: 5-60-1 Sakai Cho
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Tachikawa Shi, Tokyo 190-0003, Japan
Telephone Number: 81-425-36-1332
Fax Number: 81-425-34-4334

13 Tibet Support groups jointly formed the TSNJ (Tibet Support Network Japan) in order to enhance the effectiveness of TSG work in Japan.

Tibetan Snowlion Friendship Society (Japan)

Name of Administrative Contacts: President Tenzin Dolkar, F. Morita
Street Address: Inside Tibetan Restaurant Rangzen
Dotemachi Marutamachi sagaru, Komano-cho 554-3
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Kamigyo-ku, 602 Kyoto Japan
Telephone Number: 81-75-256-0859
Fax Number: 81-75-256-0859
Email Address: snowlion@mbox.kyoto-inet.or.jp
Web Page URL (Address): http://web.kyoto-inet.or.jp/people/snowlion/

Friends of Tibet - Pakistan (Pakistan)

Email Address: friendsoftibet.pakistan@gmail.com
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.friendsoftibet.org/pakistan/

Taiwan Friends of Tibet (Taiwan)

Name of Administrative Contact: Li, Jiehmei
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Taipei, Taiwan
Email Address: freetibet.tw@gmail.com
Web Page URL (Address): http://blog.yam.com/taiwanfortibet

Taiwan Friends of Tibet is a non-governmental organization concerning the human rights in Tibet. We are against the abuse of human rights in Tibet and support Tibetan people with expression and action to have political, economic, social, cultural and religious rights according to the international law.

Australia Tibet Council (Australia)

Name of Administrative Contact: Paul Bourke
Street Address: PO Box 704
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Darlinghurst NSW 1300, Australia
Telephone Number: 61-02 9283 3466
Fax Number: 61-02 9283 3846
Email Address: tibetcouncil@atc.org.au
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.atc.org.au/

ATC was established in 1988 as Australia's first national Tibet support organisation and has dynamic Branches and Action Groups in every Australian state and a National Office in Sydney.

ATC publicises the latest news from Tibet, provides briefings to organisations, individuals and the media, lobbies parliamentarians and organises specific campaigns.

Australian Tibetan Society (Australia)

Street Address: 5/62 Dover Road
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Rose Bay NSW 2029 Australia

Australian Tibetan Association (Australia)

Name of Administrative Contact: Namgyal Tsering
Street Address: PO Box 347
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Killara NSW 2071, AUSTRALIA
Telephone Number: (02) 416.4937
Fax Number: (02) 416.2635

Dhargyey Buddhist Centre, New Zealand (Australia)

Name of Administrative Contact: Jane Gillespie (Director)
Street Address: 22 Royal Terrace
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Dunedin, New Zealand 9006
Telephone Number: +64-3 4778374
Fax Number: +64-3-4749623
Email Address: jgillespie@clear.net.nz
Web Page URL (Address): Tibet Awareness Pages: http://tibet.dharmakara.net/
Dhargyey Buddhist Centre Home Page: http://dbc.dharmakara.net/

Freedom in Tibet Association (Australia)

Name of Administrative Contact: Alma Aldrete
Street Address: 50/A Swaine Ave
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Rose Park 5067 Australia

Friends of Tibet New Zealand (Australia)

Name of Administrative Contact: Thuten Kesang
Street Address: P.O. Box 66 002 Beachhaven
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: North Shore City,Auckland 0749, New Zealand
Telephone Number: 64 9 483 7275
Fax Number: 64 9 483 7275
Email Address: kesang@pl.net
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.friends-of-tibet.org.nz/

Friends of Tibet (NZ) was established in 1986, to promote Tibet issue amongst the New Zealand general public.

We do this through public speaking, Newsletters and regular meetings. Today we have Branches in all major cities in New Zealand.

We identify ourselves as an political organisation, who's Aim and Objectives are to push New Zealand Government to recognise Tibet as an Occupied Country. We give financial support to Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy and Gu Chu Som organisation in Dharamsala. 95% of our members sponsor Tibetan children in TCV and THF schools in India.

Office of Tibet, Australia/Tibet Information Office (Australia)

Name of Administrative Contact: Chhime Rigzing
Street Address: 3 Weld Street
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: YarralumlaCanberra ACT, 2600
Telephone Number: (61-6) 285 4046 and (61-6) 282 4306
Fax Number: (61-6) 282 4301

Students for a Free Tibet New Zealand/Aotearoa (Australia)

Name of Administrative Contact: Angela Dempster-Passang
Street Address: c/o OTAGO UNIVERSITY STUDENTS ASSOCIATION, P.O. Box 1436,
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Dunedin, New Zealand
Telephone Number: 3-4738352 021-1263958
Fax Number: 3-4738352
Email Address: sftibet.dunedin@gmail.com
Web Page URL (Address): http://sft.ousa.org.nz/, http://www.myspace.com/studentsfreetibetuniotago

SFT (NZ) is operating via SFT University of Otago Chapter in Dunedin. We have a strong Tibetan community here, and undertake activities to put Tibetan culture into the public eye, and demonstrate clearly that it is about outreach with China - not anger about the past. We mainly have done this by music concerts and Panchen Rinpoche camping hunger strikes on the Uni Lawn!

Tibet Support Group-Australia (Australia)

Name of Administrative Contact: Rose Dow
Street Address: Box 3112 Norwood
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: 5067, South Australia, Australia
Email Address: tarafortibet@hotmail.com
Web Page URL (Address): http://http://www.tibetsupportgroup.org/

Tibet Support Group (TSG) is an Australian based group of volunteers who aim to assist Tibetan refugees living in India with humanitarian and educational support. We set up sponsorships and raise funds to provide educational opportunities and humanitarian aid to individuals and families. TSG has been supporting Tibetan refugees in India for over 25 years now.

It is Tibet Support Group's intention to provide support for Tibetans experiencing hardships, medical and financial and to provide education and training opportunities.

Tibetan Children's Relief Society of New Zealand (Australia)

Name of Administrative Contact: Geoff Pownall, Secretary
Street Address: PO Box 66002
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Beachhaven, Auckland 0749, New Zealand
Telephone Number: 64 9 627 9565 or 64 21 627 014
Fax Number: 64 9 627 9582
Email Address: gbpownall@xtra.co.nz
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.tcrs.org.nz/

The Society was formed in 1964 to build a home for refugee children at the Tibetan Children's Village in Upper Dharamsala. The New Zealand home was the second home to be built in the village.

The society raises funds for the building and maintenance of the home as well as sponsorships for the health, welfare and education of children at the Tibetan Children's Villages and Tibetan Homes Foundation.

Tibetan Community of Australia (Victoria) (Australia)

Name of Administrative Contact: Sonam DolkarShatsang
Street Address: P.O. Box 146
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Kew East,Victoria 3102,Australia
Telephone Number: 61 3 9859 7106
Fax Number: 61 3 9859 7106
Email Address: shatsang@mpx.com.au

Tibetan Friendship Group Australia (Inc) (Australia)

Name of Administrative Contact: Ann Trenoweth (President)
Street Address: PO Box 39
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Gordon NSW Australia 2072
Telephone Number: +612 97990613
Fax Number: +612 97990617
Email Address: info@tfg.org.au
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.tfg.org.au

We are a humanitarian support group, working since 1969, providing sponsorships, community projects and health care programs.

Voice of Tibet Inc. Australia (Australia)

Name of Administrative Contact: Mr. Tenpa Dukdag
Street Address: P.O. Box 1759
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Dee Why, Sydney, NSW 2099, Australia
Telephone Number: (02) 8212 4337
Fax Number: (02) 9559 3433
Email Address: voice_tibet@yahoo.com.au

We are Tibetan Australians Promoting Human Rights, Democratic Freedoms & Self-determination for the people of Tibet based on the principles of "Middle-Way Approach" of His Holiness The Dalai Lama.

Tibet Support Group - Albania (Albania)

Name of Administrative Contact: LUMNIE BORICI
Street Address: LGJ.50,RGJ.:DEDE GIJON LULIPALLATI 1, AP.31/H2
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: TIRANA ALBANIA

Danish Tibetan Cultural Society (Denmark)

Name of Administrative Contact: Pernille Fogh Christensen
Street Address: Ryesgade 90A
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Copenhagen 2100,Denmark
Telephone Number: 45-35267926
Email Address: info@tibethelp.dk
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.tibethelp.dk/

Tibet Support Committee, Denmark (Denmark)

(Stoettekomiteen for Tibet)
Name of Administrative Contact: Charlotte Mathiassen
Street Address: Ryesgade 90A
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: DK-2100 Copenhagen,Denmark
Telephone Number: 354 36690
Fax Number: 45 388 0767
Email Address: nyimaling@mail.dk
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.tibetkomite.dk/

Tibet Support Group, Denmark was founded in 1989. It is an independent member organisation with an elected board. There is no paid staff and all active members work voluntarily. The TSG publishes a member magazine "Sneløven" (Snowlion) three times yearly and has a website. Its main objective is to provide well documented and updated information to the Danish public and the media and to work politically for a peaceful solution to the Tibet issue.

Tibet Charity (Denmark)

Name of Administrative Contact: Chairman: T.D. Lakha Lama
Contact person: Pia Kryger Lakha
Street Address: Niels Bohrs All 21
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: 2860 Soborg, Denmark
Telephone Number: +45 39560848
Fax Number: +45 39563829
Email Address: charity@get2net.dk
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.tibet.dk/charity/

Tibetan Community - Denmark (Denmark)

Street Address: Langelansvej 47 ATV
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: 2000 Frederiksbjerg Denmark

Tibetfriends (Denmark)

Name of Administrative Contact: Ole Sol
Street Address: Christiania 1407 K
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Copenhagen, Denmark
Telephone Number: 26566358
Fax Number: 32963807
Email Address: tibet@christiania.org
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.christiania.org/~tibet/

The object of Tibetfriends is by peaceful means:
To work for a free and democratic Tibet.
To inform about and support Tibet, Tibetans,Tibetan culture and philosophy.
To inform about violations of Human Rights.
To arrange financial support for humanitarian and cultural projects.

Campaign for Tibet - Finland (Finland)

Name of Administrative Contact: Tauno Auer
Street Address: P.O. Box 314
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: FIN-00811 Helsinki, Finland
Telephone Number: +358-9-7592519
Fax Number: +358-9-7573259
Email Address: raija@kaapeli.fi

Human Rights and info work for Tibet since 1988. We gather and distribute information on the situation in Tibet. We try to lobby e.g. in the Finnish Parliament, the media etc. in order to bring forward the Tibetan issue. We launch/participate in different campaigns with other support groups.

Finnish Tibetan Culture (Finland)

Street Address: PL 24
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: 33230 TAMPERE FINLAND
Fax Number: +358 31 2229844 MONDAY

Tiibetin Ystävät Suomessa - Friends of Tibet in Finland, FTF (Finland)

Name of Administrative Contact: Marianne Kajander
Street Address: P.O.Box 345
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: FI-00531 Helsinki, Finland
Email Address: ftf@wildmail.com
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.ftf.fi/

The objective of the FTF (according to our rules) is to fasten the world's attention on the situation of Tibet and the Tibetans; and to promote peaceful campaigning for Tibet and for the rights and the freedom of Tibetans. In addition, the objective of the FTF is to operate for the promotion and improvement of living conditions of disadvantaged Tibetan children; and to promote the preservation of Tibetan culture, including Tibetan Buddhism.

Tibet Support Group - Finland (Finland)

Name of Administrative Contact: Marjatta Naatanen
Street Address: Riihitie 23 B 16
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Helsinki 00330, FINLAND
Telephone Number: 358-0-485051
Fax Number: 358-0-485051
Email Address: mnaatanen@cc.helsinki.fi

Eco-Tibet Ireland (Ireland)

Name of Administrative Contact: Anthony O'Brien
Street Address: Shivlagh, Bunowen
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Louisburgh, County Mayo, Ireland
Telephone Number: 353-98 23791
Fax Number: 353-98 23791
Email Address: antodob@gmail.com

Tibet Support Group - Ireland (Ireland)

Name of Administrative Contact: Neil Steedman
Street Address: Whitepark
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Arklow, Co. Wicklow, IRELAND
Email Address: tibetire@indigo.ie

Tibet Trust/Tibet Action - N. Ireland (Ireland)

Name of Administrative Contact: Nikki Abon
Street Address: PO Box 52
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Coleraine, Northern Ireland BT52 IRFUK

Tibetan Community in Ireland (Ireland)

Name of Administrative Contact: Mr Namgyal Damdul, Chairman
Street Address: 57 Mountjoy Street
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Dublin-7, Republic of Ireland.
Telephone Number: Mobile: +353-876623410, + 353 857024373
Email Address: tibetancommunityinireland@gmail.com
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.tibetancommunityinireland.com/

The Tibetan Community in Ireland is a community-based organization formed on 14th October, 2007 by Tibetans living in the Republic of Ireland. It represents the rights and needs of the Tibetans living in Ireland and works for the Tibetan cause which is based on truth and non-violence. The community's day to day business is managed by the Chairman and the Treasurer of the Community. The Council of Members govern the functioning of the Community.

Tibet Unterstutzung Liechtenstein (Liechtenstein)

Name of Administrative Contact: Renate Mueller
Street Address: Postfach 961
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: FL-9490 Vaduz,Liechtenstein
Telephone Number: 423 232 61 38
Fax Number: 423 232 6168
Email Address: tul@powersurf.li

Macedonia Friends of Tibet (Macedonia)

Name of Administrative Contact: Sasko Rocevski
Street Address: Ul.MIHAIL CAKOV BR 7-3-18
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Skopje, Macedonia
Telephone Number: 0038922778308
Email Address: saskorocevski@yahoo.com

Association des Amis du Tibet eu Pologne (Poland)

Name of Administrative Contact: Eva Kedzierska
Street Address: Ul. Bonifacego89m60
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Poland
Telephone Number: 48 22 842 2617
Email Address: kanyszka@go2.pl

EVOT (Poland)

Name of Administrative Contact: Zbigniew Lisiecki
Street Address: ul.Waszyngtona 16 m 7
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: 03-910 Warszawa, Poland
Telephone Number: +48 22 617656
Email Address: webmaster@evot.org
Web Page URL (Address): http://tibet.evot.org/

Evote provides a list of addresses where letters for Tibet's independence can be directed.

Free Tibet Klub Gaja - Poland (Poland)

Name of Administrative Contact: JACEK BOZEK
Street Address: NAD WILKOWKA 24
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: PL-43-365 WILKOWICE POLEN

Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights (Poland)

Name of Administrative Contact: Adam Koziel, Tibet Desk
Street Address: ul. Zgoda 11
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: 00-018 Warsaw, Poland
Telephone Number: (48-22) 5564450, 5564452
Fax Number: (48-22) 8281008
Email Address: adam@hfhrpol.waw.pl
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.hfhrpol.waw.pl/Tybet/

Polish Movement for Free Tibet (Poland)

Name of Administrative Contact: Kedzierska Ewa
Contact in Poland: Michal Orzechowski michalor@hotmail.com
Street Address: Ch. des Sauges 35
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: 1018 Lausanne, Switzerland
Telephone Number: 004121/ 647 43 06
Fax Number: 004121/ 647 43 06
Email Address: ewafreetibet@hotmail.com

Created after a rally in front of Chinese embassy, on 10th of March, 2000, which gathered more than 100 people.

Completes the activities of Polish Associations of Friends of Tibet, (in Poland since 10 years ago), but the difference is that we cooperate with other support groups in Europe (chiefly, French-speaking).

I'm for a moment in Switzerland, and coordinate, as a President of PMFT, actions from here.

Our future actions include: Tibetan day on 1th of December, and will try to organise again a rally on 10th Dec. in front of Chinese embassy.

We need Tibetan flags, if you can supply.
Thanks.
Ewa

Students for a Free Tibet Poland (Poland)

Name of Administrative Contact: Piotr Cykowski
Email Address: kontakt@sftpoland.org
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.sftpoland.org/

Wolney Tibet - Poland (Poland)

Name of Administrative Contact: Jacek Bozek
Street Address: Nad Wilkowka 24
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Wilkowice 43-365 Poland

Friends of Tibet - Tuva, Russia (Russia)

Name of Administrative Contact: Opeu-ool Ouliana
Street Address: Lenin Street h. 32, r. 103
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Kyzyl, 667000, Tuva, Russia
Telephone Number: 8 (394) 22-370-65 / 3722-26
Fax Number: 8 (394) 22-370-65

Kalmyic Friends of Tibet (Russia)

Name of Administrative Contact: Kookueva Antonina, Ivanovna
Street Address: Elista, 8-55-5 (?)
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Kalmyic, RUSSIA
Telephone Number: (847-22) 5-56-97 / 5-08-38
Fax Number: (847-22) 6-0072

Lotus (Russia)

Name of Administrative Contact: Valery Pavlov
Street Address: Hrustalnaj str. 51-113
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Ekaterinburg, Russia, 620138
Telephone Number: 74-23-81
Email Address: emts@ekaterinburg.rosprint.ru
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.skyman.ru/~lotos

Our dharma-centre founding ven. Eshe-Lodoi Rinpoche. We practice Tibetan Buddhism.

Russia Friends of Tibet (Russia)

Name of Administrative Contact: MARGARITA KOJEVNIKOVAATTN. KOJEVNIKOVA
Street Address: 193015 ST. PETERSBURG
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: 45-82 TAVRICHESKAYA RUSSIA
Telephone Number: +7 812 2744439 HOME+7 812 2719832
Fax Number: +7 812 2720727,+7 812 5539911,

Society Friends of Tibet, Moscow (Russia)

Name of Administrative Contact: Shagolarova Dulma
Street Address: Leninski Prospekt, 123-1-375
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Moscow 117513, RUSSIA
Telephone Number: 438-17-87

St. Petersburg Friends of Tibet Society (Russia)

Name of Administrative Contact: Margarite Kojevnikova
Street Address: Tavricheskaya, 45 - 82
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: St. Petersbourg, 193015, RUSSIA
Telephone Number: 7-812-274-4439
Fax Number: 7-812-264-6431
Email Address: odt@narthang.spc.su
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.tibet-site.spb.ru/

Tibet-Himalayas Society, St. Petersburg University (Russia)

Name of Administrative Contacts: President Prof. Victor Rapoport, Director Elena Mazalova/b>
Street Address: Universitetskaya nab.7/9
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: St.Petersburg, Russia, 199034
Telephone Number: 007 812 218 78 11
Fax Number: 007 812 218 44 21
Email Address: lena@hq.pu.ru
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.csr.spbu.ru/mazalova/

Tibet-Himalayas Scientific-Cultural Society exists in St.Petersburg University for two years. Main aims of this society are the developing in St. Petersburg University scientific, cultural and sport activities in the Tibet-Himalayas region. Look on our WEB-page http://www.csr.spbu.ru/mazalova/.

