How to aid victims of the Tibetan Earthquake ~ Updates Video


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Some places to donate:

  1. The Surmang Foundation will accept donations for earthquake relief. Click the link at the bottom of the page. All donations will be given to a special Earthquake Relief Fund to provide medical care for victims and to aid in the rebuilding. Donate here
  2. The International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) works to promote human rights and democratic freedoms for the people of Tibet. The ICT monitors and reports on human rights, environmental and socio economic conditions in Tibet. Donate here.
  3. Tibetan Village Project (TVP) is a non-profit, non-political organization dedicated to promoting sustainable development while preserving the rich cultural heritage of Tibet. The organization was founded in 2001 by Tamdin and Tseyang with support from friends and family. Donate here.
  4. As the world’s first ever Tibet charity, Tibet Relief Fund was founded in 1960 following the Dalai Lama’s flight from his country. There are now over 130,000 Tibetans living in India and Nepal. We help to give these people a better future, through projects focusing on healthcare, education, income generation and youth employment programmes. We also support projects within Tibet and have helped build over nine primary schools and continue to work within this field as well as community health programmes. Donate here.
  5. Machik seeks to help chart new pathways forward as communities on the Tibetan plateau approach uncertain times. By respecting the standpoint of others and appreciating our responsibility toward one another and to our collective human future, we have learned that meaningful change is possible, even under challenging circumstances. In our years of working directly with local Tibetan communities, these principles have enabled us to find our way across many uncertainties. Donate here.
  6. The Seva Foundation has created a Tibetan Erthquake Relief Fund: Seva (say-va) is a Sanskrit word for service. Seva Foundation was formed in 1978 with a mission to alleviate suffering caused by disease and poverty. Our approach is to build partnerships that respond to locally defined problems with culturally sustainable solutions. Working in nine countries in addition to the United States, Seva Foundation supports projects in the area of health and wellness, community development, environmental protection and cultural preservation. Donate here.
  7. The Tibet Foundation: The Tibet Foundation was established in 1985 with the aims of providing healthcare, education and social economic support for people of Tibetan origin, both those living in exile, and those living in Tibet itself. It provides facilities to create a greater awareness of Tibetan culture and works to ensure its preservation, also to make available the thoughts and ideas of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, spreading his message of peace and harmony. Donate here.
  8. The Tibet Fund: The Tibet Fund’s mission is to preserve the distinct cultural and national identity of the Tibetan people. For 27 years, under the patronage of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, The Tibet Fund has been the primary funding organization for programs serving more than 140,000 Tibetan refugees living in India, Nepal and Bhutan. Our aim is to promote self-reliance and help sustain the cohesiveness of the exile community. In Tibet, our support is directed to orphanages, eye care and other health programs and educational projects that aid impoverished and marginalized Tibetans. Donate here.
  9. The Thrangue Emergency Fund: Rinpoche’s representative in the UK, Lama Wangyal, has set up an emergency fund to assist in the relief effort. The fundraising effort has been going for 48 hours and we would like to extend our profound gratitude to all those who have telephoned, e-mailed, and dropped in to the centre to offer support. We have received kind messages of support and donations from the UK, Germany, Poland, Austria, France, Belgium, Finland, Slovenia, Ireland, the USA, Canada, Japan, China, Australia, New Zealand, India, Nepal, Malaysia, Taiwan, Singapore, and other countries all around the World. Many thanks to everyone. Donate here.
  10. Tibetan Altruism Association:  The Tibetan Altruism Association (T.A.A) is an organization that seeks to aid people with limited resources who are living in Tibet, especially those in nomadic areas such as Kham. It is a non-religious, non-political and not-for-profit association.  Donate here.
  11. E-Vam: E-Vam Buddhist Insitute of New York seeks to foster the study and practice of the Kagyu and Nyingma lineages of Tibetan Buddhism in the west. E-Vam Institute works to promote understanding between the Buddhist traditions and the other major faith tranditions in the world as well as bring greater understanding between the various Buddhist schools and lineages themselves. Donate here.
  12. The Jinpa Trust: Jinpa is a small charity working in the remote area, West Nangchen, Qinghai Province of what was once Eastern Tibet. The area is just over the border from Riwoche in the Tibetan Autonomous Region. Jinpa was founded by a monk Tashi Tsering (co-ordinator) and friends to help to relieve some of the suffering in this area. It is just a drop in the bucket of a very big problem. The poverty, misery and suffering of Tibetan Nomadic people of West Nangchen is completely overwhelming. Donate here.
Victims of earthquake in Tibet

Victims of earthquake in Tibet

Read more

  1. New York Times (Strong Quake Kills Hundreds in Western China):
  2. His Holiness the Dalai Lama sends his condolences to the earthquake victims
  3. World News Blog (The sensitivity behind the latest Chinese earthquake):
  4. Statement by U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi:
  5. The Elephant Journal (Continuing Update on the Tibetan Earthquake)
  6. Dalai Lama willing to visit Tibet (Centralal Tibetan Administration)
  7. International Campaign for Tibet (Washington, D.C. based Tibet Support Group):
  8. BBC (China earthquake kills hundreds in Qinghai):
  9. NPR (Earthquake In China Kills 400; Thousands Injured):
  10. Free Tibet (UK based Tibet Support Group):


Tibetan monks help rescue services (AP Online Video)

Pictures are from here.  Send your thoughts, prayers and aid to the victims of this disaster.

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