Online Resources


Tibetan Cultural Resources

Library of Tibetan Works and Archive — Beginning with manuscripts carried by refugees escaping the invasion of Tibet, the LTWA has become a repository for significant collections of artifacts, manuscripts and other records, as well as a center for language and cultural education, with audio-visual archives, research & translation bureaus, cultural research and publication departments, and oral history and science departments.

The Tibetan and Himalayan Library — A library, archive, online digital resource of material — including text, audio-video, images, maps, immersive objects, reference works, and interpretative essays — for scholars of Tibetan and Himalayan languages, Tibetan and Himalayan Studies, and Tibetan and Himalayan residents.

Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center — an online library estimated to already contain 80 percent of the best-known texts of Tibet’s literary heritage from the past 1,300 years, with more than 9 million pages of texts covering traditional medicine, astrology, astronomy, alchemy, art, history, geography, biography, grammar, folk culture, poetics, and extensive philosophical and religious treatises.

Rubin Museum — The Rubin Museum of Art is the home of the Himalayan Art Resources website, the world’s largest educational resource for Himalayan art and iconography, cataloging over 60,000 images as part of an education and research database and virtual museum of Himalayan art, that exhibits images of art from museum, university and private collections throughout the world, and aims to document all Himalayan art objects that are known through past or present collections or publications.

The Institute of Tibetan Classics — a non-profit educational organization dedicated to the preservation and dissemination of classical Tibetan thought and culture, founded by Thupten Jinpa, PhD.

Latse Contemporary Tibetan Cultural Library — A research library dedicated to modern Tibetan studies and contemporary life on the Tibetan Plateau.

Tibetan Studies WWW Virtual Library – A portal to Tibetan Studies resources on the Web, this site keeps track of leading information facilities in the field of Tibetan studies.

Journal of the International Association of Tibetan Studies — the official publication of the International Association of Tibetan Studies (IATS), which convenes the world’s major conference for Tibetan Studies.


Buddhism Resources

Teaching Schedule of His Holiness the Dalai Lama — the public schedule of His Holiness the Dalai Lama both in India as well as abroad, from

BuddhaNet – BuddhaNet is an E-Learning site for Buddhism.

Buddhist Channel TV – Buddhism News and Headlines

DharmaNet – DharmaNet is a multi-media resource center for learning about meditation, wisdom and compassionate action, and a directory of Dharma centers and practice groups.

Rigpa Wiki — an online encyclopedia of Tibetan Buddhism, with over 13,000 articles on teachers, practices and lineages.

Shambhala Books — an independent publisher of books on Buddhism and Tibetan Buddhism, which has grown to include the extensive catalogues of Snow Lion Publications and Weatherhill.

Shambhala Sun — an award-winning bimonthly Buddhist magazine, the Shambhala Sun offers authentic teachings from the Buddhist and other contemplative traditions.

Tricycle – the home of Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, the first magazine intended to present Buddhist perspectives to a Western readership, now offers subscribers online video classes from contemporary Buddhist teachers every week, a film club, and more.

Wisdom Books — a publisher of contemporary and classic Buddhist books whose Tibetan Buddhism collection includes essential root texts and teachings from all major schools of Tibetan Buddhism.


Tibetan Agencies

The Office of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama — the official website of the Office of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.

Central Tibetan Administration Official Website – From its inception, the Central Tibetan Administration has set itself the twin task of rehabilitating Tibetan refugees and restoring freedom and happiness in Tibet.

Office of Tibet, New York – the Official Agency of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan Administration to the Americas.


Organizations supporting the preservation of Tibetan culture

The Tibet Fund – The Tibet Fund is dedicated to helping Tibetans improve their lives and preserve their distinct cultural, religious and national identity.

Tibetan Children’s Village — an integrated educational community for destitute Tibetan children in exile, as well as for hundreds of those escaping from Tibet every year, TCV has established branches in India extending from Ladakh in the North to Bylakuppe in South, with over 16,500 children under its care.

Men-Tsee-Khang — Established originally in 1916 by the 13th Dalai Lama in Lhasa, Tibet, and re-established by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama in 1961 in Dharamasala, India, the Tibetan Medical and Astro Institute is dedicated to the preservation, promotion, practice and development of Sowa Rigpa, the ancient Tibetan system of medicine, and providing health care for Tibetan refugees as well as the public in general, through 54 medical branches throughout India.

Norbulingka Institute  — Norbulingka Institute is dedicated to preserving and handing down traditional Tibetan arts, such as thangka painting, applique, and sculpture, by providing training, education and employment for Tibetans.

Machik — a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening Tibetan communities through education, capacity building, social entrepreneurship, women’s empowerment and strategies toward sustainable community initiatives.

Tibet House US — Tibet House US aims to promote and preserve Tibetan culture by serving as both a cultural center in New York City and an online global resource for those interested in Tibetan civilization.

International Campaign for Tibet – The International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) works to promote human rights and democratic freedoms for the people of Tibet.


Tibetan News Resources – News and Views on Tibet

Radio Free Asia – Radio Free Asia’s mission is to provide accurate and timely news and information to Asian countries whose governments prohibit access to a free press.

VOA Tibet News and Features – News and Features on Tibet