TSG Krasnodar Region (Russia)

Name of Administrative Contact: Tatiana Pavlenko
Street Address: Vlasova Str. 257
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Krasnodar, Russia zip.350004
Telephone Number: +7-918-39-43-309; +7-861-226-40-19
Email Address: dakini2000@rambler.ru, kr-astro@nm.ru

TSG Sochi Region (Russia)

Name of Administrative Contact: Stanislav Scherbatov
Street Address: Vlasova Str. 257
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Krasnodar, Russia zip.350004
Telephone Number: dakini2000@rambler.ru, kr-astro@nm.ru

Foundation Dharmaling (Slovenia)

Name of Administrative Contact: Jon Jamnikar (Director)
Street Address: Melikova 1
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Ljubljana, 1000, Slovenia
Telephone Number: 00386 40 125 512
Email Address: office@zavod.dharmaling.org
Web Page URL (Address): http://zavod.dharmaling.org/

Our mission is to provide peace and humanity in all aspects of life. By believing that change can be achieved through constant and well thought action, we actively work on areas that enhance quality of life. We expose important issues to relevant authorities, promote peace, educate to democracy, help those in need by improving health conditions and organizing humanitarian activities. Our focus is long term success.

Tibet Support Group - Slovenia (Društvo za podporo Tibetu) (Slovenia)

Name of Administrative Contact: Jernej Koselj
Street Address: Adamičeva ulica 2
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: 1117 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Telephone Number: +38631628945
Email Address: info@podpora-tibetu.org
Web Page URL (Address): http://podpora-tibetu.org/

This newly created TSG, is a team of volunteers, motivated and concerned by the situation in Tibet, from political and cultural points of view.

Comité de Soutien au Peuple Tibetain - Suisse (Switzerland)

Name of Administrative Contact: Ms. Jeanine Sdaerer, Mrs. Claude Levenson and Mrs. Christiane Suter
Street Address: Case Postale 57
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Lausanne 6 , CH-1000, SWITZERLAND
Telephone Number: 41 26 424 8186
Fax Number: 41 26 424 8186
Email Address: nuli.zurron@freesurf.ch

Dra-ba (Switzerland)

Name of Administrative Contact: Claudia Masüger
Street Address: Im Oberstadel 19
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: CH - 8405 Winterthur, Switzerland
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.dra-ba.net/

Dhotoe Chushi Gangdrug, Europe (Switzerland)

Name of Administrative Contact: Tashi Wangdü Khorlotsang
Street Address: Illnauerstr. 30
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: 8307 Effretikon, Switzerland
Telephone Number: 0041 52 343 89 70
Email Address: lordtwk@bluewin.ch
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.chushigangdrug.com/

Gesellschaft Schweizerisch-Tibetische Freundschaft (Switzerland)

Name of Administrative Contact: President: Yangchen Büchli
Vice President: Jean-Pierre Sauthier
Street Address: Binzstrasse 15
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Zurich, Switzerland, 8045
Telephone Number: +41 1 451 38 38
Fax Number: +41 1 451 3868
Email Address: gstf@bluewin.ch
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.tibetfocus.com/

Lungta (Switzerland)

Name of Administrative Contact: Chrstophe Besuchet
Street Address: P.O. Box 2204
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Geneva 2 CH-1211 Switzerland

la Porte du Tibet/ Geneva Tibet Support Group (Commitè de Soutien au Peuple Tibetain.) (Switzerland)

Name of Administrative Contacts: Girardin Vèronique - Arnal Jacques
Street Address: 15,Rue des Savoises
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: GENEVA 1205. SWITZERLAND
Telephone Number: 0041-22 320 63 20
Fax Number: 0041-22 320 63 20
Email Address: portetibet@bluewin.ch
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.tibetfreunde.ch/

We opened our new office this 26th October. In our new office you can find news, informations, actions for Tibetan human rights, books and Tibetan handicrafs.

Formerly we were Commitè de Soutien au Peuple Tibetain.

Tibet Bureau - Geneva (Switzerland)

Street Address: Place de la Navigation 10
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: 1201 Geneva, Switzerland

Tibet Democratie (Switzerland)

Name of Administrative Contact: Mr. Thierry Kallfass
Street Address: Poterie 6
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: CH-1202 -Geneva, Switzerland
Telephone Number: 0041 22 3447602
Email Address: tkallfass@smile.ch

Supporting Mrs Claude B. Levenson work and some projects liken Clean Kailash in Tibet.

Tibet Initiative Basel (Switzerland)

Name of Administrative Contact: Tashi Tsering
Street Address: Utengasse 25
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Basel CH - 4058, SWITZERLAND
Telephone Number: 0041-61-681-1617
Fax Number: 681-7063

Tibet Support Group - Switzerland (Switzerland)

Street Address: Entrebois 57
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: 1018 Lausanne Switzerland

Tibetan Community - Switzerland and Liechtenstein (Switzerland)

Name of Administrative Contact: Jampa Tsering, President
Street Address: Binzstrasse 15
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: CH-8045 , Zürich, Switzerland
Telephone Number: Tel. 0041 52 383 3018
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.tibetswiss.com/

Tibetan Folklore Association (Switzerland)

Name of Administrative Contact: Mr. Tekhang Chungthak, President
Street Address: Hörnli str.76
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: 8400 Winterthur, Switzerland
Telephone Number: 0041-52-2325067
Email Address: tib_folklore@hotmail.com
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.geocities.com/tib_folklore/

Tibetan Refugee Educational Effort (Switzerland)

Name of Administrative Contact: Phillip & Lill Sturgeon
Street Address: Postfach 43
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: 3920 Zarmatt Switzerland

Tibetan Woman Organization - Switzerland (Switzerland)

Name of Administrative Contact: Namgyal Phala
Street Address: Farmerstr. 14
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Winterthur 8400, SWITZERLAND
Telephone Number: 052-242-3213
Fax Number: 052-738-7941 (0041)
Email Address: namling@ld.unibe.ch

Tibetan Youth Association in Europe (Switzerland)

Name of Administrative Contact: Kelsang Gope
Street Address: Binzstrasse 15
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: CH-8045 Zurich, Switzerland
Telephone Number: +41 79 506 85 12
Fax Number: +41 1 450 88 55
Email Address: info@tibetanyouth.org
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.tibetanyouth.org/

Direct actions, campaigning, socio-cultural exchange between young Tibetans, empower and train young Tibetans in the struggle for a Free Tibet.

Verein Tibetfreunde, Switzerland (Switzerland)

Name of Administrative Contacts: Samra Losinger, President
Street Address: Kramgasse /Postfach 825
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: CH-3000 Bern 8, Switzerland
Telephone Number: 0041 31 311 37 36
Fax Number: 0041 31 311 27 69
Email Address: samra.losinger@bluewin.ch
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.tibetfreunde.ch/

Association TIBET FREUNDE has the concern to preserve the threatened identity and culture of Tibetans through development cooperation.

We provide sponsorships and support education and health projects in India and Nepal.
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Austrian Committee for Tibet (Austria)

Name of Administrative Contact: Lobsang Gyalpo
Street Address: Neustift am Walde 26/8
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: 1190 Vienna, Austria
Telephone Number: 43-1-440-2375
Email Address: Lobsang.Gyalpo@gmx.net

Austrian Committee for Tibet is a Committee of Austrian Members of Parliament representing all the political parties in Austrian Parliament, as well as Tibet Support Groups in Austria.

Gesellschaft Für Bedrohte Völker (Austria)

Name of Administrative Contact: CLAUDIA NEYER
Street Address: MUTTERSTRASSE 25
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: A-6800 FELDKIRCHAUSTRIA
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.logic.at/tibet/

Gesellschaft Für Bedrohte Völker -Tibetkoordination (Austria)

Name of Administrative Contact: Daniela Luschin
Street Address: Prinz-Eugen-Str. 52/5
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: 1040 Wien, Austria
Telephone Number: 043 699/ 10809503
Fax Number: 43 1/503 49 91
Email Address: Daniela.Luschin@blackbox.net
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.unet.univie.ac.at/~a960259/

Gesellschaft Save Tibet (Austria)

Name of Administrative Contact: Ms. Elisabeth Zimmermann
Street Address: Lobenhauerngasse 5
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: A-1170 Wien, Austria
Telephone Number: +43-1-4849087
Fax Number: +43-1-4849087
Email Address: save@tibet.at
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.tibet.at/

Mission statement: SAVE TIBET is a Tibet support group with more than a dozen volunteer activists and many supporting members. We do lobbying work, disseminate information to the public and to our members, organize events featuring Tibetan culture, advise Tibet travellers, collect funds for projects in exile settlements and in Tibet, etc. We co-operate with the Government-in-Exile and the representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Austria and Switzerland in our work.

Syamatara Ö:sterreich Tibethilfe (Austria)

Name of Administrative Contact: Hugo Klinger
Street Address: Steinfeld 5
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: A-6068 MILS, Austria
Telephone Number: 0043-5223-43600
Fax Number: 0043-5223-43700
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.logic.at/tibet/

Tibetan Community - Austria (Austria)

Name of Administrative Contact: Mrs. Tseten Zöchbauer
Street Address: Tibet Restaurant, Wähering Gürtel 102
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: A - 1090, Vienna, Austria
Telephone Number: Tel +43-1-4402375
Email Address: office@tibetans.at
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.tibetans.at/

Tibetan Nomads (Austria)

Name of Administrative Contact: Amchok CHOETAR
Street Address: Breitenfeldergasse 18/10
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: A- 1080 Vienna Austria
Telephone Number: 0043-1-4077438
Fax Number: 0043-1-4077438
Email Address: ch.amchok@xpoint.at
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.logic.at/tibet/

We are mainly concerned about the life of nomads in Tibet and how we can help them protect their traditional way of life under the Chinese rule.

Verein Freunde Tibets - Austria (Austria)

Name of Administrative Contact: MICHAEL LUGGER
Street Address: ALBERTGASSE 30/2/13
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: A- 1080 WIENAUSTRIA
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.logic.at/tibet/

Association Bulgaria-Tibet (Bulgaria)

Name of Administrative Contact: Ivan Andreev
Street Address: 5, Shandor Petioffstr
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: 1606 Sofia Bulgaria

Bulgarian Tibetan Friendship Society (Bulgaria)

Name of Administrative Contact: Georgi Zhelyazkov
Street Address: 336 Sofia-Lyulin, BL. 628, VH. 2, Apt. 43
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Sofia (?), Bulgaria
Telephone Number: +359/2/66-52-87
Fax Number: +359/2/66-52-87

Centre for Tibetan and Central Asian Studies - Bulgaria (Bulgaria)

Name of Administrative Contact: GEORGI SVECHNIKOV
Street Address: 23, TZARIGRADSKO SHOSSE
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: SOFIA BULGARIA
Telephone Number: 359 2 44 526
Fax Number: 359 2 44 526

Act for Tibet (England)

Name of Administrative Contact: Isabel Losada
Telephone Number: 07957 397 190
Email Address: contact@actfortibet.org
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.actfortibet.org/

If you want to take effective (and maybe individual) action for Tibet this website is an information and action resource for you.

We do not seek independence - we consider the Dalai Lama is a wise man - a pragmatist and a realist.

For this reason we support him and his Government is seeking a genuine autonomy for the Tibetan People.

We are not a membership organisation and we do not just ask you for money.

We invite you to take positive action.

Please visit.

Appropriate Technology for Tibetans (ApTibeT) (England)

Name of Administrative Contact: Sean Jones, Treasurer & Trustee
Street Address: First Floor, 89-93 Fonthill Road
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: London N4 3JH, UK
Telephone Number: 44 (0)207 281 8180
Fax Number: 44 (0)207 281 8280
Email Address: aptibet@gn.apc.org
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.aptibet.org/

What we do: ApTibeT is an environmental NGO working in international development at grassroots level with the poorest Tibetan communities wherever they might be, saving lives and facilitating their building a sustainable future through the use of appropriate technologies.

Brighton Tibet Link (England)

Name of Administrative Contacts: Larry Gethin
Street Address: 24 Freshfield Street
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Brighton BN2 2ZG, ENGLAND U.K.
Telephone Number: 01273 675803
Fax Number: 01273 675803
Email Address: info@brightontibetlink.org.uk
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.brightontibetlink.org.uk/

The Foundation for the Preservation of Tibetan Medicine (England)

Name of Administrative Contact: Susie Altmeyer-Ennis
Street Address: 36 Hyde Abbey Road
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Winchester, Hampshire, England, SO23 7DA
Fax Number: (01962) 621 734
Email Address: altmeyer@cintranet.co.uk

The Foundation for the Preservation is a Charity which is dedicated to the renewal of the ancient system of Tibetan Medicine. We seek to educate the West about Tibetan Medicine's history, strengths and weaknesses. We seek to bring sufficient resources to allow schools, mentorships and medicinal plant gardens to thrive. We are committed to the sources of healing: the doctors, patients and plants which have sustained Tibetan Medicine for thousands of years.

Our main objectives at the present time are the maintenance and development of the following projects:

Sister Palmo's Medical School for Ladakhi Nuns.
Amchi Smanla's school and research centre in Zanskar.
Supporting scholarships for new students at Amchi Smanla's school in Nurla, Ladakh.
Development of a medicinal plant preservation project by Anchi Ngawang.

Four Directions UK (England)

Name of Administrative Contact: David Meanwell
Street Address: 31 Caversham Avenue
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Sutton, Surrey, United Kingdom, SM3 9AQ
Telephone Number: +44 (0)7711 023 193
Email Address: four.directions@virgin.net
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.fourdirections.org.uk

Our Mission:

Four Directions UK is committed to raising the profile of Tibet and the struggle of the Tibetan people for political, cultural and religious freedom in their own land. We work to increase awareness of the human rights abuses faced by Tibetans in Tibet and to influence key decision makers to support Tibet.

We also run the Tibet Urgent Response Network (TURN), an emailing list. Perhaps you would be able to add this to your mailing lists entry? Tibet Urgent Response Network issues regular email alerts (about twelve per year) to enable activists to campaign on behalf of Tibet and Tibetans. Subscriptions are free, just send a blank email with "Subscribe" in the subject line to tibet.response - at - virgin.net.

Free Tibet Campaign (England)

Name of Administrative Contact: Matthew Whitticase, Director's Assistant
Street Address: 28 Charles Square
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: London, N1 6HT, UK
Telephone Number: 44 (0)20 7324 4605
Fax Number: 44 (0)20 7324 4606
Email Address: mail@freetibet.org
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.freetibet.org/

An independent membership organisation campaigning in support of the rights of the Tibetan people to freedom and independence.

Friends of Tibet - U.K. (England)

Name of Administrative Contact: David Meanwell
Email Address: david.meanwell@friendsoftibet.org
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.friendsoftibet.org/uk/

Help Tibet (England)

Name of Administrative Contact: Isabelle White
Street Address: PO Box 138 Barnes
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: London SW13 9RN, UK
Telephone Number: 020 8748 8784
Fax Number: 020 8748 8784
Email Address: mail@helptibet.fsnet.co.uk

Mission Statement: Help Tibet works in partnership with people of Tibetan origin to promote sustainable communities and to develop initiatives which support the well being of the most vulnerable.

Independent Tibet Network (formerly Campaign Free Tibet) (England)

Name of Administrative Contact: Denise Foley
Email Address: admin@tibettruth.com
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.tibettruth.com/

Formed in 1988 we are a research and lobbying network which campaigns for justice, human rights and independence for Tibet and East Turkestan. We are an international network where people can join our online campaigns, give donations, research information or help orphaned children.

Karmachakra Ltd (England)

Name of Administrative Contact: Matt Gruninger
Street Address: 43 Kingsgate Road
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: London, NW6 4TD, England, UK
Telephone Number: 0207 625 9394
Email Address: matt@karmachakra.co.uk

Meridian Trust (England)

Name of Administrative Contacts: Gill Farrer-Halls and Ilsa Fatt
Street Address: 5 Torrens St.
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: London EC1V 1NQ England
Telephone Number: 0171 278 2576
Fax Number: 0171837 2800
Email Address: 100637.3454@compuserve.com

The Office of Tibet, London (England)

Name of Administrative Contact: Thubten Samdup
Street Address: Tibet House, 1 Culworth Street
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: London NW8 7AF U.K.
Telephone Number: + 44 20 7722 5378
Fax Number: + 44 7722 0362
Email Address: info@tibet.com
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.tibet.net/

The Office of Tibet in London is the official agency of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Central Tibetan Administration in-exile in Northern Europe, the Baltic States and Poland.

Tibet Foundation (England)

Name of Administrative Contact: Karma Hardy (Director)
Street Address: 1 St. James's Market
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: London SW1Y 4SB, England, UK
Telephone Number: +44 20 7930 6001
Fax Number: +44 20 7930 6002
Email Address: office@tibet-foundation.org
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.tibet-foundation.org/
Registered Charity 292400

Tibet House - UK (England)

Street Address: 1 Culworth Street
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: London NW8 7AF U.K.
Telephone Number: (44-71) 722-5378
Fax Number: (44-71) 722-0362

Tibet House/Pestalozzi Children's Village (England)

Street Address: Sedlescombe Battle
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: E Sussex TN 33 OhrUK

Tibet Society of the U.K. (England)

Name of Administrative Contact: Ms Philippa Carrick
Street Address: Unit 9, 139 Fonthill Road
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Finsbury Park, London N4 3HF, UK
Telephone Number: (44) 20-7272-1414
Fax Number: (44) 20-7272-1410
Email Address: info@tibetsociety.com
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.tibetsociety.com/

The Tibet Society of the UK is the world's oldest group to support Tibet's independence. It was established within hours of the Dalai Lama's flight from Tibet in 1959. Today the Society works to raise public awareness of the plight of Tibet, and through its charitable wing, the Tibet Relief Fund, raises funds to support the Tibetan people in Tibet, India and Nepal.

You can join the Tibet Society for £20 per year (details on our web page). This helps us to lobby the UK government through the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Tibet. We keep our members informed of all up to date developments on Tibet, organise lectures and cultural events and the annual Ennals Memorial Lecture.

The Tibet Relief Fund provides clean water, education, healthcare and employment projects in Tibet, India and Nepal. We also run a sponsorship scheme, helping more than 1,000 Tibetan children in exile.

Tibetan Community - Britain (England)

Name of Administrative Contact: Tashi Phuntsok
Street Address: 91A High Street, Thornton Heath,
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Surrey CR7 8RY, UK
Telephone Number: 44 (0)208 683 4319

Aide A L'Enfance Tibetaine (France)

Name of Administrative Contact: Pottier Yvette
Street Address: 8 rue de Boulangers
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Paris 75005, France
Telephone Number: From Within France: 01.46.33.76.31
From Outside France: 33.1.46.33.76.31

The purpose of this association is to sponsor studies of Tibetan children during 7 years each. There are about 3000 children helped in this way. It is connected to the TCV organization (see the book of Jetsun Pema).

