Arizona Friends of Tibet is a non-profit organization dedicated to manifesting His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s vision

 of promoting basic human values as set forth in Tibetan culture, civilization,

and ancient Buddhist traditions. 


We support His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s three main commitments as follows:

Promoting the human values of compassion, forgiveness, tolerance, contentment and self-discipline

Working for harmony between all religions

Preserving Tibet's Buddhist culture of peace and non-violence in the world

We support the non-violent efforts of the Dalai Lama to regain dignity 

and religious freedom for the Tibetan people


We support education and health related programs benefitting Tibetans in Tibet,

and Tibetan refugee communities. 

We sponsor various community events highlighting Tibetan culture including movies, 

lectures, teachings and sand mandalas.

We co-sponsor visits to Tucson by His Holiness the Dalai Lama (1993 and 2005).

We have provided initial seed funding for the nation’s first formalized 

Center for Compassion Studies in Tucson at the University of Arizona.

Arizona Friends of Tibet is affiliated with Tibet House US