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