Aide aux Refugies Tibetains (Tibetan Refugee Relief) France (France)

Name of Administrative Contact: Alain Dorje
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: France
Telephone Number: 0631751313

Alpes Tibet (France)

Name of Administrative Contact: Claude Moulin
Street Address: 46 rue St Laurent
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: 38 000, Grenoble, France
Telephone Number: 33 4 76 13 28 85
Fax Number: 33 4 76 13 2885
Email Address: alpes.tibet@free.fr

Nos Amis de l'Himalaya (France)

Name of Administrative Contact: anita-pascale rogeon-pinpin
Street Address: 2 place du tertre
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: CANEJAN 33610 france
Telephone Number: 05 56 75 37 49 +indicatif
Fax Number: 05 56 75 37 49 +indicatif
Email Address: anitapascale@wanadoo.fr

Asie Pacifique (France)

Name of Administrative Contact: Philippe Murcia
Street Address: 35 rue Paul Antin
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: 33800 Bordeaux, France
Telephone Number: 33 05 56 91 96 00
Email Address: p.murcia@libertysurf.fr

Association Dorje (France)

Name of Administrative Contact: Philippe Rivierre
Street Address: 12 rue de Massacre
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Chartres, Pays, France
Telephone Number: 33 2 37 90 3113
Email Address: torre-rivierre@wanadoo.fr

Association Drôme Ardèche-Tibet (France)

Name of Administrative Contact: Emmanuelle Corbeau - Fabrice Cartier - Marie Laure Maroe
Street Address: BP 420
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: 26402 Crest cedex - France
Telephone Number: (00-33)04 75 22 28 58
Email Address: Tibet26-07@wanadoo.fr
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.dromeardeche-tibet.org/

Faced with the manifest transgression by the People's Republic of China of the human rights of Tibetans; in the face of serious attacks on their cultural and religious freedom and on the lack of respect for their environment, the Association aims to: "support the Tibetan people in their non-violent struggle for freedom, to participate in publicizing its culture and to promote non-violence." It acts in connection with the Tibetan community and the National and International Support Network in Tibet. From the map given by the European Parliament resolution of July 6, 2000, a part of his actions are part of national, European and international political life.

Association Tibet Libre (France)

Street Address: 7 cour Fernand Jaeger
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Strasbourg 67000, France
Telephone Number: +33 (3) 88 27 33 00
Fax Number: +33 (3) 88 27 33 08

The Association helps mainly with sponsoring the education of young Tibetan monks in exile.

Briancon05 Urgence Tibet (France)

Name of Administrative Contact: Benoit Camard
Street Address: Maisons des Jeunes et de laculture du Brianconnais,35 rue Pasteur
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: 05100, France
Telephone Number: 33 4 92 21 36 76
Email Address: briancon05urgentibet@free.fr

Caisse d'Aide aux Prisonniers Tibetains (CAPT) (France)

Name of Administrative Contact: Judith Caris Namgyal
Street Address: 6 rue Gutenberg
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Montreuil, 93100, France
Telephone Number: 09 52 10 99 17
Email Address: judecaris@yahoo.com
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.tibet-info.net/www/Comite-de ... euple.html

Based on the suggestions of former political prisoners, such as Ganden Tashi, and french Tibet supporters wanting to follow up their actions and willing to support those victims of repression; the CSPT created in the 1990's a sponsoring programme to bring assistance to former political prisoners in exile: the CAPT.

The idea behind the programme is to help those freedom fighters to have an opportunity to study, find a job and/or an activity and adapt to a life in exile. The help is therefore limited in time (apart from older or very ill people who are considered life beneficiaries) and depends on strict conditions.

Over the past ten years, 135 individuals and their families have benefited from this programme. Today, the CAPT sponsors 51 former political prisoners.

Chagpori France (France)

Name of Administrative Contact: MONTAGNE Marie
Street Address: Quartier le Blanchissage - Chemin des Baous
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: 83210 Sollies-Toucas, France
Telephone Number: 04 94 33 34 90
06 84 77 77 48
Fax Number: 04 94 33 34 90
Email Address: bfrachagpori@tele2.fr
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.chagpori.org/
http://frachagpori.free.fr

Our Mission:

Help for Tibetan people in Ravangla and Darjeeling
Protection of Tibetan Medicine

Collectif Bretagne - Tibet (Brittany - Tibet) (France)

Name of Administrative Contact: Eric Duquesne
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Nantes, Brittany, France
Email Address: bretagne-tibet@aliceadsl.fr

Brittany-Tibet is a collective created in 2006 and which aims to make known the situation of Tibet in Britain.

Comite de Dauvegarde du Peuple Tibetain et de sa Culture (France)

Name of Administrative Contact: Francoise Bruxeille
Street Address: Les Cuques No 9, Boulevard Andre Malraux
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Plan de Cuques, 13 380, ??
Telephone Number: 0033-91-07-33-13
Fax Number: 0033-91-07-31-42
Web Page URL (Address): http://perso.infonie.fr/lamarchedutigre/

Comité de Soutien au Peuple Tibetain - France (France)

Name of Administrative Contact: Jean-Paul RIBES (President)
Jean-Marie BRODU (Secretary)
Street Address: 174 Bd Eugene Decros
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: 93260 Les Lilas - France
Telephone Number: (33) 1-30 90 98 74
Fax Number: (33) 1-30 90 88 25
Email Address: csptf@francenet.fr
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.tibet-info.net/cspt/

Comité de Soutien au Peuple Tibétain Bretagne (France)

Name of Administrative Contact: Michel Le Mell
Street Address: 3 Bois Geffroy
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: 22200 Plouisy, France
Telephone Number: 33 296 213938
Fax Number: 33 296 213938
Email Address: csptb@free.fr

Comite de Soutien au Peuple Tibetain de l'Herault (France)

Name of Administrative Contact: Christiane Anderegg
Street Address: 2 rue du Puits de Sechon
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: 34660 Cournonterral, France
Telephone Number: 33 4 678 54160
Fax Number: 33 4 678 54160
Email Address: canderegg@wanadoo.fr

C.S.P.T. Midi-Pyrenees Rencontres Tibetaines (France)

Name of Administrative Contact: Jordane de Marliave
Street Address: 44 Chemin des Izards
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: 31200 Toulouse, France
Telephone Number: 33 5 34 55 93 40
Email Address: rencontrestibetaines@free.fr
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.rencontretibetaines.free.fr/

Eco-Tibet France (France)

Name of Administrative Contact: Francoise Bonzon
Street Address: Les Aures - 26770
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: La Roche Saint - Secret, FRANCE
Telephone Number: 33-75-53-52-58
Fax Number: 33-75-53-52-58
Email Address: ecotibet@wanadoo.fr

France-Tibet (France)

Name of Administrative Contact: Marcelle Roux and Christophe Cunniet
Street Address: 10 rue Jean MACE
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: 75011 PARIS, FRANCE
Telephone Number: 33 (0)6 80 70 69 45
Fax Number: 33 (0)1 46 62 99 84
Email Address: france.tibet@tibet.fr
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.tibet.fr/

The aim of FRANCE-TIBET is to increase the knowledge of the general public so as to draw the attention of International Institutions to the urgent need to save Tibet. We participate in and organize campaigns and demonstrations. We also provide regular information on Tibet to our members and friends. In particular, we send a free e-mail letter regularly to those who request it. Just send an e-mail to france.tibet@tibet.fr with the message "abonnement" for a french version, or "english subscription" for an english version.

When you are in France, you can contact:

Marcelle ROUX :
Tel. mobile: 06 80 70 69 45
E-mail : rouxmarcelle@hotmail.com

Christophe CUNNIET
Tel. : 01 46 62 99 84 / 06 12 25 95 54
E-mail : christophe@tibet.fr

Philippe HORELLOU :
Tel 01 43 48 49 07
E-mail : horellou@hotmail.com

We are always happy to meet Tibet's other friends.

France-Tibet North of France (France)

Name of Administrative Contact: Francis Longavesne
Street Address: 408 Rue des Carliers
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Le Doulieu 59940, FRANCE
Telephone Number: 33-28-489281
Fax Number: 33-28-493572
Web Page URL (Address): http://perso.infonie.fr/lamarchedutigre/

Groupe Non-Violent (France)

Name of Administrative Contact: Louis Lecoin, Jean-Marc Bruneel
Street Address: 106 avenue du Casino, B.P. 21

Lions des neiges (France)

Name of Administrative Contact: Michel Gignoux
Street Address: 10 Rue Louis Aulagne
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: 69600 Oullins, France
Telephone Number: 33 472 669252 / 33 478 507823
Fax Number: same as tel.
Email Address: michel.gignoux@wanadoo.fr
Web Page URL (Address): http://perso.infonie.fr/lamarchedutigre/

French TSG (tibet support group) in Lyon. Fight for the recognition of the tibetan truth. Member of CFTL (Comité Français pour le Tibet Libre) which group 10 TSG (french towns of Strasbourg, Lille, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Marseille, Grenoble, Lyon. And Belgium town of Bruxelles)

Lions des Neiges Mont-Blanc (France)

Telephone Number: Valerie (president): 00 33 (0)685 32 23 78 (in french); Didier *vice-president) 00 33 (0)450 54 55 20 (in french)
Fax Number: Anne-Marie: 00 33 (0)450 54 59 62
Email Address: lionsdesneiges_montblanc@voila.fr
Web Page URL (Address): http://lionsdesneigesmontblanc.over-blog.com/

Lions des Neiges Mont-Blanc is a non political, non religious and non profit making organisation. Our aim is to support Tibet and the Tibetan so that they regain freedom. We hold many events (shows, films, Tibetan walks for peace, Tibetan New Year celebrations, Tibetan meals, lectures, debates, information stands, even paragliding baptisms...). We have also published two comic strips, Where the snow never melts.

Our actions are inspired by non violence as His Holiness the fourteenth Dalai Lama commends.

Maison des Himalayas (France)

Name of Administrative Contact: Josette Denis
Street Address: 49 rue des Pres
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: 62920 Gonnehein, France
Telephone Number: 33 3 21 56 0122
Fax Number: 33 3 21 569913
Email Address: jode185@aol.com

Maison du Tibet - Tibet Info (France)

Name of Administrative Contact: Jean Marie Brodu
Street Address: 174 Bd. E. Decros
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: 93260 Les Lilas, France
Fax Number: 33 1 48 45 12 09
Email Address: redaction@tibet-info.net
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.tibet-info.net/

May All Beings Be Happy (France)

Name of Administrative Contact: Jacques Keysers
Street Address: BP 172
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: 75967 Paris cedex 20 - France
Telephone Number: 01 40 18 32 62
Fax Number: 01 40 18 32 62

MABBH aims at informing about the situation of Tibet and Tibetans in order to help the Tibetan people.

Montagne du Bonheur (France)

Name of Administrative Contact: Pascale Rebière
Street Address: 16 rue d'Alembert
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: 75014 Paris - France
Email Address: mdb@montagnedubonheur.org
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.montagnedubonheur.org/

The goal of the the "Montagne du Bonheur" association is:

to bring humanitarian aid in the areas of health and education, without distinction of race, gender, class, religion or political opinion, to the disadvantaged populations in India and Tibet, helping Tibetan and Indian communities as well as other inhabitants;
to contribute to the safeguard of local culture and traditions;
to bring support to the people and inhabitants for which the Human Rights are criticised in addressing public and political bodies;
to provide relevant help in response to requests from local inhabitants.

Objectif Tibet (France)

Street Address: BP46
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Objectif tibet - 74140 SCIEZ France
Email Address: objectiftibet@gmail.com
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.objectif-tibet.org/

Passeport Tibetain (France)

Name of Administrative Contact: Patrice Muccini
Street Address: 6 rue Cadinot
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: 90850 Essert, France
Telephone Number: 33 3 84 28 10 39
Email Address: passeport@wanadoo.fr

Recontres Tibetaines (France)

Name of Administrative Contact: Claude Lenseigne
Street Address: Le Remoulin 31530
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Lasserre, France
Telephone Number: (33) 61-86-51-14
Fax Number: (33) 61-86-51-14

Reseau International des Femmes pour le Tibet (France)

Name of Administrative Contact: Anne Ribes
Street Address: 2 rue d'Agnou
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: 78580 Maule,France
Telephone Number: 33 130 909874
Fax Number: 33 130 908825
Email Address: jpribes@aol.com

RHONE TIBET (France)

Name of Administrative Contact: Noelle MARCOCCIA
Street Address: Secretary , 35 bld de l'europe
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: 69600 OULLINS - FRANCE
Telephone Number: 04 78 51 95 72
Email Address: rhonetibet@wanadoo.fr

Solidarite Tibet (France)

Name of Administrative Contact: Milleret Vincent
Street Address: 17 Rue Roland Garros
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: 41000 Blois, Paris, France
Telephone Number: 0033-(0)254-45-27-05
Fax Number: 0033-(0)254-42-61-53
Email Address: mailto@solidaritetibet.org
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.solidaritetibet.org/

Soutien a la Culture et a l'Art Tibetains (France)

Name of Administrative Contact: Pierre-Yves Ginet
Street Address: 23 rueNey
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: 69006 Lyon, France
Telephone Number: 33 4 72439562
Email Address: pyginet.scatibet@wanadoo.fr

Students for a Free Tibet France - Etudiants pour un Tibet Libre (France)

Name of Administrative Contact: Sègolëne Antoine
Street Address: 42, avenue des Gobelins
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: 75013 Paris France
Telephone Number: 0033 6 79 10 63 41
Email Address: etudiants@tibetlibre.org
Web Page URL (Address): http://tibetlibre.org/

Students for a Free Tibet France - Etudiants pour un Tibet Libre is the French branch of Students for a Free Tibet.

Students for a Free Tibet (SFT) works in solidarity with the Tibetan people in their struggle for freedom and independence. We are a chapter-based network of young people and activists around the world. Through education, grassroots organizing, and non-violent direct action, we campaign for Tibetans’ fundamental right to political freedom. Our role is to empower and train youth as leaders in the worldwide movement for social justice.

Tibet 59 / 62 (France)

Name of Administrative Contact: Jean Pierre Catteau
Street Address: 102 rue Pasteur
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: 62800 Lievin, France
Telephone Number: 33 3 21 44 42 95
Fax Number: 33 3 21 44 4295
Email Address: tibet@fraternet.fr

Tibet Liberte Solidarite (France)

Name of Administrative Contact: Richard Petit
Street Address: 27 rue du grand couvent
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: 13200 Arles, FRANCE
Telephone Number: +33 / 4 90 96 64 98
Email Address: tibet@richardvonklein.com

We are a regional group (south east France), a member of the french federation. We try to work for official recognition of the Tibetan Government in Exile and sino-tibetan negotiations. We organize exhibitions to promote tibetan culture.

Tibet Lion Des Neiges (France)

Name of Administrative Contact: Michele Huber
Street Address: 1c rue du Grand-Couronne
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: 67100 Strasbourg, France
Telephone Number: 33 3 88 84 61 74
Fax Number: 33 3 88 84 61 74
Email Address: tibetldn67@aol.com

TSG Bordeaux (France)

Name of Administrative Contact: Jo Reny
Street Address: 77 rue KlŽber
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: 33800 Bordeaux, France
Telephone Number: 0557.958.703
Fax Number: 0557.958.703
Email Address: reny@quaternet.fr
Web Page URL (Address): http://perso.infonie.fr/lamarchedutigre/

Tibetan Community - France (France)

Name of Administrative Contact: JIGME DORJI
Street Address: 28 RUE SORBIER
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: F-75020 PARIS FRANCE

Tibetoile (France)

Name of Administrative Contact: Henri Maupin
Street Address: 11 Impasse des Pins
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: 25550 Bavans, France
Telephone Number: 03.81.92.63.31
Email Address: contact@tibetoile.org
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.tibetoile.org

TIBETOILE is an association aiming to help the populations of the Himalayas living in India and in Nepal. Since its founding, TIBETOILE has engaged on three principal axes: the defense of the Tibetans, their culture, and the sponsorship of Tibetan and Nepalese children.

Tsowa-Maintenir la Vie (France)

Name of Administrative Contact: Alain Pasty, Marie-France Garaude-Pasty
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Runchy 71190 Mesvres, France
Telephone Number: 00 33(0)385 543 660
Email Address: presidence@tsowa.fr
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.tsowa.fr

Tsowa is a non-profit humanitarian association whose aim is to help tibetan refugees exiled in India and Nepal in the health, culture and education domains. For this, Tsowa collects funds and medicines. The association is working with local authorities to determine actions; our goal is to help create self-sufficient structures. Tsowa is fully engaged in protecting Human Rights.

Urgence Tibet (France)

Name of Administrative Contact: Marie Hudelot, Maison Milliere
Street Address: 10 rue de laChouette
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: 21000 Dijon, France
Telephone Number: 33 3 80 30 9999
Fax Number: 33 3 80 63 7010
Email Address: urgencetibet@fr.st
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.urgencetibet.fr.st/

Tibet Support Group - Hungary (Hungary)

Street Address: 1H.NEMES GEZA S.
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: 1098 BUDAPESTDESI HUBER U. 6 / IHUNGARY
Telephone Number: +36 1 127 4323
Fax Number: +36 1 127 4323

Hungarian Tibet Support Association, Sambhala Tibet Center (Hungary)

(Tibetet Segítõ Társaság Alapítvány, Sambhala Tibet Központ)
Name of Administrative Contact: Tibor Hendrey (leader)
Street Address: 1068 Budapest, Szófia u.7
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Hungary-1068
Telephone Number: 0036-1-266-8084; 00 36-30-944 02 60
Fax Number: 0036-1-266-8084; 00 36-30-944 02 60
Email Address: sambhala@elender.hu
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.tibet.hu/

The Gate of Dharma Buddhist College, Budapest (Hungary)

Name of Administrative Contacts: Pal Farkas, Tamas Agocs
Street Address: Borzsony u. 11
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Budapest 1098, HUNGARY
Telephone Number: 361-280-6712
Fax Number: 361-280-6714

All-Party Parliamentary Group For Tibet - Italy (Italy)

Name of Administrative Contact: DDr. Karl Zeller, MP c/o Associazione Italia-Tibet
Street Address: Via Pinturicchio 25
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: 20133 MILANO, Italy
Fax Number: 0039-2-70638382
Email Address: g.cologna@link-bz.comlink.apc.org

Altrimondi Tibet (Italy)

Name of Administrative Contact: Rossana Barbolla
Street Address: Via Giustiniano 45
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Impetatore, 00145 Roma, Italy
Telephone Number: 39 6 5417158
Email Address: altrimonditibet@yahoo.it

Amici del Tibet - Friends of Tibet-Italy (Italy)

Name of Administrative Contact: Ugo Papi
Street Address: Via di Pietra 84
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Rome Italy 00184
Telephone Number: 0039 066711553
Fax Number: 0039 0647826312
Email Address: info@amicideltibet.it
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.amicideltibet.it/

What we do:

To pressure Government of Italy to take initiative, in the international arena, in favour of Tibet and in favour of Tibetan Government in exile
To mobilise the public opinion in support of Tibet by cooperating with all Tibet support groups, Ngo's, cultural and social organisations.
To form Tibet lobbies in all political parties,trade unions, social organisations.
To organise Conventions, conferences, press conferences, Demonstrations, Exhibitions Protests and signature campaigns to raise awareness of the violation of basic human rights in Tibet done by China.
To publish and distribute books, pamphlets, magazines on Tibet issue.
To support the dialog between H.H. the Dalai Lama and China's Government in order to establish genuine autonomy in Tibet.
To support the Interparliamentarian group for Tibet in the Italian Parliament.
Publications of "Vivail Tibet" magazine (issued six times per year)

Associazione Italia-Tibet (Italy)

Name of Administrative Contact: Gunther Cologna
Street Address: Via Pinturicchio 25
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: 20133 Milano, Italy
Telephone Number: +39-02-7063 8382
Fax Number: +39-02-7063 8382
Email Addresses: Office - info@italiatibet.org
Gunther Cologna - g.cologna@ines.org
Vicky Sevegnani - v.sevegnani@fastwebnet.it
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.italiatibet.org/

Associazione per il Tibet e i Diritti Umani (Italy)

(Association for Tibet and Human Rights)
Name of Administrative Contact: Alessandro Paolini
Street Address: Consiglio regionale del Piemonte, via Alfieri 15
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Torino, Italy, 10121
Telephone Number: +39 011 5757822
Fax Number: +39 011 5757425
Email Address: alessandro.paolini@consiglioregionale.piemonte.it
assotibet@consiglioregionale.piemonte.it
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.consiglioregionale.piemonte. ... tti_umani/

The Association was established in Turin, at the Piedmont Regional Council, on March 9th 2002, upon the initiative of the Piedmont Region and with the inclusion of ANCI (Associazione Nazionale Comuni Italiani / National Association of Italian Cities & Municipalities).

