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The Versatile Tibetan Sweater Sellers by Karma Tensum

Throughout history, the story of human survival through adaptation is fascinating and even inspiring. In its own way, so is the story of the Tibetans in exile. Did you know that most Tibetans in exile eke out livelihoods as roadside hawkers, selling sweaters, shawls, jackets, gift items, and other warm…...

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5 Lessons From the Tibetan Culture by Karma Tensum

Often I think of ways for us to give back to this amazing community of sponsors and supporters who donate hard-earned money to support a child or elder they’ve never met on the other side of the globe. I’ve always been passionate about sharing the Tibetan culture and nowadays my…...

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My Journey with TCEF by Jane Amdahl

My journey with the Tibetan Children’s Education Foundation began in 2004. I had been saving up for years to take the trip of a lifetime and the time had finally come. After looking at my options, I decided to go to the most exotic and faraway place I could think…...

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Celebrating the Success of our Students

In India, students in grade 12 have to sit for an important exams – the All India Senior Secondary Exams. These tests are conducted by the Central Board of School Education (CBSE). Every year about 3 million students take these tests. The results of these have important ramifications for their…...

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Feathered Pipe Foundation 45th Anniversary Celebrations

The Feathered Pipe Foundation celebrated its 45th Anniversary Celebrations with a week-long online workshop offerings that included a TCEF presentation. The TCEF presentation was headed by a Mandala Flow presentation by Jennifer Prugh which was simply amazing. Executive Director Karma Tensum then gave an overview of the foundation’s work that…...

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The TCEF Story by Karma Tensum

The core of TCEF's story is about the empathy that individual people in the West have for Tibet and Tibetans. One reason to share this story is that we are marking our 25th anniversary this year, but perhaps even more importantly, I wanted to share it for inspiration. I've been…...

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Celebrating the Tibetan Spiritual Heritage

Spirituality is the lifeline of the Tibetan people. Without it, they would lose their soul and their foundation. Most Tibetans find some time, some space for it in their daily lives. For many, the time spent on spiritual practice is the most important and meaningful part of their day. And…...

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Tibetan Culture Transmission Project 2020

TCEF believes that the endangered Tibetan culture premised on compassion and altruism is precious, not only for Tibetans but also for the whole world. We think it is vital to transmit it to the children....

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2019 Holiday Season Fundraising Campaigns

This Holiday season TCEF is doing two fundraising campaigns:one for the children and the other for the elders. For the children, we're trying to bring the internet and educational technologies into their classrooms. For the elders, we're using traditional Tibetan prayer flags printed by the children to raise funds for…...

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