Preserving the Language and Legacies of Tibet

The Tibetan Language Institute is a 501( c) (3) educational nonprofit corporation.

Our tax ID #95-4594379.

The Tibetan spiritual traditions contain insights of some of the most brilliant and wise minds the world has ever known. Their wisdom has been recorded for all the world in the astounding Tibetan language. For many, the Tibetan language and literature are gateways to liberation. We at TLI are dedicated to both preserving and propagating these traditions and insights.

The study of the Tibetan language not only enriches the lives of Dharma students, but it also contributes to the effort to preserve the Tibetan culture which is in very real danger of extinction. Unless something changes, the Tibetan language might well disappear in the not-too-distant future and with it the wisdom of Tibet’s profound spiritual traditions.

We in the TLI Family are doing what we can to make sure that doesn’t happen—we remain committed to supporting practitioners at all stages, and from all walks of life, from all Tibetan spiritual lineages.

We count among our TLI family numerous directors of Tibetan cultural and relief organizations, leaders of various Tibetan meditation centers, and we have taught Tibetan to over 23 people who have engaged in 3-Year Traditional Tibetan Retreats.

Please join our community in this worthwhile effort!

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What Your Donation Does

Donations directly allow the Institute to continue its work! Because of your support, we are:

  • Teaching the Classical Tibetan language to students around the world
  • Developing online courses for students around the world
  • Updating and publishing TLI workbooks, manuals, and learning materials
  • Developing an online lecture series on Tibetan culture
  • Maintaining this website
  • Filming videos for the TLI YouTube Channel
  • Adding content to the TLI Facebook Group
  • Developing new learning materials which are accessible and fun

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The Tibetan Language Institute is incorporated in the United States as a 501(c) (3) organization. As such, donations to TLI are eligible as income tax deductions.

We joyfully provide a vital service and we invite you to help us! Your donations are a welcome contribution to this work and are greatly appreciated.

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Want to Donate by Check?

To donate by check, send a check drawn on a U.S. bank, payable to the “Tibetan Language Institute”, to:

Tibetan Language Institute
PO Box 2037 Hamilton
Montana, USA 59840