The Association aims at promoting and coordinating the European campaign entitled "A flag for the status of full autonomy of Tibet", designed to support at EU level a resolution by the European Parliament issued on July 6th 2000, and to support the Dalai Lama’s and the Tibetan government’s initiatives with regard to the authorities of the People’s Republic of China.

In 2011, 201 Italian Local Bodies had taken the membership of the association.
Now the Association has changed name and organization. In fact has taken the form of association of Piedmont regional councillors and the name of Associazione per il Tibet e i diritti umani (Association for Tibet and human rights). Currently are members 42 out of 60 regional councillors.

On 16th December, 2007, His Holiness the Dalai Lama has visited Turin on invitation of Regional Council and of the Association.

Associazione Villaggio Terra (Italy)

Name of Administrative Contact: Gattini Elio (vice president)
Street Address: Cadibona 23
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: ROMA Italia 00139
Telephone Number: + 39 06 45473949
Email Address: elio@villaggioterra.org
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.villaggioterra.org/

Our Association has helped the Tibetan people many times, including: 1) Help for refugees (see project at our website). 2) Help for information in our country on the situation of the Tibetan people (human rights), in collaboration with the Tibetan Women's Association.

Ewam Centre (Italy)

Name of Administrative Contact: Valentina Dolara
Street Address: Via Pier Capponi 12
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: 50132 Florence,Italy
Telephone Number: 39 55 575376
Fax Number: 39 55 580152
Email Address: vdolara@hotmail.com

La Casa del Tibet - Italy (Italy)

Names of Administrative Contacts: Stefano Dallari
Street Address: La Casa del Tibet, I-42026 Votigno di Canossa
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: (Reggio Emilia) Italy
Telephone Number: +39-522-293665
Fax Number: +39-522-293665

Rina & Franco Bellaterra Association (AREF) (Italy)

Name of Administrative Contact: Marilia Bellaterra
Street Address: Via di San Crisogono, 37
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: 00153 - ROMA (ITALY)
Telephone Number: +39 06 5896181
Fax Number: +39 06 581173
Email Address: info@aref-onlus.org, mariliatibet@hotmail.com
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.aref-onlus.org/

A non profit Organization of social utility for the support of people with special needs.

To take actions in the field of the international cooperation
To help Tibetan refugees by means of Long Distance Support of children, adolescents, grandparents, civilians and monks
To develope initiatives aimed at producing jobs for the creation, development and self sustainment of business infrastructures
To promote scholastic and social diffusion, respecting sociocultural differences and integration
To mobilise the public opinion in support of Tibet by cooperating with all Tibet support groups, Ngo's, cultural and social organizations.
To organise Conferences, press conferences, Demonstrations, Protests and campaigns to raise awareness of the violation of basic human rights in Tibet.
To organize Video and Photo Exhibitions.

Gruppo Sostegno Famiglie Profughi Tibetani (Italy)

Name of Administrative Contact: gloria barbieri muzzarelli
Street Address: corso montevecchio 64
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: torino, italia, 10129
Telephone Number: +39-011-542476
Fax Number: +39-011-19792707
Email Address: info@tibetanrefugee.org
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.tibetanrefugee.org

A group of italian citizens to favor sponsorisation of tibetan children in India; we collect also funds for projects in various camps.

Yeshe Norbu Appello per il Tibet (Italy)

Name of Administrative Contact: Francesca Piatti / Enza Mascia
Street Address: Via Poggiberna 9
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: 56040 Pomaia Pisa, Italy
Telephone Number: +39 050 685 033, +39 050 685 209
Fax Number: +39 050 685 768
Email Address: info@adozionitibet.it
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.AdozioniTibet.it/

Tibet Support Group - Lithuania - Fund Tibet (Lithuania)

Name of Administrative Contact: Radvile Racenaite
Street Address: V. Grvbo 41-23
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Vilnius 2055, LITHUANIA
Telephone Number: (370-2) 74-25-57

Lithuanian Tibet Culture Foundation (Lithuania)

Name of Administrative Contact: Gintaras Druckus (Vytautas Umbrasas)
Street Address: Baltijos 16 - 1
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: LT - 48247, Kaunas, Lithuania
Telephone Number: (+370 616) 78422 (Gintaras); (+370 698) 42250 (Vytautas)
Fax Number: (+370 37) 32 31 11
Email Address: g.druckus@archyvai.lt, vytautas.umbrasas@president.lt

Brief information about Lithuanian Tibet Culture Foundation:

Lithuanian Tibet Culture Foundation was founded February 20th, 2001. Main activities priorities: close work together with the Parliamentarian Tibet support (relations) group in Lithuanian Parliament; political support to Sino-Tibetan dialogue and situation in Tibet; commemoration March 10th and December 10th by organizing public events (raising Tibet flag, public meetings, etc.).

International Campaign for Tibet - Europe (Netherlands)

Name of Administrative Contact: Tsering Jampa
Street Address: Vijzelstraat 77
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: 1017 HG Amsterdam,The Netherlands
Telephone Number: 31 20 330 8265
Fax Number: 31 20 3308266
Email Address: icteurope@savetibet.org
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.savetibet.org/

Tibet Support Group - Netherlands (Netherlands)

Name of Administrative Contact: Coordinator of TSG-NL, Lydia Stilma
Street Address: Postbus 3673
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: 1001 AL, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Telephone Number: 31 20 623 7699
Fax Number: 31 20 420 2208
Email Address: info@tibet.nu
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.tibet.nu/

TSG Free Tibet And You (Netherlands)

Name of Administrative Contact: Alex Bunjes
Street Address: Groeneweg 1
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Oud Zuilen, 3611AT, The Netherlands
Telephone Number: 31 658 70 427
Mobile + 31 (0) 6 538 70427
Email Address: alex.bunjes@wxs.nl, odzerwangchuk@yahoo.com
Web Page URL (Address): http://groups.yahoo.com/group/freetibetandyou/
http://groups.google.com/group/freetibetandyou?hl=en

You may participate in this group quite easily by sending mails to:
freetibetandyou@googlegroups.com

Artists for Tibet (Scotland) (Scotland)

Name of Administrative Contact: Brenda Temple
Street Address: 40 High Barholm
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Kilbarchan, Scotland PA10 2EQ
Telephone Number: 01505-706346
Email Address: brenda.temple@ntlworld.com
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.artistsfortibet.co.uk/

This charity fund-raising site was launched in February, 2002. Fifty leading Scottish painters, sculptors and craftsmen and women have donated pieces for an on-line auction in which people can bid by e-mail for the work on show. The project aims to raise money desperately needed to construct a refuge in Nepal for Tibetan refugees, including children and destitute elderly people. It is hoped the site will remain "live" as long as it is required and that more and more artists from around the world will donate pieces of work as they learn of its existence and aims.

Edinburgh University Tibet Society (Scotland)

Name of Administrative Contact: Iain Thom
Street Address: Societies Centre, The Pleasance
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Edinburgh EH8 9JT, Scotland
Email Address: tibet_society@yahoo.co.uk
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.euts.tk/

EUTS is a student group that seeks to raise awareness of Tibetan issues through political lobbying, participation in the Cross-Party Group on Tibet in the Scottish Parliament and through non-violent direct action.

Glasgow Friends of Tibet (Scotland)

Name of Administrative Contact: Annalie Hayward
Email Address: annaliehayward@yahoo.com
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.freetibetglasgow.org.uk

Our group started in 2002 and is based in Glasgow. We hold both political type events (petitioning, participation in demonstrations) and cultural events (host talks, films, Tibetan meals).

Basque Parliamentary Supporting Group on Tibet (Spain)

Name of Administrative Contact: Karmelo Sainz de la Maza. Member of Basque Parliament
Street Address: Parlamento Vasco
C/ Becerro de Bengoa, S/N
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: VITORIA-GASTEIZ. (SPAIN)
Telephone Number: (45)247800
Fax Number: (45)140085
Email Address: ksm@eaj-pnv.es

Fundació Casa del Tibet - Spain (Spain)

Names of Administrative Contacts: Thubten Wangchen
Street Address: C/ Rosselló 181
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: 08036 Barcelona, SPAIN
Telephone Number: 932075966
Fax Number: 934592090
Email Address: info@casadeltibetbcn.org
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.casadeltibetbcn.org/

Comite de Apoyo del Tibet (CAT) - Madrid and Ibiza, Spain (Spain)

Name of Administrative Contact: Alan Cantos
Street Address: Costa Rica 11 (1, A26)
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: 28016 Madrid, Spain
New office in Ibiza: contact Madrid office
Telephone Number: (34) 91 350 2414
Fax Number: (34) 91 350 2414
Email Address: info@tibetcat.com
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.tibetcat.com/

An independent Tibet support group founded 18 years ago and working on cultural, social, humanitarian and information campaign issues.

Friends of Tibet - Spain (Spain)

Telephone Number: (+34) 687 062 709
Email Address: friendsoftibet.spain@gmail.com
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.friendsoftibet.org/spain/

Les Amis du Tibet asbl (Belgium) (Belgium)

Name of Administrative Contact: Mr Marc Liegeois, President
Street Address: Thier du Goreux, 37
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: B4020 LIEGE, Belgium
Telephone Number: +32 495 209902
Email Address: info@amisdutibet.be
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.amisdutibet.be/

Tibetan Development Fund, asbl/vzw (Belgium)

Name of Administrative Contacts: Mr Jean-Paul Neusy, President
Mr Marc Liegeois, Secretary
Street Address: Av. Charbo 79
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: B- 1030 BRUSSEL, BELGIUM
Email Address: info@tdfbelgium.org
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.tdfbelgium.org/

Tibetan Help (Belgium)

Name of Administrative Contact: Mr Marc Liegeois, President
Street Address: Impasse Croctay, 6
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: B- 4020 LIEGE, BELGIUM
Telephone Number: +32 495 209902
Email Address: info@tibetanhelp.be
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.tibetanhelp.be/

Friends of Tibet - Czech Republic (Czech Republic)

Name of Administrative Contact: Martin Knotek
Street Address: Za Vokovickou Vozovnou 369/5
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Prague 6 16100 Czech Republic
Telephone Number: +420 608877698
Email Address: martink.11@seznam.cz

Lungta (Czech Republic)

Name of Administrative Contact: Sklenka Lubomir
Street Address: Dlouha 33
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: 110 00 Prague 1, Czech Republic
Telephone Number: +420 2 231 50 98
Email Address: lungta@ecn.cz
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.lungta.cz/http://www.lungta.cz/lungtaen.htm (english version)
http://www.lungta.cz/lungta.htm (czech version)
http://www.lungta.cz/ (TIBINFO service)

LUNGTA
(Tibet Support Group in Czech Republic)

Civic association LUNGTA is self-imposed, non-governmental, and non-profit organization of people who are interested in Tibet, Tibetan culture or Tibetan Buddhism. The association has been a legal entity according to the Czech law. The main aim of the association is to help its members in their effort to reach and publicize true information about unique Tibetan culture, Tibetan Buddhism and the situation in Tibet.

The association tasks are mainly:

organizing of lectures, exhibitions, concerts, meetings, and demonstrations
organizing visits of local and foreign teachers
publication activity, library services
running of public TIBINFO - Tibet Information System (http://www.lungta.cz)
cooperation with Czech and foreign organizations concerned with Tibetan culture, Tibetan Buddhism, political situation, and human rights situation in Tibet
supporting a rise and development of Tibetan Buddhism centers (of different schools) in the Czech republic without any special preference.

Malé Občanské Sdružení Tolerance (M.O.S.T.) - Ostrava "Charitable Society of Tolerance" (Czech Republic)

Street Address: Tilschové 5, 709 00 Ostrava
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Mariánské Hory, Czech Republic
Telephone Number: +420 603 730272
Email Address: info@protibet.org
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.protibet.org

We try to build bridges not only between cultures but also between people. We want to show a different way of life, different way of thinking, we want to offer an alternative, a possibility to look over the fence to see what it looks like somewhere else, a possibility to compare our way of life with people on the other side of the world.

Our objective is to provide people with information about Tibet, Ladakh and the eastern style of life in the form of lectures, exhibitions, films and discussion forums. Our main projects are the Festival For Tibet a Distant Godparenthood - aid to small monks and nuns in Buddhist monasteries in Small Tibet in India.

Olympic Watch (Czech Republic)

(Committee for the 2008 Olympic Games in a Free and Democratic Country)
Name of Administrative Contact: Petr Kutilek, Executive Secretary
Street Address: Milady Horakove 103/66
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Prague, CZ, 16000
Telephone Number: +420-608-560-503
Email Address: info@olympicwatch.org
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.olympicwatch.org/

The mission of Olympic Watch is to monitor the human rights situation in the People’s Republic of China in the run-up to the 2008 Olympic Games and campaign to achieve improvements in the lives of the people in China.

The situation of Tibet is one of the main concerns of Olympic Watch. The Committee has issued several statements on the issue and its representatives are in contact with the Tibetan exile. Among other points of concern are the ongoing persecution of the Beijing regime’s democratic opponents; curtailment of freedom of speech and access to information; death penalty in an environment short on fair trial procedures; and the Beijing government’s policies towards Taiwan.

Olympic Watch was established in Prague in 2001 in response to the IOC's decision to grant Beijing the organization of the 2008 Olympic Games. Originally an initiative of three former Czech dissidents, the Committee currently consists of thirteen high-profile personalities from around the world. Olympic Watch is now reinvigorating its activity into a sustained campaign.

Potala, o.s. (Czech Republic)

Street Address: Horovo námestí 3
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: 180 00 Praha 8, Czech Republic
Email Address: potala@potala.cz
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.potala.cz/

Civic organization interested in traditional societies and their benefit to the world, especially Tibet and Tibetan culture.

Tibet česky (Tibet in Czech) (Czech Republic)

Name of Administrative Contact: Sandra Pikorová
Email Address: tibetcesky@gmail.com
Web Page URL (Address): http://tibetcesky.blogspot.com/

Tibet česky is an open forum for translators of Tibet related media.

It is a project where professional translators (volunteers) are proofreading articles translated by students, providing them with feedback so they can improve their English. At the moment we have translated most of our articles but we are growing and people are learning and improving. We have been also cooperating with the existing organizations in the Czech Republic, Lungta, M.O.S.T., etc. mainly working on the content and language related issues of different texts. Our aim is to inform and educate the public on Tibet issues, providing articles from various sources, especially current news about the situation. Since there is not much being translated, people in the Czech Republic are not well informed about what is happening, although there is a great potential and interest in the Czech Republic for more support and help for Tibet.

Also, we are now organizing a visit of Tashi Lhunpo Monks. You can find more at: http://www.tashilhunpo.org/cz

Estonian-Tibetan Cultural Society (Estonia)

Name of Administrative Contact: Maret Kark
Street Address: Tähe 4
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Tartu 51010, Estonia
Telephone Number: +372-7-465589
Email Address: etks@solo.ee
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.tibet.ee/
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Allied Committee for Tibet, Eastern Turkestan and Inner Mongolia (Germany)

Name of Administrative Contact: Mr. Erkin Alptekin
Street Address: Gieshugelerstr. 63
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: 97218 Gerbrunn, Germany
Telephone Number: +49 931 706691
Fax Number: +49 931 708751
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/1730/index.html

(This is not an official site of the Allied Committee)

Deutsche Tibethilfe e.V. (Germany)

Name of Administrative Contact: President, Ms. Heide Meyer
Street Address: Tegetthoffstr.10
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: 20259, Hamburg, Germany
Telephone Number: 040-46093679
Fax Number: 040-46093781
Email Address: tibethilfe@aol.com
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.deutschetibethilfe.de/

See also Deutsche Tibethilfe Oldenburg Branch.

Deutsche Tibethilfe is a charitable organization that supports Tibetan refugees in India and Nepal.

Entwicklungshilfe-Tibet e.V. (EHT-Germany e.V.) (Germany)

Name of Administrative Contact: Christiane Verbeeck
Street Address: Am First 29
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: D- 87561 Oberstdorf, Germany

International Campaign for Tibet - Deutschland e.V. (Germany)

Name of Administrative Contact: Kai Müller
Street Address: Schönhauser Alle 163
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: D-10435 Berlin, Deutschland
Telephone Number: 49 (0) 30 27879086
Fax Number: 49 (0) 30 27879087
Email Address: ict-d@savetibet.org
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.savetibet.de

The International Campaign for Tibet http://www.savetibet.org/about/index.php (ICT) works to promote human rights and democratic freedoms for the people of Tibet. Founded in 1988, ICT is a non-profit membership organization with offices in Berlin, Amsterdam and Washington DC. The Berlin office has been fully functional since May 2003 and focuses on Germany and German-speaking areas.

Schwetzinger Tibethilfe e.V. (Germany)

Name of Administrative Contact: Mrs. Birgit Schulze
Street Address: Forstweg 12
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: D-69123 Heidelberg, Deutschland
Telephone Number: 06221-739848
Fax Number: 01212-5-112 113 23
Email Address: info@tibethilfe.de
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.tibethilfe.de

Our charitable organization has existed since 1989 and we have 220 members. We support Tibetan refugees in India through 160 sponsorships. We finance certain projects for healthcare and vaccinations, ambulance, renovations for hospital, development of school library, construction and furnishing of homebuildings for children, and the rebuilding and renovations of monasteries.

Society for Threatened Peoples International (Gesellschaft fur bedrohte Volker International) (Germany)

Name of Administrative Contact: Mr. Ulrich Delius (Asia Desk Officer)
Street Address: PO Box 2024
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: D - 37010 Gottingen,Germany
Telephone Number: 49 551 499 0627 (AsiaDesk)
Fax Number: 49 551 58028
Email Address: asien@gfbv.de

Tibet Forum (Germany)

Name of Administrative Contact: Monika Deimann-Clemens
Street Address: (see subscription address below) Goethestr. 33
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: D-63674 Altenstadt, Germany
Telephone Number: +49-6047-7816
Fax Number: +49-6047-67253
Email Address: redaktion@tibet-forum.de
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.tibet-forum.de/

Tibet Forum is published by the Association of Tibetans in Germany. It contains reports and commentaries on politics, culture and society.

