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Larung Gar Buddhist Institute near Sertar, Kham at Sunset.

Tibet Visa

  In the current circumstances, there is actually no such thing as a "Tibet Visa." One needs to get a Chinese visa, and then an additional Tibet travel permit to travel to the Tibetan Autonomous Region. (For our … Read More >>

His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Photo taken at Stanford University October 2010.

Eight Verses for Training the Mind

  This spring we slowly worked our way through Lama Atisha's The Bodhisattva's Garland of Jewels  with our Facebook community. Each week we posted a few stanzas, as a way to encourage all of us, ourselves included, … Read More >>

HH Sakya Trizin

His Holiness the Sakya Trizin

His Holiness the Sakya Trizin visited the San Francisco Bay area in April this year and gave a talk to Tibetans at the Gyuto Foundation center in Richmond (in the East Bay).  Head of the Sakya sect of Tibetan Buddhism, HH … Read More >>

Gyatso La Pass, Central Tibet. Photo © YoWangdu.

Tibet Travel Permit

  "How do I get a Tibet travel permit?" is one of the most common questions we are asked by people planning trips to Tibet. Here is the first in a series of posts we're working on to help you answer that and other … Read More >>