Tibet House was founded at the request of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, who at the inauguration in 1987 stated his wish for a long-term cultural institution to ensure the survival of Tibetan civilization and culture, whatever the political destiny of the six million people of Tibet itself.
Tibet House is dedicated to preserving Tibet’s unique culture at a time when it is confronted with extinction on its own soil. By presenting Tibetan civilization and its profound wisdom, beauty, and special art of freedom to the people of the world, we hope to inspire others to join the effort to protect and save it.
Under the direction of Dr. Robert Thurman, a team of scholars are engaged in translating material on the Kalachakra Tantra and the Guhyasamaja Tantra.
Completed Projects as a Tsadra Foundation Grantee
- Kalachakra Tantra / Vimalaprabha Chs. III, with annotations from commentaries of Jonang, Geluk, and Nyingma Masters. Translators: Dr. Jensine Andresen, as directed by Dr. R. Thurman
- Kalachakra Tantra / Vimalaprabha Chs. V, with annotations from commentaries of Jonang, Geluk, and Nyingma Masters. Translator Dr. James Hartzell, as directed by Dr. R. Thurman
- Guhyasamaja Tantra / Pradipoddyotana / mChan ‘Grel Chen mo of Tsong Khapa, with annotations from commentaries of Sakya, Zhalu, and Kagyu Masters. Translators: Dr. Christian Wedemeyer with the assistance and collaboration of Dr. P. Hackett and Dr. J. Campbell, as directed by Dr. R. Thurman