Subscriptions:
(Mr.) Jampa Phukhang
Ackerchen 4
53773 Hennef
Germany
Phone +49-2242-81347
GFax + 2242-912685
E-mail: aboverwaltung@tibet-forum.de

Tibet Initiative Deutschland e.V. (Germany)

Tibet Support Group Germany
Name of Administrative Contacts: Nadine Baumann
Street Address: Greifswalder Str. 4
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: 10405 Berlin, Germany
Telephone Number: 0049 (0) 30 - 42081524
Fax Number: 0049 (0) 30- 42081522
Email Address: politik@tibet-initiative.de
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.tibet-initiative.de/

Tibet Initiative Deutschland (TID) is the oldest Tibet Support Group in Germany. Since 1989 TID has supported the Tibetan people and their right to self-determination and has secured the observation of fundamental human rights in Tibet. Our central office is located in Berlin. At regional level we are supported by volunteer groups in more than 50 German cities.

TID Regional Chapter Bremen (Germany)

Name of Administrative Contact: Holm Triesch
Street Address: Robert-Stolz-Weg 3
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: D-28215 Bremen, Germany
Telephone Number: 0049 421 370121
Fax Number: 0049 361 4978
Email Address: triesch@uni-bremen.de
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.bremen.de/info/tibet

The Regionalgruppe Bremen belongs to the Tibet Initiative Deutschland (German Tibetan Support Groups).

We are organising exhibitions, discussions and events regarding to Tibet and the human right situation in this country.

Tibet Initiative Kempten e.V. (TIK) (Germany)

Name of Administrative Contacts: Gertrude Fischer
Street Address: Bussardweg 21
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Kempten 87439, GERMANY
Telephone Number: 49-837-98349

Tibet Initiative München e.V. (TIM) (Germany)

Name of Administrative Contacts: Susie Meyer
Street Address: Nordendstr,7a
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Munchen D-80799, GERMANY
Telephone Number: 0049-89-2713101
Fax Number: 0049-89-2713101
Email Address: Tibet-Munich@t-online.de
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.tibet-munich.de/

We are A Tibet Support Group. Our concern is to inform the press and media about the actual situation in Tibetan Human rights abuses etc.

Tibetan Association eV (TFK) (Germany)

Name of Administrative Contact: Wilfried Pfeffer
Street Address: Steyrerstrasse 11
City, State, Province and Country Code: D-79117 Freiburg i.Br.
Telephone Number: +49 761 66848
Fax Number: +49 761 66848
Email Address: tfk@eureka.infra.de
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.kailash-institut.de/

The Tibetan Association sees its task in the spiritual and humanitarian bridge building between Tibetan and Western culture. Over 1300 members finance and support us nationwide.
We regularly invite exiled Tibetan representatives from religious, cultural, meditational, and political circles to bring to us, in the West, the comprehensive knowledge and wisdom of Tibetan high culture denominations.
We also organize the Tibetan Culture Week once a year.
We provide sponsorships to exile Tibetan schoolchildren, families, monks, nuns and students.
We also use donated funds to finance projects in Tibet and in the Exile Tibetan settlements in the Himalayas.

Tibetisches Zentrum e.V. (Germany)

Name of Administrative Contact: Carola Roloff
Street Address: Hermann-Balk-Str. 106
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Hamburg D-22147, GERMANY
Telephone Number: 0049-40-6443585
Fax Number: 0049-40-6443515
Email Address: tz@tibet.de
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.tibet.de/

Verein der Tibeter in Deutschland e.V. (Germany)

Association of Tibetans in Germany (Regd.)
Name of Administrative Contact: Dalha Agyitsang
Street Address: Bonner Talweg 43
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: D-53113 Bonn, Germany
Telephone Number: 0049-228-241 161
Email Address: dagyitsang@yahoo.de

The VTD was founded in December 1979 in Bonn by Tibetans and their non-Tibetan spouses. Though small, at the initiative of the VTD the Deutsch-Tibetische Kulturgesellschaft e.V. (German Tibetan Cultural Society) was founded in March 1982 and the Tibet Initiative Deutschlande.V. (TSG Germany) in 1989. Since October 1982 the VTD publishes Tibet Forum, a periodical in German on a regular basis. See the website of Tibet-Forum http://www.tibet-forum.de.

Mrs. Lhanzom Everding is the new Chairman and her address is also the postal address of the VTD. The VTD does not have a website, but Tibet Forum which the VTD publishes does have one.

Iceland contact (Iceland)

Name of Administrative Contact: Mr Sveinbj Uoorn Olafsson
Street Address: Hvallagata 35
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: 101 ReykjavikICELAND
Telephone Number: 00354-1-12669

Zida Cels (Latvia) (Latvia)

Name of Administrative Contact: Janis Ziemelis
Street Address: Terbatas iela 33/35-37
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Riga, Latvia, LV1011
Telephone Number: +371 7285 650
Email Address: winterjohn@inbox.lv

Our group was organized about half a year before the visit of HH The Dalai Lama to Latvia in 2001. The largest work done up till now was the organization of HHDL visit. The group has organized several exhibitions dedicated to Tibet.

Les Amis du Tibet - Luxembourg (Luxembourg)

Name of Administrative Contact: Pierre Baumann
Street Address: B.P. 2628
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: L-1026, Luxembourg
Telephone Number: (352) 26.44.00.80
Fax Number: (352) 26.44.00.22
Email Address: amis-tibet@pt.lu
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.amis-tibet.lu/

Den Norske Tibet-Komite (Norway)

Name of Administrative Contact: Mr. John Einar Midgaard
Street Address: Urtegata 50
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: N-0187 Oslo, Norway
Telephone Number: +47 23 30 11 23
Fax Number: 47 23 30 11 01
Email Address: info@tibet.no
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.tibet.no/

Friends of Tibet - Norway (Norway)

Street Address: Saetrangsgaten
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: 3500 Honefoss Norway

Tibetan Community - Norway (Norway)

Name of Administrative Contact: Lobsang Tenzin
Email Address: tibetnorway@gmail.com
Web Page URL (Address): http://tibetnorway.wordpress.com/

Voice of Tibet - Norway (Norway)

Name of Administrative Contact: Chophel Norbu
Street Address: St. Olavsgate 24
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: 0166 Oslo, Norway
Telephone Number: +47- 22111209, 22112700
Fax Number: +47 22115474
Email Address: votibet@online.no
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.vot.org/

Tibet Support Group - Romania (Romania)

Name of Administrative Contact: Razvan Diaconescu
Street Address: Str. Democratiei 32
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Ploiesti 100559, Romania
Telephone Number: +40 (0)244 513664
Email Address: Razvan.Diaconescu@imar.ro

Slovak Tibetan Society (Slovakia)

Street Address: Galovicoa
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Piestany 92101, Slovakia

Spolocnost priatelov Tibetu (Slovakia)

(Friends of Tibet Association Slovakia)
Name of Administrative Contact: Tibor Geljen
Street Address: Andovce 356
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Slovakia, 941 23
Telephone Number: (00)+421 35 64 833 36
mobile (00)+421 918 631 229
Email Address: info@tibet.sk
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.tibet.sk/

Swedish Tibet Committee (Sweden)

Name of Administrative Contact: Louise Mattsson (Chairperson)
Street Address: Box 4005
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: SE-102 61 Stockholm, Sweden
Telephone Number: +46-8-643 01 83
Email Address: stk@tibet.se
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.tibet.se/

Swedish Tibet Projects (Sweden)

Name of Administrative Contact: Eva Lindholm
Street Address: Box 4005
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: S-102 61 Stockholm, Sweden
Telephone Number: 468-642-9615
Fax Number: 468-714-9195
Email Address: stp@tibetprojekt.se
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.tibetprojekt.se/

Swedish Tibetan Society for School and Culture (Sweden)

Name of Administrative Contact: Mr. Sonam Jamyangling
Street Address: Allhelgonagatan 5 Ö.G
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: S - 118 58 StockholmSweden
Telephone Number: +46 8 643 49 47
Fax Number: +46 8 643 49 17
Email Address: info@tibet-school.org
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.tibet-school.org/

Cardiff and South Wales Tibet Support Group (Wales)

Name of Administrative Contact: Meryl Coles
Email Address: cardifftibetgroup@gmail.com
Web Page URL (Address): https://www.facebook.com/cardifftibetgroup/

A community group to support and promote Tibetan culture, freedom, environmental issues and religion in Cardiff and districts in South Wales.

Canada Tibet Committee - Edmonton (Canada)

Name of Administrative Contact: Glen Mclean
Street Address: 10173 - 92 Street
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Edmonton, Alberta T5H 1T1 Canada
Telephone Number: 780-426-6682
Email Address: tibet@ecn.ab.ca

The Tara Cafe Project (Canada)

Name of Administrative Contact: Karen McDiarmid
Street Address: P.O. Box 105
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Banff, Alberta, Canada. T1L 1A2
Telephone Number: 403.762.5584
Email Address: info@taracafeproject.ca
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.taracafeproject.ca/

We support Tibetan culture through film, music recordings & performances, and education projects inside Tibet and in exile. Our film, Shining Spirit:The Musical Journey of Jamyang Yeshi (2009) is being screened at festivals around the world.

Tibet Canada Women's Foundation (Canada)

Street Address: 52 Hawkwood Cr. N.W
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Calgary, AB, Canada, T3G 1X5
Telephone Number: (403) 246-8017
Fax Number: (403) 246-8017
Web Page URL (Address): http://earth.prohosting.com/tcwf/

Tibetan Community of Alberta (Canada)

Name of Administrative Contact: Tashi Phuntsok, President
Mailing Address: PO Box 153
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Calgary AB, T2P 4R5 Canada
Telephone Number: (403) 313-1355
Email Address: puritashi@yahoo.com

Tibetan Community of Alberta is dedicated to the preservation of our unique culture and to work for the freedom of our country. We have weekend Tibetan school for children and have prayer meeting every Saturday. The community is also the contact for the Tibetan Government in exile.

Tibetan Youth Assoc. of Alberta (Canada)

Name of Administrative Contact: Tseten Drawu
Street Address: Box 1747
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Cardston, AB, CANADA, T0K 0K0
Telephone Number: 403-308-4944
Email Address: mentsee@yahoo.ca

The Tibetan Youth Association is a branch from the Tibetan Youth Congress. We are mostly made up of Tibetans residing in Calgary, AB.

Canada Tibet Committee - Vancouver (Canada)

Name of Administrative Contact: Tenzin Lhalungpa, President
Street Address: P.O. Box 268; 3495 Cambie St.
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Vancouver, British Columbia, V5Z 4R3 Canada
Telephone Number: (604) 682-3269 ext. 7883
Fax Number: (604) 732-9349
Email Address: vancouver@tibet.ca
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.tibet.ca/vancouver

Canada Tibet Committee - Victoria (Canada)

Name of Administrative Contact: Joe Dorscher
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Telephone Number: (250) 380-1235
Fax Number: (250) 380-1235
Email Address: victoria@tibet.ca
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.tibet.ca/victoria/

China Tibet Initiative (Canada)

Name of Administrative Contact: Victor Chan
Street Address: Box 155
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Bowen Island,B.C. V0N1G0,Canada
Telephone Number: 1 604 947 2228
Fax Number: 1 604 9472882
Email Address: vkschan@hotmail.com

Tibetan Cultural Society of British Columbia (Canada)

Name of Administrative Contact: Tashi Tsetan
Street Address: 15 - 7730 6th Street,
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Burnaby, B. C., V3N-4S3, Canada
Telephone Number: 778-706-1935
Email Address: tachiten@yahoo.com, tcsofbc@gmail.com

Tibetan Cultural Society of B.C. was established in 1980 as non-profit society and with the direction of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to preserve and to promote the Tibetan Culture.

Trans Himalayan Aid Society (Canada)

Name of Administrative Contact: Armila Shakya, Office Manager
Street Address: 720 - 999 West Broadway
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Vancouver, BC, Canada V5Z 1K5
Telephone Number: (604) 224-5133
Fax Number: (604) 738-4080
Email Address: info@tras.ca
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.tras.ca/

Founded in 1962, the Trans-Himalayan Aid Society (TRAS) is a Vancouver-based non-profit international development organization and registered Canadian charity that seeks to improve the health and education of children and youth in northern India, Nepal and Tibet. TRAS holds no political or religious affiliations, and assists communities on the basis of humanitarian need. TRAS runs a child sponsorship program and funds a range of health and education-related projects. Since 1962, TRAS has developed a network of partner organizations in India, Nepal, and Tibet that implement health care and education projects in their communities. TRAS sends no staff or volunteers abroad, preferring to work with local partners in the Himalayas, using local expertise and materials, to address some of the social, economic, medical and environmental needs of this region.

Canada Tibet Committee, Toronto (Canada)

Name of Administrative Contact: Dasey Wangkhang
Street Address: 643 Bay Street, Box #7
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Toronto, ON M5G 1M7 Canada
Telephone Number: 416-532-6317
Email Address: toronto@tibet.ca
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.tibet.ca/toronto/

CTC mandate -

The CTC was formed in 1987 to increase the awareness of the human rights abuses in Tibet and to bring the plight of Tibetans to the attention of NGOs and governments to help change the course of Tibet's tragic history.

Canada Tibet Committee - Ottawa (Canada)

Name of Administrative Contact: Shelagh Mills, Coordinator
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Telephone Number: (613) 839-7972
Email Address: ottawa@tibet.ca
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.tibet.ca/ottawa/

Canada Tibet Friendship Society (Canada)

Name of Administrative Contact: Glenn Mullin
Street Address: Box 6588 Station A
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Toronto, ON SW1 X4Canada

Canada Tibet Venture (Canada)

Name of Administrative Contact: Tashi Jamyangling
Street Address: 44 Captain's Way
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Toronto, Ontario M1V 5G7, Canada
Telephone Number: 416.321.5663
Fax Number: 416.321.5170
Email Address: Tibetventure@aol.com

Canadian Tibetan Association of Ontario (Canada)

Name of Administrative Contact: Rigzin Dolkar
Street Address: 19 Collingwood St.
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Scarborough, Toronto, ON M1S 1A9, Canada
Telephone Number: (h) 416.298.0464, (w) 416.240.2009

Gaden Relief Projects (Canada)

Name of Administrative Contact: Conrad Richter
Street Address: 637 Christie St
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Toronto, ON M6G 3E6 Canada
Email Address: grp@gadenrelief.org
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.gadenrelief.org/

Supporting Tibetan monasteries, nunneries, health clinics and schools in India, Tibet and Mongolia.

h2g2 Friends of Tibet (Canada)

Name of Administrative Contact: John Kittridge
Street Address: 21 Palmerston Avenue
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Brantford, ON, Canada, N3T 4L1
Telephone Number: 519 753 0877
Email Address: johnkittridge@hotmail.com
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/classic/A2170982

h2g2, hosted by the BBC, is a meeting place for people of diverse backgrounds, representing humanity in all its varied forms and functions, all united by our common love of the author Douglas Adams, spirited chatter, and our ability to type with at least one finger or finger-like appendage. Many members of the h2g2 community have expressed their concern for the state of human rights in the world in general and Tibet in particular. h2g2 Friends of Tibet is a common ground, a place of news and views, where researchers can share their concern for Tibet and the Tibetan people, and whence their common concern and positive energy can flow back into the h2g2 community to promote a better understanding of Tibet and its relevance to our daily lives as representatives of humanity in all its wonderful diversity.

Lindsay Tibetan Welfare Community (Canada)

Name of Administrative Contact: Losang Mentuh, President
Street Address: 3 Richmont Grove
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Belleville, ON K8N 1YP Canada

Ottawa Friends of Tibet (Canada)

Name of Administrative Contact: Jurme Wangda
Street Address: 1098 Karsh Street
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Ottawa, Ontario, K1G 4P9 Canada
Telephone Number: (613) 738-9871
Email Address: info@oft.ca
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.oft.ca/

The Ottawa Friends of Tibet (OFT) was founded in 1996 by Jurme and Angela Wangda and a small group of committed volunteers as a non-political organization dedicated to improving the health, education and economic conditions of Tibetans and Tibetan refugees in India and elsewhere. In 2001, OFT became a federally registered charity. Current projects include the building of a seniors' residence in Kalimpong, India, for destitute elderly Tibetans; and, in cooperation with Child Haven International, the funding of two orphanages for Tibetan children, one in New Delhi, India, and one in Tibet near Lhasa. Our mission is to serve disadvantaged Tibetan children, men and women in India, Nepal and Tibet, and to increase public awareness and appreciation of Tibetan culture. The Ottawa Friends of Tibet also aims to establish an Ottawa Tibetan Centre to increase awareness and appreciation of Tibetan culture and to further the understanding of Buddhist philosophy and practice.

The Ottawa Friends of Tibet are involved in the following projects:

Kalimpong Senior's Home Project: More than 130,000 Tibetan refugees are now living in various areas of India and Nepal. Since the first mass exodus in 1959, Tibetans have been fleeing the region at a rate of 1,300-3,000 a year to escape religious persecution and political oppression at the hands of the Chinese government in Tibet. They make the dangerous journey across the Himalayas into Nepal and India, with only as much belongings as they can carry. The majority of the refugees are scattered across India in about 35 settlements. Poverty and inadequate housing leave the elderly in the worst of predicaments. There are approximately 14,600 Tibetan communities throughout the northeastern provinces of India: Kalimpong, Darjeeling, Sonada, Ganktok, Shillong, Bomdila, Miao and Teju. Within these communities, 1,800 are elderly, many of whom are destitute and unable to care for themselves. At this time, there are only 55 beds available for the communities. As the refugee population ages, the number of elderly requiring proper care facilities will continue to increase.

The Senior's home will provide a functional environment with adequate care to the growing number of elderly Tibetans. Also, the design of the facility will set a new standard for quality-of-life facilities in the Kalimpong region.

The Ottawa Friends of Tibet support the following groups/charities:

Child Haven International: Inspired by the ideals and philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi, Child Haven International is a registered charity, founded in 1985. Child Haven assists children and women in four (4) countries - India, Nepal, Tibet and Bangladesh, who are in need of food, education, health care, shelter and clothing, as well as emotional and moral support.

Web site: http://www.childhaven.ca/

The Palyul Namdroling Foundation of Canada: "The Palyul Foundation of Canada is an incorporated, non-profit charitable organization dedicated to the preservation and advancement of the teachings of the Nyingma lineage of Vajrayana Buddhism, with particular emphasis on the traditions of the Palyul school, which is headed by His Holiness Pema Norbu Rinpoche, its eleventh throne holder."

Web site: http://www.palyulcanada.org/

Tibetan Youth Congress-Toronto (Canada)

Name of Administrative Contacts: President : Mr. Gonpo Dorjee
Vice President: Mr. Tashi Tsering Khangsar
Street Address: 1474 Queen Street W., PO BOX # 106
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Toronto, ON M6K 1M4 Canada
Telephone Number: (416) 538-4896
Email Address: tyctoronto@yahoo.ca
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.torontotyc.com/

Canada Tibet Committee National Office (Canada)

Name of Administrative Contact: Dermod Travis
Street Address: 300, Leo-Pariseau, Bureau 2250,
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Montreal, QC, Canada H2X 4B3
Telephone Number: 514-487-0665
Fax Number: 514-487-7825
Email Address: cantibet@tibet.ca
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.tibet.ca

Visit the CTC Chapters in: Calgary, Chicoutimi, Edmonton, Montreal, Ottawa, Saskatoon, Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria

The Canada Tibet Committee (CTC) was founded in 1987 as an independent non-governmental organization (NGO) of Tibetans and non-Tibetans living in Canada. With branches across Canada, the CTC seeks to end the ongoing destruction of the Tibetan culture, alleviate the suffering of the Tibetan people, and restore Tibet to its status as an independent state within the family of nations.

