TCEF Sponsor/Donor Blog

The Medicine of Altruism

Can a tweak in our attitude, the way we think and care about others make a fundamental difference in our happiness? The collective wisdom of the Tibetan spiritual tradition – the medicine of altruism strongly suggests that this is not only possible but within the grasp of each of us.…...

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The Pain & Privilege of Being Tibetan

Being a Tibetan in this day and age is both a pain and a privilege. The pain is more prominent – now, for over sixty years, we have been hounded from our homeland, driven into exile, stripped of our monasteries and even our dignity. We have no idea when even…...

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25th Anniversary Brochure

This brochure is a summary of everything TCEF. It provides an over view of our programs and achievements in our three key program areas of Culture, Education and Service over the past twenty five years. It also previews our hopes and aspiration in the years ahead. The gratitude segment informs…...

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The Tibetan Response to Covid 19 by Karma Tensum

The trend is the same - all over India, Tibetan communities are finding joy in giving back, in doing something for those who are more vulnerable and more in need than themselves. In 2019, the Tibetan community in exile coordinated a series of Thank You India events to express gratitude…...

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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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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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One of the Most Rewarding Things I’ve Done in Life: Roberta Anderson

I have had the pleasure of sponsoring three different children since I first visited Kyitseling in 2004. I was deeply moved by my initial visit to this hostel for Tibetan refugee children for many reasons. I think the thing that impressed me the most was seeing how much respect, love,…...

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