The Gaden Phodrang Foundation of the Dalai Lama was founded by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. The Foundation aims to promote basic human values, mutual understanding among religions, peace and non-violence and the protection of the environment. It helps to preserve the unique Tibetan culture and supports the Tibetan people, but also other people in need, regardless of nationality, religion and origin. The Foundation also promotes a better understanding between science and religion, supports efforts to provide access to knowledge from Buddhist science and philosophy and funds a wide range of translation work and publications are funded.
The Foundation has supported short and long-term projects, conferences and seminars to promote basic human values. Two long term projects that the Foundation supports are the Secular, Ethical and Emotional Learning (SEE Learning) and Mind and Life Institute.
Over the years, the foundation has also co-organized several high-profile public events and symposia with His Holiness the Dalai Lama throughout Europe to promote peace, non-violence and dialogue between religions.
The Foundation regularly donates to international aid organizations in order to alleviate the suffering of people in crisis areas.
The Gaden Phodrang Foundation of the Dalai Lama is funded by charitable contributions made by the founder and by the public. The foundation is a Swiss non-profit, tax-exempt institution registered in the Canton of Zurich and under the supervision of the Swiss Federal Department of Home Affairs.
Contributions to the Foundation can be made through its office at:
Gaden Phodrang Foundation of the Dalai Lama
Tel/Fax: +41 43 537 61 43