Tibetan Cultural Association (Canada)

Name of Administrative Contact: Tsering Gelek Tsultrim
Street Address: 950 Viger Street, Apt. 4
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec,Canada
Telephone Number: 1 450 774 5278
Fax Number: 1 450 7745278
Email Address: ta-montreal@tibet.ca

Canada Tibet Committee - Saskatoon (Canada)

Name of Administrative Contact: Tsering D. Mullens
Street Address: 50 Deborah Cr
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Saskatoon, SK S7J 2W8
Telephone Number: (306) 373-9321
Email Address: mullens@duke.usask.ca

Casa Tibet Mexico (Mexico)

Name of Administrative Contact: Marco Antonio Karam
Street Address: Orizaba 93, Col Roma C.P 06700
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Mexico City, D.F., Mexico
Telephone Number: 52 (55) 5511-0802, (55) 5514-7763, (55) 5514-0443
Fax Number: 52 (55) 5511-0467
Email Address: casatibetmexico@casatibet.org.mx
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.casatibet.org.mx

Casa Tibet México is a non-sectarian educational and cultural institution founded on July the 6th 1989 under the auspices of His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama, the Tibetan Government in Exile and the Office of Tibet New York as the first official cultural representation of the Tibetan people for Mexico and Latin America.

In the twelve years since its founding Casa Tibet México has worked in the organization and promotion of educational programs, seminars, conferences, art and museum exhibits as well as media campaigns, publications and human rights activities.

Shan Phen Ling (Mexico)

Name of Administrative Contact: Adela Esquivel Filigrana
Street Address: Camino a Sta. Teresa 3, Ed. 6 - 701; Col. Pedregal del Lago
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: C.P. 14110 Mexico D.F., Mexico
Telephone Number: (525) 652-1931
Fax Number: (525) 652-1931
Email Address: kmdolan@df1.telmex.net.mx

SHAN PHEN LING ("Place for the Benefit of Others") aims to dedicate itself to the conservation of the rights of the human being, as well as to spread the ancestral Tibetan culture and Buddhist philosophy. Our purpose is to work for children and raise the social welfare of marginal groups in Mexico and Tibet.

Costa Rican Tibetan Cultural Association (Costa Rica)

Asociacion Cultural Tibetano Costarricense
Name of Administrative Contact: Licda. Maritza Pacheco
P.O. Box 2820 - 1000, San Jose, Costa Rica
Street Address: Casa 552 Calle 7 rotonda oeste, 400 mts. norte y 80 oeste del kiosco del Parque Morazan, Barrio Amon, San Jose
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: 1000 San Jose, Costa Rica
Telephone Number: (506) 258-0254
Fax Number: (506) 223-9095 / 255-2783
Email Address: actc@tibetencostarica.com
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.tibetencostarica.com/

Asociacion Salvadorene Amigos del Tibet (El Salvador)

Salvadoran Association Friends of Tibet
Name of Administrative Contact: Maria Elena Sol
Street Address: 77 Ave Nte 529
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Col Escalon, San Salvada, El Salvador
Telephone Number: 223-6997
Fax Number: 245-0217

Amigos del Tibet - Guatemala (Guatemala)

Name of Administrative Contact: Larry Chiriboga
Street Address: 11 Ave. 12-03,Zona14, Colonia las Conchas
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Guatemala C.A. 01014,Guatemala
Telephone Number: 502 368 3056
Fax Number: 502 368 3056
Email Address: smtsa@intelnet.net.gt

Alabama For A Free Tibet (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Jerome Triplett
Street Address: P.O. box 298
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Hamilton, AL 35570
Telephone Number: (205) 921-1831
Email Address: savetibet@savetibet.fws1.com
Web Page URL (Address): http://savetibet.fws1.com/

Dedicated to promoting awareness of the Tibetan people, their culture, struggle and the teachings of the Dalai Lama. This group is in it's infancy and as of 8/20/01 is a force of one. If you live in the Northwest Alabama region and would be interested in joining, please contact me!

Huntsville Friends of Tibet (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact:Bob and Amy Daniel
Street Address: 1201 Chesley Lane
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Huntsville, AL, US, 35803
Telephone Number: (205) 883-9788
Email Address: addaniel@hiwaay.net

Tibet Committee of Fairbanks (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Neville Jacobs
Street Address: 1126 Sixth Ave.
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Fairbanks, Alaska 99701, USA
Telephone Number: 1 907 456 4780
Fax Number: 1 907 456 4780
Email Address: robertandnevillejacobs@gci.net

Arizona Friends of Tibet (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Peggy M. Hitchcock
Street Address: PO Box 31956
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Tucson, AZ 85751-1956 USA
Telephone Number: 502-885-6527
Fax Number: 502-885-6527
Email Address: aztibet@mindspring.com
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.afot.org/

American Himalayan Foundation (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Richard Blum
Street Address: 909 Montgomery St., Suite 400
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: San Francisco, CA 94133 USA

Bay Area Friends of Tibet (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Giovanni Vassallo, 415-656-4373, President
Street Address: 1310 Fillmore Street, Unit 401
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: San Francisco, CA 94115 USA
Telephone Number (Office): 415-264-3264
Email Address: giovanni@friends-of-tibet. org
Web Page URL (Address): http://friends-of-tibet.org/

We aim to help the Tibetan community worldwide by promoting awareness of their history and their plight, through public outreach such as our annual Tibet Day cultural fairs, and locally through Bay Area Friends of Tibet's Resettlement Project, which is now in the family reunification phase.

Central Coast Friends of Tibet (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Sharon Bacon
Street Address: 27175 Meadows Road
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Carmel, CA 93923, USA
Telephone Number: 831-624-8693
Email Address: tibet@redshift.com

We are a small group which focuses mostly on education about Tibet. We lecture in schools locally and are affiliated with Bay Area Friends of Tibet in Berkeley.

Chaksam-pa, Tibetan Dance and Opera Company (USA)

Name of Administrative Contacts: Tashi Dhondup, Kathy Hargitt
Street Address: PO Box 581
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Sonoma, CA 95476, USA
Telephone Number: (707) 935-8172
Email Address: sapana@vom.com
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.tibet.org/chaksampa/

The Chaksam-pa Tibetan and Opera Company was formed in 1989 in response to the threat from Chinese occupation to Tibetan culture and to the Tibetan performing arts in particular. Chaksam-pa aims to continue the work of preserving and promoting the Tibetan culture by organizing national and international tours and workshop classes. Authentic costumes, from headdresses to boots, as well as hand-made musical instruments, ensure true representations of the traditional dances and operas of Tibet. Chaksam-pa's performers represent the only masters of Tibetan performance arts in exile. All of the performers are former members of the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts, in Dharamsala, India. The work of Chaksam-pa is a brave effort to save part of Tibet's beautiful but threatened culture.

Committee of 100 for Tibet (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Geoffrey Lewis, President
Street Address: PO Box 60612
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Palo Alto, CA 94306 USA
Telephone Number: 415-347-1950
Email Address: info@c100tibet.org
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.c100tibet.org/

The Committee of 100 for Tibet is dedicated to educating people throughout the world on the tragic situation in Tibet today. Tibetans continue to be deprived of their basic human rights and freedoms, are marginalized and impoverished by unjust and discriminatory policies, and their unique culture and Buddhist religion - an ancient heritage of inestimable value to all humanity - is in peril. We defend the right of Tibetans to their own national identity and chosen way of life and are committed to advancing the Tibetan people's legitimate right to decide their own future consistent with their United Nations-recognized right to self-determination.

Dudjom International Foundation (USA)

Street Address: PO Box 40155
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Berkeley, CA 94704-0155
Telephone Number: 415 849-9928

Friends of Tibet - U.S.A. (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: S R Stierli
Street Address: 1120 San Andres (H)
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Santa Barbara, CA 93101 USA

Friends of Tibetan Women's Association - U.S.A. (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Sarah Lukas
Street Address: PO Box 22701
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Santa Barbara CA 93121-2701 USA
Telephone Number: 805.962.1190
Email Address: fotwa2@fotwa.org.
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.fotwa.org/

Friends of Tibetan Women's Association (FOTWA) is a nonprofit educational corporation. Our mission is to aid Tibetans living in exile and to expand worldwide awareness of the plight of refugees through art.

International Institute for Self Determination (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Fred Shepardson
Email Address: admin@selfdetermination.net
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.selfdetermination.net/

Kham Aid Foundation (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Pamela Logan
Street Address: 461 N. Sunnyside Ave.
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Sierra Madre, CA 91024-1018 USA
Telephone Number: 626 449-7505
Fax Number: 626 628-3109
Email Address: khamaid@khamaid.org
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.khamaid.org/

Los Angeles Friends of Tibet (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Tao Tenzing Dhamcho (President)
Street Address: P.O. box 641066
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Los Angeles, CA 90064 USA
Telephone Number: (310) 329-2988
Fax Number: (310) 329-2988
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.latibet.org/

Los Angeles Tibetan Community (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Tsering Dorjee
Street Address: 4075 Lincoln Blvd
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Marina Del Rey, CA 90292 USA

Milarepa Fund (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Andrew Bryson
Street Address: PO Box 1678 NY
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: NY 10013,USA
Telephone Number: 1 212 226 4739
Fax Number: 1 212 2260326
Email Address: milarepa@milarepa.org
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.milarepa.org/

The Monastery Project (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Diana Laczkowski or Sorrel Smith
Street Address: 825 Gravenstein Hwy North, Ste. 5
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Sebastopol, CA 95472 USA
Telephone Number: 1-800-843-4037
Fax Number: (707) 823-0117
Email Address: info@themonasteryproject.org
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.themonasteryproject.org/

The Monastery Project is a non-profit volunteer group dedicated to building a monastery in Nepal for Tibetan monks of the Segyu lineage. Several hundred volunteers from various countries, including university students on work/study programs will be travelling to Nepal in fall of 2001 to raise a monastery together. Volunteer positions are available for construction, food preparation, and medical teams.

Orange County Friends of Tibet (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Tenzing Chonden, Director
Street Address: 6765 Westminster Blvd.
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Westminster CA 92683, USA
Email Address: info@octibet.org
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.octibet.org/

Pasadena Friends of Tibet (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Christine Yelich
Street Address: 1949 Huntington Drive
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: South Pasadena,California 91030,USA
Telephone Number: 1 626 799 7879
Fax Number: 1 626 799 6479
Email Address: tarahc@earthlink.net

Quiet Mountain (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Do-ngag Tenzin
Street Address: 1194 North Oak Street
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Ukiah, CA 95482 USA
Telephone Number: 707.467.0151
Email Address: dongag@quietmountain.com
Web Page URL (Address): http://quietmountain.com/

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San Diego Friends of Tibet (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Dorothy Berger
Street Address: 7737 Nightingale Way
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: San Diego, CA 92123, USA
Telephone Number: 619 682 7188
Email Address: dberger558@aol.com

San Diego Friends of Tibet works locally to increase awareness of the situation in Tibet, participates in international campaigns, and runs a small scholarship program for Tibetan university students in India.

Santa Barbara Friends of Tibet (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Kevin Young
Telephone Number: 805-564-3400
Fax Number: 805-564-3400
Email Address: kyoung@sbre.com
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.sbtibet.org/

We formed in early 2000 to support the California Tibet Walk. We organized Tibet Week in Santa Barbara, with presentations, movies, Info tables at Borders, speeches at UCSB, demonstrations at City Hall. We have an email list of 300. We currently plan fundraisers for Tibet for 2001. The mission of Santa Barbara Friends of Tibet is to encourage a community in Santa Barbara that actively supports Tibetans and autonomy for Tibet. Our objectives are to:

Enhance public awareness through education and events
Aid Tibetan refugees both here and abroad
Contact political leaders
Support other national and international Tibet organizations

Sierra Friends of Tibet (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Joseph Guida
Street Address: P.O. Box 1594
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Nevada City, California, USA 95959
Telephone Number: None, however Joseph Guida can be contact at his business office 530-272-4725
Fax Number: None, however Joseph Guida can be faxed at his business office 530-272-4725
Email Address: mail@sierrafriendsoftibet.org however it is more efficient to email Joseph Guida at his office stjcc@nccn.net
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.sierrafriendsoftibet.org/

The Sierra Friends of Tibet's purpose is to raise awareness of Tibet; to advocate self-determination for the Tibetan people; to end the illegal occupation, the destruction of the natural environment, the eradication of Tibetan Culture, and the continuing genocide of the Tibetan people by the Chinese Communist government. We promote a peaceful resolution of these issues.

The Sierra Friends of Tibet is not a religious organization, nor does it advocate one religion over another. However we recognize that Tibetan Buddhism is inseparable from Tibetan Culture. Therefore we also raise awareness of Tibetan Buddhism.

Some of the Tibetan people we have hosted here in the Sierra foothills,specifically the small towns of Grass Valley and Nevada City, are the Drepung Loseling monks, Sera Je monks, the venerable Choeding Rinpoche, the Khachoe Ghaykil Ling nuns, Thepo Tulku, Lobsang Samten, His Holiness Orgyen Kusum Lingpa and others.

The Tibetan Radio Hour is a radio program devoted exclusively to Tibet. It airs on KVMR-FM, Nevada City, CA. on the first Friday of each month, from Noon to 1:00 PM. KVMR broadcasts at 89.5 FM in the Sierra Foothills, 103.7 in Auburn, and 99.3 FM in Sacramento. KVMR is available anywhere in the world on the Internet at http://www.kvmr.org/ through webradio.com. Now in its tenth year, The Tibetan Radio Hour is produced and hosted by Joseph Guida.

Southern California Tibetan Association (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Ngawang Lhautara
Street Address: 3333 Brea Canyon, Suite 101
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Diamond Bar, CA 91765 USA
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.socaltibs.org/

Stanford Friends of Tibet (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Chris Callison-Burch
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Stanford, CA 94305
Email Address: anakin@leland.stanford.edu
Web Page URL (Address): http://www-leland.stanford.edu/group/tibet

Tibetan Association of Northern California (TANC) (USA)

Street Address: PO Box 9128
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Berkeley, CA 94709 USA
Email Address: tanc@tanc.org
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.tanc.org/

Tibetan Association of Southern California (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Nawang Phuntsog
Street Address: P.O. box 642358
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Los Angeles, CA 90064 USA
Telephone Number: 310.390.0635
Email Address: nphuntsog@fullerton.edu

Tibet Environmental Watch (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Robert Z. Apte
Street Address: 906 Indian Rock Avenue
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: BERKELEY, CA 94707 USA
Telephone Number: 510.526.3657
Fax Number: 510.526.4238
Email Address: rapte@dnai.com
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.tew.org/

Tibet Justice Center (USA)

(formerly International Committee of Lawyers for Tibet)
Name of Administrative Contact: John Isom
Street Address: 440 Grand Avenue Suite 425
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Oakland, CA 94610
Telephone Number: 510 486 0588
Email Address: tjc@tibetjustice.org
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.tibetjustice.org/

Tibetan Aid Foundation Inc. (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Dorjee Tsewang
Street Address: 77 Taormina Lane
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Ojai, CA 93023
Telephone Number: 805 646-2704
Email Address: dorjee_director@TibetanAid.org
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.TibetanAid.org/

Tibetan Aid Project (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Sandy Olney
Street Address: 2910 San Pablo Ave.
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Berkeley, CA 94702
Telephone Number: 1-800-338-4238
Fax Number: 510-548-2230
Email Address: tap@tibetanaidproject.org
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.tibetanaidproject.org/

The Tibetan Aid Project is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization which supports the Tibetan people in their ongoing effort to restore and transmit their religious and cultural heritage. TAP sponsors the distribution of sacred texts and art at the annual World Peace Ceremonies in Bodh Gaya, India. We also provide direct aid to monks and nuns, monastic and educational centers. TAP works to promote awareness of what Tibetans in exile and in Tibet face everyday.

Tibetan Cultural Center (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Nyima Tsundu
Street Address: 2501 Redondo Beach Blvd. #315
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Gardena, CA 90249

Tibetan Cultural Society of California (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Thepo Tulku (Director)
Street Address: P.O. Box. No 99201
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Emeryville, CA 94662. (USA)
Telephone Number: (510) 412-6672
Fax Number: (510) 524-6267
Email Address: tibet1@earthlink.net

Tibetan Cultural Society of California holds Tibetan history classes Friday evenings in Berkeley at 7 p.m. at BERKELEY FELLOWSHIP OF UNITARIAN UNIVERSALISTS, 1606 Bonita Avenue, (cross CIDAR Str.) We also provide guest lectures to interested groups, teach classes in Buddhism and Tibetan language and art.

Tibetan Nyingma Relief Foundation (USA)

Street Address: 2425 Hillside Ave.
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Berkeley, CA 94704
Telephone Number: 510 845-1710

Toward a Free Tibet (USA)

City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: California, USA
Web Page URL (Address): http://towardafreetibet.org

Vajrayana Foundation (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Josh Godine
Street Address: 2013 Eureka Canyon Road
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Corralitos, CA USA 95076
Telephone Number: 831-761-6266
Fax Number: 831-761-6284
Email Address: office@vajrayana.org
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.vajrayana.org/

Non-profit started by Lama Tharchin Rinpoche in 1988 at the request of his teacher HH Dudjom Rinpoche. Offers year-round practice retreats, College of Buddhist Studies, Tibetan Arts Institute and more.

Colorado Friends of Tibet (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Dawn Engle, Chairman
Street Address: 3095 Lafayette Drive
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Boulder, CO 80303 U.S.A.
Telephone Number: (303)499-4168
Fax Number: (303)499-2125
Email Address: dawnengle@aol.com
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.ColoradoFriendsOfTibet.org

Friends of Tibetan Settlements in India (FOTSI) (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Chela Kunasz, President
Street Address: 315 Skylark Way
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Boulder, CO 80303 USA
Email Address: chelak@comcast.net
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.kunasz.com/TSI/TSI.html

Friends of Tibetan Settlements in India (FOTSI) aids Tibetan refugees and projects in resettlement (refugee) areas in India. Health and educational needs are priorities. Currently most work is in the Mundgod (Doeguling), and Bylakuppe Tibetan Settlements in Karnataka State, India. FOTSI is a fully tax-exempt non-profit organization (501(c)(3)) incorporated in the state of Colorado. The project is directed by Chela Kunasz, President, and the FOTSI Board of Directors.

