World peace must develop from inner peace.
Peace is not just mere absence of violence.
Peace is, I think, the manifestation
of human compassion.”

― His Holiness the Dalai Lama


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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 education and health related programs benefiting 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.
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