Causes: Arts & Culture, Arts Education, Centers to Support the Independence of Specific Populations, Community & Neighborhood Development, Economic Development, Human Services, International, International Development
Mission: Songtsen's vision is to preserve Tibet's wisdom and compassionate heritage to help bring peace and harmony in the world. Songtsen's mission is to: 1. Help Tibetan communities find the resources they need to bring up their children in their own traditions. More specifically, to create the infrastructure needed to preserve their identity and continue the unique living traditions of Tibetan culture. 2. Preserve and make available to a Western public the oral teachings and written texts, both classical and contemporary, of Tibetan Buddhism. In addition, Songtsen provides regular support for several Tibetan monasteries, schools and institutes. Songtsen is also focused on caring for children and impoverished communities in India, Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet, providing basic necessities (education, food, & shelter). We are dedicated to re-establishing and sustaining the social and cultural life of Tibetan communities not reached by international aid - both in exile as well as in Tibet.