Surmang Foundation (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Julie Carpenter, MD
Street Address: 135536 Gold Hill Rd.
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Boulder, Colorado, USA 80302
Telephone Number: 303-459-9030
Email Address: info@surmang.org
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.surmang.org/,

Foundation description: Surmang Foundation is a US-based and European Community-based NGO, incorporated as a nonprofit as Friends of Surmang, Inc., in 1988, with IRS under section 501 (c)(3) of the IRS code, EIN # 74 2549293. It is incorporated in the EU, Holland, as Stichting Surmang Foundation Europe.

The Surmang region of SW China is included in the area of 28 million Chinese whose income is less than US 10¢/day. Daunting poverty in this area has created one of the world’s highest infant and maternal mortality rates. To alleviate this crisis, SF has operated a primary care clinic in a remote, poor region of Western China, in partnership with the Chinese Government, Qinghai Province and Yushu Prefecture, since 1992.

Core Project: The Core Project has treated over 67,000 patients for free, including medicine, since the clinic building was completed in 1996. Its focus is on mother and child health. It supports two local ethnic Tibetan doctors, Phuntsok Dongdrup and Sonam Drogha.

Tibetan Health & Education Fund (USA)

Street Address: 1162 Adams Street
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Denver, CO 80206 USA

Western Colorado Friends of Tibet (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Bill Duckworth
Street Address: 19348 6565 Rd.
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Montrose, Colorado, USA, 81401
Telephone Number: 970-240-4197
Fax Number: 970-240-7978
Email Address: world_peace@montrose.net
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.tibet.org/Resources/TSG/Grou ... orado.html

Tibetan Association of Connecticut (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Ngawang
Street Address: 124 Doulbing Rd.
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Greenwich, CT 06830
Telephone Number: (203) 629-2504
Email Address: tact@dharma-haven.org
Web Page URL (Address): http://dharma-haven.org/tact/

The World Tibet Day Foundation (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Richard Rosenkranz
Street Address: PO Box 622
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Roseland, Florida 32957,USA
Telephone Number: 1 561 388 0699
Fax Number: 1 561 388 9798
Email Address: richardr888@aol.com
Web Page URL (Address): http://worldtibetday.com/

Amicus Foundation (USA)

Street Address: 4217 Waipua Street
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Kilauea, Hawaii 96754, USA
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.amicusfoundation.org/

The Amicus Foundation is Dedicated to preserving the Dharma and Responds to the suffering of refugees, orphaned children, disenfranchised women and imperiled Tibetan Buddhist cultures throughout the regions of Tibet, Bhutan and Nepal. Founded in 1987, and guided by the late Nyoshul Khenpo Rinpoche, AMICUS directs many projects in medicine, education, children's needs, women's rights and cultural preservation.

Kauai Friends of Tibet (USA)

Street Address: 6820 Kawaihau rd.
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Kapaa, HI 96746, USA
Telephone Number: 808.822.1018

Kokua Tibet Ohana (USA)

("Tibet Support Group" in Hawaiian language)
Name of Administrative Contact: Dewe Norbu (aka: State Senator Anson Chong, retired)
Street Address: P.O. Box 1352
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Kurtistown, Hi. 96760 USA
Telephone Number: (808) 968-8347
Email Address: Kokua_Tibet@yahoo.com
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.geocities.com/kokua_tibet/

We support efforts to protect what's left of the cultural assets of occupied Tibet and join the international community in trying to persuade Chinese occupying forces to stop human rights abuses there.

Tsurphu Foundation (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: ATTN. Ward Holmes
Street Address: 1135 Makawao Ave.Suite 103-307
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Makawao, Maui, Hawaii USA 96768

The Tibetan Alliance of Chicago (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Kenneth Javonovich, President
Street Address: 4750 North Sheridan Road, Suite 469
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Chicago, IL 60640-5078
Telephone Number: 773.275.7454
Fax Number: 773.275.9171
Email Address: tibetanalliance@msn.com
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.TibetanAlliance.org/

International Tibet Independence Movement (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Larry Gerstein, Director
Street Address: PO Box 592
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Fishers, IN 46038, USA
Telephone Number: 317-579-9015
Fax Number: 317-579-0914
Email Address: Rangzen@aol.com
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.rangzen.com/

The International Tibet Independence Movement (ITIM) was co-founded by Thubten Jigme Norbu (oldest brother of His Holiness The Dalai Lama) and Larry Gerstein (Professor-Psychology) on March 18, 1995 in order to secure Tibet's Independence through non-violent methods. The basic premise of ITIM is that "Only Independence for Tibet can ensure the survival of the Tibetan land and it's people, culture, and religion." The goals of ITIM are as follows: 1) Articulate a concrete vision of Tibet as an Independent Nation; 2) Promote the use of documentation that advocates using Independence as the primary focal point for activities relating to the Tibetan cause world-wide; 3) Demand that the voice of Tibetans for Independence be heard by government and non-governmental agencies world-wide; 4. Encourage the collective, coordinated participation of all Tibetans and their supporters to develop and implement strategies for economic, legal, and political action.

Tibet Society - Indiana (USA)

Street Address: Goodbody Hall 101 Indiana University
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Bloomington, IN 47402 USA

Tibetan Cultural Center (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Mary Pattison
Street Address: 727 N. Sonntag Avenue
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Evansville, IN 47712, USA
Telephone Number: (812) 423-6668
Fax Number: (812) 423-6668
Email Address: mjpatt@world.evansville.net
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.evansville.net/~mjpatt/

Kentucky Friends of Tibet (USA)

City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Louisville KY, USA
Email Address: KYforTIBET@aol.com

Maine Friends of Tibet (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Terry A. Frahlich
Street Address: c/o Jacques Lane
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Windham, ME 04062, USA
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.mindfulnesscenter.org/

Tibetan Cultural Study Center (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Ralph Coffman
Street Address: RR2 Box 1330
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Old Town, ME 04468, USA
Telephone Number: 207.827.6212

Boston Tibet Network (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Linda Mancini
Street Address: 35 Eliot Crescent
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Brookline, MA 02467, USA
Telephone Number: 1 617 501-3724
Email Address: manciniart@mac.com
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.tibetnetwork.org

Cultural Survival-Tibet Project (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Warren Smith
Street Address: 11 Divinity Ave
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Cambridge MA USA

International Fund For The Development of Tibet (USA)

Street Address: PO Box 2169
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Cambridge, MA 02238 USA

Tibetan Association of Amherst (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Youten Gyatso
Street Address: 170 East Hadley Road
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Amherst, MA 01002, USA
Telephone Number: 413.585.5946

TIBETmichigan (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Glenn Freeman
Street Address: 52 Monroe Center NW (2)
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Grand Rapids, MI, USA 49503
Telephone Number: 616-773-2812
Email Address: glenn@tashilhunpo.org
Web Page URL (Address): http://facebook.com/group.php?gid=64372229740

Michigan's major Tibet Support Group was named in 1995 and is comprised of individuals and organizations working together to help bring about statewide awareness and action on behalf of the people and culture of Chinese-occupied Tibet.

Yaks For Life USA (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Marie Giguere
Street Address: 2138 Hamilton Road #1
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Okemos, Mi USA 48864
Telephone Number: 517-755-6845
Email Address: marie@yaksforlifeusa.org
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.yaksforlifeusa.org/

We are a non-profit group raising money to fund the gifting of mother yaks and calves to the following Tibetan groups:

nomadic families
homes for 'homeless' elderly
schools and an orphanage set up after the earthquake

Gyuto Wheel of Dharma Monastery (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Ven. Lobsang Jugney c/o TEA
Street Address: 2605 Taylor Street NE
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Minneapolis, MN 55418, USA
Telephone Number: 612 724 3124
Email Address: gyuto.us@gmail.com

Gyuto Wheel of Dharma Monastery is the U.S. affiliate of the Gyuto Tantric Monastery based in exile in Bomdila, India. The Minneapolis center has resident monks and nuns and hosts twice-weekly public teachings for the public and the large Tibetan resettlement community in Minnesota. Please send inquiries via e-mail for quickest reply (please write "re:GWDM" on subject line).

Regional Tibetan Youth Congress, Minnesota (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Jigme Ugen
Street Address: 6939 Wentworth Ave. S
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Richfield, MN 55423, USA
Telephone Number: 612-703-6321
Email Address: rtycminnesota@yahoo.com
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.geocities.com/rtycminnesota/

The Minnesota chapter of Tibetan Youth Congress (RTYC-MN) was founded on November 14, 1998. RTYC engages in promoting the just cause of Tibet reaching out beyond the Tibetan community with seminars, campaigns and talks. RTYC-MN sets out to accomplish the mission explicitly stated in the objectives of its parent organization "The Central Executive Tibetan Youth Congress" based in Dharamsala, India.

"The deep root of failure in our lives is to think, 'Oh how useless and powerless I am.' It is essential to think strongly and forcefully, 'I can do it,' without boasting or fretting."
- His Holiness


Tibetan American Foundation of Minnesota (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Jigme T. Taythi
Street Address: 2344 Nicollet Avenue, Suite 430
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Minneapolis, MN 55404, USA
Telephone Number: 612-872-4866 (w)
Email Address: TAFM@mtn.org

Tibetan Association of Minnesota (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Pema K. Takza
Street Address: 2529 Buchanan St. NE
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Minneapolis, MN-55418, USA
Telephone Number: 612-789-3149
Email Address: PTakza@aol.com

Tibetan Education Action (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Nancy Dadak
Street Address: 687 2nd Ave. NW
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: New Brighton, MN 55112 USA
Telephone Number: 651-247-8831
Fax Number: 612-638-9646
Email Address: heartoftibet@gmail.com

Tibetan Education Action is a non-profit volunteer organization providing educational, medical and material assistance to rural Tibetan villagers. Programs incl. construction of a school and clinic inside Tibet, a child sponsorship program and volunteer expeditions to Tibet providing medical care, education and supplies. To sponsor a child ($20 per month) or volunteer your skills, please contact T.E.A.
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Kansas City Friends of Tibet (USA)

Street Address: PO Box 32843
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Kansas City, MO 64171, USA

St Louis Friends of Tibet (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Cynthia Curley
Street Address: 6116 Kingsbury Ave
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: St Louis, MO 63112 USA

Tibetan Children's Education Foundation (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Karma Tensum, Executive Director
Street Address: PO Box 1403
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Helena, MT 59624 USA
Telephone Number: 406-443-6078
Cell Number: 406-461-8745
Email Address: tcef@mt.net
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.TibetanChildrensEducation.org/

Monadnock Friends of Tibet (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Sandra Whippie / Frank Fiske
Street Address: 620 West St.
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Keene,NH 03431,USA
Telephone Number: 1 603 355 2286
Email Address: sjwkne@cheshire.net

New Jersey Friends of Tibet (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: William Poole
Street Address: West Milford
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: New Jersey 07421 USA
Telephone Number: 201-236-2633
Email Address: NJFOT@llhaso.com

Our mission is to increase the awareness of the residents of New Jersey about Tibet and traditional Tibetan culture as it existed before the Chinese occupation and to assist in freeing Tibet from the Chinese occupation.

Tibetan Youth Congress of NY/NJ (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Sonam Topgyal
Street Address: 32-11, 42nd Street, # B
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Astoria, NY 11103 USA
Telephone Number: 718-545-0113
Email Address: info@tibetanyouthcongress.us
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.tibetanyouthcongress.us/

Dhokham Chushi Gangdruk (New York) (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Doma Norbu
Street Address: Dhokham Chushi Gangdruk
75-22, 37th Avenue
Mail Box #326
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Jackson Heights, NY 11372, USA
Telephone Number: +1 (646) 435-7880
Fax Number: +1 (646) 435-7880
Email Address: dnorbu@chushigangdruk.org
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.chushigangdruk.org/

Dhokham Chushi Gangdruk (DCG) is a non-governmental, non-religious, nonpartisan organization registered in the state of New York as a not-for-profit corporation and authorized under Section 501 (c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code.

DCG's mission is to:

Work towards restoring the independence of Tibet through a non-violent movement.
Work towards the rights of the Tibetan people to determine their own political, economic, social, religious and cultural future under the sole leadership of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Preserve the unique Tibetan culture in-exile, which is being systematically destroyed by the Communist Chinese Government inside Tibet.
Look after the welfare of the veteran Chushi Gangdruk members.

Gere Foundation/Initiatives Foundation (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Kristina Kulin
Street Address: c/o Initiatives Foundation, 341 Lafayette St., #4416
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: New York, NY 10012
Email Address: info@initiativesfoundation.org
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.gerefoundation.org/

The Gere Foundation awards grants to humanitarian organizations supporting victims of war and natural disasters, providing HIV/AIDS care and research and addressing human rights violations occurring around the world. Our primary mission is to assist the cultural survival of the Tibetan people through health, technological and educational projects. The Gere Foundation contributes directly to The Tibet Fund, supporting His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan community-in-exile. Dislocated from their homeland since 1959 and under the continuing brutal occupation of the Chinese,thousands of Tibetan refugees risk their lives every year escaping to freedom in India, Nepal, Mongolia and elsewhere.

The goal of the Gere Foundation is to alleviate suffering and help to restore autonomy to the people of Tibet.

Office of Tibet, New York (USA)

Street Address: 241 E 32nd St.
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: New York, N.Y. 10016
Telephone Number: (212) 213-5010
Fax Number: 212- 779-9245
Email Address: otny@igc.org

Students for a Free Tibet (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Lhadon Tethong
Street Address: 602 E. 14 Street, 2nd Floor
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: New York, NY 10009 USA
Telephone Number: 212 358-0071
Fax Number: 212 358 1771
Email Address: info@studentsforafreetibet.org
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.studentsforafreetibet.org/

Here's the Students for a Free Tibet (SFT) chapter contact information.

Tibet & Buddhist Studies Society (USA)

Street Address: Earl Hall Columbia University
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: New York, NY 10027 USA

Tibet Fund (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Rinchen Dharlo
Street Address: 241 East 32nd St
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: New York, NY 10016 USA
Telephone Number: (212) 213-5011
Fax Number: (212) 779-9245
Email Address: tibetfund@tibetfund.org
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.tibetfund.org/

Tibet House U.S. (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Ganden Thurman
Street Address: 22 West 15th Street
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: New York, NY 10011
Telephone Number: 212-807-0563
Fax Number: 212-807-0563
Email Address: ganden@mindspring.com
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.tibethouse.org/

Tibet House is a not-for-profit cultural and religious organization founded in 1987 under the auspices of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Its purposes are to help to preserve Tibet's culture and religious heritage; to present Tibet's ancient traditions of philosophy, art and science; and to share Tibet's unique contribution to spiritual understanding and human development. Through its museum exhibitions, conferences, library and research facility, publications, lectures, concerts and special events, Tibet House seeks to open the heart of America to the dignity and beauty of Tibetan culture.

Tibetan Cultural Institute (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Jb Werner-Aye & Aye Tulku
Street Address: 61 Grove Street, No 4A
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: New York, NY 10014

Tibetan Liberation Theatre (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Virginia Henes
Street Address: PO Box 1082
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: New York, NY 10013
Telephone Number: (212) 260-9454
Fax Number: (212) 260-9454
Email Address: info@tibetanliberation.org
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.tibetanliberation.org/

TIBETAN LIBERATION THEATRE is a grassroots organization which performs theatre, dance, puppet, and international music programs, holds community festivals & bazaars, and works with other Tibet support groups in organizing and actualizing mutual activities such as demonstrations, festivals & campaigns. We also have an active website (updated weekly), which currently offers articles on Tibet, the script of our most recent play "Where is the Panchen Lama?", free novels of Tibet, Tibetan Liberation Comics, photos of recent events, art shows, shopping, and a calendar of upcoming political actions and Dharma teachings, etc.

Tibetan Refugee Health Care Project (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Dr. Marsha Woolf, Director
Street Address: 416 W. 23rd St. Suite 1D
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: New York City, NY 10011
Telephone Number: Tel/FAX 212-741-2727

Tibetan Youth Congress of NY/NJ (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Sonam Topgyal
Street Address: 32-11, 42nd Street, # B
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Astoria, NY 11103 USA
Telephone Number: 718-545-0113
Email Address: info@tibetanyouthcongress.us
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.tibetanyouthcongress.us/

Tibet Aid (formerly Tibetan Sponsorship Project) (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Steve Drago
Street Address: 34 Tinker Street
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Woodstock, NY 12498 USA
Telephone Number: +1 (845) 679-6973
Fax Number: +1 (845) 679-6973
Email Address: sponsor@tibetaid.org
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.tibetaid.org/

Tibet Aid provides humanitarian relief through sponsorship of Tibetan monks, nuns, children and elders in exile and within Tibet. Please visit our website for more information on our project.

Tibetan Youth Association - U.S.A. (USA)

Street Address: 241 East 32nd Street
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: New York, NY 10016 USA

United States Tibet Committee (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Sarah Hoffman
Street Address: 241 East 32nd Street
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: New York, NY 10016 USA
Telephone Number: 212-481-3569
Fax Number: 212-213-2623
Email Address: ustc@igc.org
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.ustibetcommittee.org/

The U.S. Tibet Committee (USTC) is an independent organization formed by American and Tibetan volunteers to promote the restoration of Tibetan independence. We provide the public with information on the history, culture and plight of the Tibetan people. We sponsor lectures, conferences, demonstrations and other events to raise public awareness about conditions in Tibet. We keep U.S. politicians informed on the situation in Tibet, and press them to take a stand against the Chinese occupation.

USTC is a registered non-profit organization, supported entirely by individual donations. We welcome new members to join the cause for a free Tibet. Feel free to contact us if you'd like to become a member of USTC, start a local chapter, or receive more information about Tibet.

Project Tibet (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Paljor Thundup
Street Address: 403 Canyon Road
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Santa Fe, NM 87501, USA
Telephone Number: 505.982.3002
Fax Number: 505.988.4142

Tibetan Association of Santa Fe (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Tibetan Association of Santa Fe
Street Address: 915 Hickox Street
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Santa Fe, NM 87505, USA
Telephone Number: (505)988-4144
Email Address: TibetanAssociationOfSantaFe@yahoo.com
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.taosf.org

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The association was reorganized on September 2nd, 1997 with 12 executive members with the following Aims and Objectives.

1. To support the people and the policies of the Tibetan Government-in-exile headed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the spiritual and temporal leader of Tibetans, and to ensure the dissemination of truthful, timely information about the critical situation of Tibet to the world.

2. To preserve Tibetan identities-culture, language, and religion and also support the Institutions and organizations that render assistance for all sentient beings.

3. To strengthen the bonds of friendship and cooperation with all peoples in general and with a focus on enhancing brotherhood and sisterhood amongst Tibetans and those who value the fundamental truths of human rights.

4. To abide by the rules and regulations of the Association as will be finalized by the members in a practical democratic spirit.

The above aims and objectives were endorsed by the general members on October 4th, 1997.

Association Cognizance Tibet, North Carolina (ACT, NC) (USA)

Name of Administrative Contacts: Karma Tashi, Jessica Mollet
Street Address: 3500 Apache Dr.
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Raleigh, NC 27609, USA
Telephone Number: 919.862.8624, 919.622.8377
Email Address: tibetawareness@yahoo.com; Jessica Mollet: admin@unitytriangle.org

ACT NC Supports His Holiness the Dalai Lama's non-violent Middle Path Approach to Tibet's crisis by carrying out Tibet awareness programs.

