Tibet House

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Tibet House Building in Lodhi Road, New Delhi, India

Tibet House is an international, loosely affiliated group of nonprofit, cultural preservation organizations founded at the request of the Dalai Lama to preserve, present and protect Tibet's ancient traditions of philosophy, mind science, art, and culture due to the Chinese invasion of Tibet and subsequent Tibetan diaspora.[1][2] The first Tibet House was founded in New Delhi, India in 1965.[3][4]

The Tibet House in New York City

Tibet Houses include:

Its stated purpose, as taken from the Tibet House US website:[citation needed]

  • To present to the West Tibet's ancient traditions of art and culture by means of creating a permanent Cultural Center, with Gallery, Library, and Archives, and developing traveling exhibitions, print publications and media productions
  • To preserve and restore Tibet's unique cultural and spiritual heritage, by means of developing a Repatriation Collection for future repatriation of outstanding examples of Tibetan art, creating an archive of rare photographs, opening a research library, making a Web site on the Internet for the wide distribution of information, and providing support to conservation activities both inside and outside of Tibet
  • To share with the world Tibet's practical systems of spiritual philosophy and mind sciences, and its arts of human development, intercultural dialogues, nonviolence, and peacemaking, by means of innovative programs in cooperation with educational and other cultural institutions.

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  1. ^ Durdin, Peggy (January 25, 1970). "The Dalai Lama's Tibet Lives On in Its Art". New York Times. Retrieved 23 September 2019.
  2. ^ Wong, Edward (November 28, 2015). "Tibetans Fight to Salvage Fading Culture in China". New York Times. Retrieved 26 September 2019.
  3. ^ Avedon, John F. (February 26, 1984). "Tibet's "Exile Generation"". New York Times. Retrieved 26 September 2019.
  4. ^ "The Tibet House in New Delhi". delhicapital.com. Delhi Capital. Retrieved 26 September 2019.
  5. ^ Chodon, Thinley (July 12, 2018). "A Tibetan treasure trove in Delhi". Outlook Traveller. Retrieved 9 October 2019.
  6. ^ Magill, Mark (June 1, 2017). "Remembering Gelek Rimpoche" (Summer 2017). Tricycle. Retrieved 9 October 2019.
  7. ^ "Tibet House Museum". museumsofindia.org. Museums of India, Sahapedia. Retrieved 9 October 2019.
  8. ^ "Robert Thurman Buddhist scholar". ted.com. TED Conferences. Retrieved 3 October 2019.
  9. ^ Anonymous report (28 September 1987). "Richard Gere And Dalai Lama Announce Center for Tibetan Culture". AP News. Associated Press. Retrieved 13 July 2018.
  10. ^ Walters, John (February 18, 2016). "Philip Glass Menagerie: The Composer on 26 Years of the Tibet House Benefit Concert". Newsweek. Retrieved 3 October 2019.
  11. ^ "His Holiness the Dalai Lama Inaugurates Casa Tibet Mexico" (Autumn). Snow Lion. October 1, 1989. Retrieved 26 September 2019.
  12. ^ "The Dalai Lama Inaugurates New Tibet House Foundation in Barcelona". Office of His Holiness the Dala Lama. October 8, 2007. Retrieved 26 September 2019.
  13. ^ "Germany's new Tibet House showcase modern Tibetan art". Phayul. June 3, 2006. Retrieved 26 September 2019.

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