Northwest Tibetan Cultural Association (USA)

President: Tsering Choephel
Street Address: P.O. Box 13120
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Portland,OR 97213,USA
Telephone Number: (503) 222-7172
Fax Number: (503) 222-1582
Email Address: nwtca.president@gmail.com
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.nwtca.org/

Regional Tibetan Youth Congress Oregon/SW Washington (USA)

Name of Administrative Contacts:
1. Wang Du, President wangdu1@hotmail.com
2. Tenzin Yeshi, the General Secretary
3. Tenzin Namden, the Vice President and Event Coordinator
4. Phunstsok Gawatsang, the Treasurer/Accountant
5. Rinchen Yangphel, the Public Relation Officer
Street Address: 598 SE 71st Avenue
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Hillsboro, OR 97123
Telephone Number: (503) 356-5482 (H)
(971) 226-4871 (Cell)
Email Address: portlandrtyc@yahoo.com
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.tibetanyouthcongress.com/

Oregon-Washington Tibetan Community (USA)

Street Address: 2904 NE 101 Street
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Vancouver, WA 98662 USA
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.washingtontibet.org/

Solutions in Action (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Karen Garfinkle
Street Address: PO Box 266
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Williams, OR 97544 USA
Telephone Number: 650-851-3204
Email Address: karen@solutionsinaction.com
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.solutionsinaction.com/

We are a grassroots international, education and service organization dedicated to compassionate action for endangered environments & cultures.

In Dharamshala and South India, we have worked with diverse local Tibetan schools, monasteries, governmental and non-governmental organizations and individuals to offer environmental health, education and service projects since 1995.

In the United States, we function as a Tibet Support Group whose aim is to educate the public about the plight of Tibet and other endangered peoples and the environments upon which they depend. We emphasize Tibet's powerful example of non-violence and compassion in their struggle for freedom.

Artists for Tibet (USA)

Street Address: 3212 S.E. 23rd Ave.
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Portland, OR 97202
Telephone Number: (503) 233-7055
Fax Number: (503) 233-5469

Friends of Drepung Gomang Monastery (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Greg Schultz
Street Address: 633 Fern Rd.
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Glenside, Pa. 19038
Telephone Number: 215-576-5697
Email Address: info@gomangtour.org
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.gomangtour.org/

2002 North American Tour for the Drepung Gomang monks
Jan 2002 - Nov 2002
Please call to schedule an event in your area

Sacred Dance and Music Performance
Sand Mandala
Chanting and Prayers
Teaching
Pujas

Pittsburgh Friends of Tibet (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Dave Ackerman
Street Address: P.O. Box 8369
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Pittsburgh, PA 15218
Email Address: dmastar@zbzoom.net

Founded in 1992, Pittsburgh Friends of Tibet aids in the preservation of Tibet's threatened culture by sponsoring humanitarian projects abroad and cultural and educational events at home.

We also encourage our members and others to speak up against the violation of Tibetans' human rights in Chinese-occupied Tibet.

Tibetan American Resource Alliance (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Sandra Esner
Street Address: 135 Granite Hill Ct.
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Langhorne, Pa. 19047 USA
Email Address: dolflady@comcat.com

Our 501.c.3 is Angels Without Wings. We are currently listed as the top supporter for Artists4Tibet.I have been involved with my group as a cofounder and hosted the Freedom Marchers for the 1996 walk in my home. We are very active in the New Hope Bucks County area and also work closely with the Princeton Area Friends of Tibet. We have one goal in mind: Freedom for Tibet.

US Tibet Committee - Philadelphia (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Carolyn E. Holland
Street Address: 3921 Patrician Drive
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Philadelphia,PA 19154,USA
Telephone Number: 1 215 8242928
Email Address: carolyn4tibet@aol.com

Charleston Tibetan Society (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Bob Sachs
Street Address: P.O. Box 21743
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Charleston, SC, USA 29413
Telephone Number: 803-965-8815 Voice Mail
Email Address: bsachs@awod.com
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.awod.com/gallery/probono/tibetan/

Relief Alliance (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: W. Kesler Jackson
Street Address: #221 R Hall
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Provo, UT 84604 USA
Telephone Number: (801) 371-3116
Email Address: khabachen@yahoo.com
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.lovetibet.com/

The Relief Alliance is involved in organizing and carrying out large-scale service projects the world over, but deals especially with the Tibet Crisis. Its Relief Projects Committee fulfills humanitarian, non-political needs. Its Human Rights Committee serves as an instrument of spreading awareness of the Tibetan situation and acts as an advocate for Tibetan political prisoners.

Utah Friends of Tibet (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Ron Holt
Street Address: 992 Cinnamon Hills Dr.
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Provo, Utah, USA, 84606
Telephone Number: 801-487-8930
Fax Number: 801-229-1579
Email Address: ron@vpark.net
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.vpark.net/tibet/

Utah Friends of Tibet provides on-line advocacy resources for the various Tibetan organizations in Utah.

Sacharuna Foundation (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Mary O'Grady
Street Address: PO Box 130
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: The Plains, VA 22171 USA

Tibet Education Network at Global Source (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Jon Garfunkel, Director
Street Address: PO Box 11316
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Bainbridge Island, WA 98110, USA
Telephone Number: (206) 780-5797
Fax Number: (206) 780-5797
Email Address: info@GlobalSourceNetwork.org
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.GlobalSourceNetwork.org

About Tibet Education Network...

Tibet is one of the oldest living civilizations to thrive into this century, a nation once insulated in a unique part of the world, with a deeply spiritual population, a profound religious system, and a rich cultural heritage. Today, Tibetans are an endangered population, struggling for survival as a people, culture, and country, both in their homeland and in diaspora communities around the world.

Tibet Education Network (TEN) is an independent, educational outreach project which works to raise awareness of Tibetan civilization, Tibetan Buddhism, and the current Tibetan situation. The mission of TEN is to help facilitate the study of Tibet throughout K-12 and Adult education, and to make Tibet a more teacher and student friendly subject. Beyond the study of Tibet, TEN approaches this subject as a valuable model for understanding important global issues and topics such as cultural survival, human rights, non-violent conflict resolution, ageless wisdom,sustainability, and social responsibility.

Tibet Education Network provides:

Professional Development: teacher training for the study of Tibet in K-12 and adult education, summer institutes, workshops, and individual consultation.
Program Design and Facilitation: interactive and experiential programs for grades K-12, courses of study, units of study, student workshops,assembly & classroom presentations, and independent study.
Curricular and Educational Support Materials: design of educational readers, course handbooks, lesson plans, slide packages, bibliographies,videographies, resource lists, and companion guides for films and documentaries; research library and video rental available for local educators.
The TEN Catalog: mail order and bookstore of selected source materials for the study of Tibet in K-12 and adult education, including thematic starter libraries for grades K-12 and rare and out of print books and magazines. Contact TEN to receive a copy of our current catalog.
Special Projects: educational outreach support for Tibet-related cultural programs, exhibitions, children as activities for museums and festivals, Tibetan & Buddhist organizations, and the media. Courses and forums for colleges and adult groups, public events and community programs, and Tibet travel presentations.
Seattle Jewish-Buddhist Dialogue: TEN is a sponsoring organization of this on-going inner faith and cross-cultural dialogue. Contact TEN for upcoming programs.
Established in 1994, TEN has worked with hundreds of educators, students, schools and organizations in the Northwest and nation-wide.Tibet Education Network is a special project of Global Source Education, a non-profit, independent, educational outreach organization. The mission of Global Source is to foster a deeper awareness and encourage greater social responsibility around topics and issues that affect our changing global community. Through an approach to learning that examines a diversity of perspectives and cultivates critical thinking,Global Source provides professional development, curricular and educational support materials, and other services to make global studies more accessible and meaningful.

Tibetan Nuns Project (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Lisa Farmer, Executive Director
Street Address: 815 Seattle Boulevard South #216
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Seattle, WA 98134 USA
Telephone Number: 206.652.8901
Email Address: info@tnp.org
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.tnp.org/

Tibetan Rights Action Coalition (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Heather Woods
Street Address: 17171 Bothell Way NE PMB 203
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Lake Forest Park, WA 98155, USA
Telephone Number: (206) 664-1217
Fax Number: (206) 664-1217
Email Address: FreeTibetNow@onebox.com
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.tibetfreedomnow.org/

TRAC is a coalition dedicated to improving human rights and the environment in Tibet. To this end, TRAC is involved in education, advocacy, networking,and economic actions. TRAC seeks the restoration of basic human rights and self-determination for all Tibetans, an end to the illegal military occupation by China, and the re-unification of Tibet, including Amdo and Kham. We are committed to exclusively non-violent means to attain the freedom and justice which create lasting peace.

Capital Area Friends of Tibet (Wash. D.C.) (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Whitney Steward
Street Address: PO Box 66373
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Washington DC 20035 USA

The Conservancy for Tibetan Art and Culture (USA)

Street Address: 1825 Eye Street, NW Suite 400
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Washington, DC 20006 USA
Telephone Number: 202-828-6288
Fax Number: 703-538-4671
Email Address: info@tibetanculture.org
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.tibetanculture.org

The Conservancy for Tibetan Art and Culture, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation formed in 1997 under the patronage of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, works to preserve and promote Tibet's unique cultural heritage. Collaborating with Tibet Fund and Tibet House, the Conservancy aims to increase public awareness of Tibet's living cultural heritage by developing projects to preserve the most threatened aspects of Tibetan culture.

Institute for Asian Democracy (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Michele Bohana
Street Address: 1518 K Street NW, Suite 201
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Washington, DC 20005 USA
Telephone Number: 202.737.4101
Fax Number: 202.232.0427
Email Address: 76513.1112@compuserve.com

International Campaign for Tibet (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: John Ackerly
Street Address: 1825 Jefferson Place, NW
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Washington, DC 20036
Telephone Number: +1 (202) 785-1515
Fax Number: +1 (202) 785-4343
Email Address: johna@savetibet.org
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.savetibet.org

U.S. Tibetan Society for School and Culture (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Anne Oliver
Street Address: 4707 Connecticut Ave. NW #201
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Washington, DC 20008
Email Address: Shiwa@aol.com
Web Page URL (Address): http://member.aol.com/shiwa/tibet.htm

West Virginia Friends of Tibet (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Ken Lewis
Street Address: Rt. 2 Box 99
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Harmony, WV 25243, USA
Telephone Number: 304-927-1505
Fax Number: 304-927-5171
Email Address: bel@access.mountain.net

Chenrezig Fund, Inc (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Skip Kindy, Executive Director
Street Address: 211 Campbell St.
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Madison, WI 53711 USA
Telephone Number: 608-628-8172
Email Address: director@chenrezigfund.org
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.chenrezigfund.org/

The Chenrezig Fund, Inc. is a non-profit charitable organization devoted to assisting Tibetans throughout the world in their efforts to survive as a distinct people and maintain their unique and ancient cultural heritage. We do this by finding sponsors for impoverished Tibetan refugee children and elders in India and Nepal. We also raise funds for our Chenrezig Scholarship Fund that makes it possible for several Tibetan refugees to pursue higher studies.

Deer Park Buddhist Center (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Ven. Geshe Sopa, Director
Street Address: 4548 Schneider Drive
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Oregon, WI 53575
Telephone Number: 608-284-8311
Fax Number: 608-835-2964
Email Address: deerpark@itis.com
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.deerparkcenter.org/

Wisconsin Tibetan Association (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Thubden Sangha
Street Address: P O Box 5406
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Madison, WI 53705 USA
Email Address: wta@wistib.org
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.wistib.org

Wisconsin Tibetan Association (WTA) is a registered 501(c)(3) non profit organization established after the arrival of the first group of Tibetan immigrants to Madison as part of the US Tibetans Resettlement project. The Tibetans are honored to join the ranks of Wisconsin's growing richly diverse population. As a contributing member of Wisconsin our goal is to establish a center to preserve, promote and propagate Tibetan culture for future generations.

Fundacion Pro Tibet (Argentina)

Name of Administrative Contact: Alcira Calascibetta
Street Address: Avda. Callao 157 - Piso 5 D
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: 1022 Buenos Aires,Argentina
Telephone Number: 54 11 4374 2279
Fax Number: 54 114374 2279
Email Address: alcira@kt.com.ar

Comite Brasileiro DE Apoio Ao Tibet (Brazil)

Name of Administrative Contact: Lia Diskin
Street Address: Rua Leoncio de Carvalho99
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Paraiso,Sao Paulo 04003-010,Brazil
Telephone Number: 55 11 288 7356
Fax Number: 55 11 2878941
Email Address: balia@attglobal.net

Dorjee Jigje Centre - Brazil (Brazil)

Name of Administrative Contact: Kalden Lodoe
Street Address: Rua Ribeiro De Almeidia 5022240 Larajaerias
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Rio de Janeiro Brazil

Anistia Internacional Brasil (Brazil)

Name of Administrative Contact: Liana Verney
Street Address: R.Vincente Leporace, 833 Campo Belo
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: 04619-032 S. Paulo S.P. Brasil
Telephone Number: 55 11 5429819
Fax Number: 55 11 55615995
Email Address: lverney@telnet.com.br and 74672.3213@compuserve.com

SOS Tibet - Brazil (Brazil)

Name of Administrative Contact: Elton da Silva Melo
Street Address: Av. Hildebrando de Lima 1404
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Osasco, SP, 06190-160 Brazil
Email Address: sos.tibet@bigfoot.com
Web Page URL (Address): http://members.xoom.com/sostibet/

SOS Tibet (former Brazilian Students for a Free Tibet) works together with Dharma centers, human rights NGOs,activists, students and Internet surfers.

Tibetan Friends of Brazil (Brazil)

Name of Administrative Contact: Lia Diskin
Street Address: RVA Leoncio De Carvalho, 99
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Sao Paulo SP 04003-010, BRAZIL
Telephone Number: 55-11-288-7356
Fax Number: 55-11-287-8941

Grupo de Apoyo a Tibet - Chile (Chile)

Name of Administrative Contact: Prof. Humberto Barahona / Natalia Barahona
Street Address: Ventura Lavalle 520
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Santiago, Chile 8360112
Telephone Number: 56-2-5550905
Fax Number: 56-2-5550905
Email Address: tsgchile@gmail.com

Tibet Independiente (Chile)

Name of Administrative Contact: Ivan Gonzalez M.
Street Address: Virginio Arias 1610
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Nunoa,Santiago,Chile
Telephone Number: 56 2 271 4150
Fax Number: 56 2 2714150
Email Address: ivan_rebelde@hotmail.com

Asociacion Cultural Colombo-Tibetana (Columbia)

Name of Administrative Contact: Luis Alberto Mejia A. Director
Street Address: Cra. 79 # 47-49 Apartado aereo 59178
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Medillin-Antioquia, Colombia
Telephone Number: Telefono +57-4-411 46 04
Fax Number: Fax +57-4-412 55 46

Asociacion Cultural Peruano Tibetana - Peruvian Tibetan Coalition (Peru)

Name of Administrative Contact: Juan Jose Bustamante
Street Address: Enrique Palacios 1125-C
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Lima 18, PERU
Telephone Number: (51-1) 445-5003
Fax Number: (51-1) 447-2984
Email Address: kunzan@hotmail.com
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.dalailamaperu.org

Friends of Tibet - Uruguay (Uruguay)

Email Address: friendsoftibet.uruguay@gmail.com
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.friendsoftibet.org/uruguay/

Tíbet Patria Libre (USA)

Name of Administrative Contact: Aloma Sellanes
Street Address: Julio Herrera y Reissig 568/304
City, State/Province, Country and Postal Code: Montevideo 11300, Uruguay
Telephone Number: 598 2 711 23 18
598 2 712 40 31
Email Address: tibetpatrialibre@gmail.com
Web Page URL (Address): http://www.tibetpatrialibre.vox.com

It is a group which is trying to make known the cause of Tibet in Uruguay, trying to gain the support of media people, politician and public in general. We know that all the people who love peace, justice and believe in the self-determination will support the Tibetan cause, we have to give the information and to put the topic of Tibet on the table. We have done some things in the past and we want to do much more in the future.
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While most of the young volunteers were frankly terrified of Freda's sometime-bossy, imperious manner, Alethea [Martineau] Ato was not. A bishop's daughter and fellow Oxford graduate, she was more than capable of holding her ground, even though she was thirty years younger than Freda. In 1965, Alethea had gone to India to help the Tibetan refugees. "I heard about Freda through a friend of a friend in Delhi. 'Freda has gone potty about Tibetans, but if you want to teach, she's the person to help you. Freda Bedi knows everybody.' It was true," recounted Alethea from her Cambridge, England, home where she lives with her daughter and husband, Ato Rinpoche, the handsome tulku she met and fell in love with at the Young Lamas Home School.

"She was a great 'caretaker of souls' and wanted to be mother to all the world. It didn't work with me. Freda was not my mother. Freda longed to instruct and was instrumental in getting certain texts translated into English. She was also big on faith and devotion, but I hadn't arrived in India to change my religion. Nevertheless she was an excellent teacher and I'm indebted to her for the lessons she taught me in Buddhism, which I've never forgotten.

"I admired her for her enterprise, no doubt about it. She had excellent contacts within the higher echelons of the Indian government. Once, when someone needed a visa, she swept into the consulate saying, 'I wish to see the high commissioner,' whom she knew personally. It was soon taken care of. She was also a marvel on Indian railways and commandeering cycle rickshaws.

"She could also do disastrous things. I remember she got a school in Yorkshire to raise money for a buffalo, and when they did, she wrote and said she was spending the money on hot-water bottles instead, because it was so cold. The school was horrified, replying they felt they'd raised the money under false pretenses."

Freda was definitely not pleased with Alethea, her valuable young English teacher, became romantically involved with Ato Rinpoche, who was an eminent lama, a nephew of the renowned Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, and recognized as the eighth incarnation of the Tenzin Tulkus. The liaison caused a huge scandal and a major disruption for the Young Lamas Home School.

"It meant him disrobing -- a serious loss of a useful young lama. By then the Karmapa had lost Trungpa and as well, and it was beginning to be thought that it was a bad idea for rinpoches to learn English! Freda had a dewy, romantic view of tulkus; she thought them pure spirits. Although she may not have liked my relationship with Ato, she was not vituperative in any way. When I told her, she asked if I really meant it. I said yes. There were no rows, but I am sure it was a shock and disappointment to her. Once she knew I was sincere, she totally accepted it. We got married soon after in Delhi in February 1967. I was twenty-six.

"Ato had to tell His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He had an interview. We all waited with bated breath to see how the Dalai Lama would react -- but the fact that the meeting lasted well over an hour was a sign that their relationship had survived."

In 1967, Alethea and Ato moved to Cambridge, England, had a daughter, and for years Ato worked as a nurse in a psychiatric hospital before starting to teach again in Europe and Canada. The next time Alethea saw Freda was in 1974, during one of the Karmapa's tours. "She was as charming and batty as ever. I suggested she might like to take a bath to freshen up when she arrived. 'I never take a bath after midday. The Karmapa advised me against it.' It was a harmless dottiness, but I felt sorry for those people who regarded every statement uttered by a lama as gold plated."

-- The Revolutionary Life of Freda Bedi, by Vicki Mackenzie




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