What we do
The activities of the Gaden Phodrang Foundation of the Dalai Lama are as manifold as its objectives. First and foremost, the Foundation supports initiatives and projects that have been identified by the Board of Directors and are in line with the Foundation’s purposes.
Since the establishment of the Foundation, many short as well as long-term projects, conferences and seminars to promote basic human values have been actively supported. E.g. the development and implementation of the new educational program ‘Secular, Ethical and Emotional Learning (SEE Learning)‘, which was developed at Emory University in the USA.
In addition, projects to promote a better understanding between science and religion, efforts to provide access to knowledge from Buddhist science and philosophy and a wide range of translation work and publications are funded.
Over the years, the foundation has also co-organized several high-profile public events and symposia with His Holiness the Dalai Lama throughout Europe to promote peace, non-violence and dialogue between religions.
In addition to one-off donations to institutions that pursue the same goals – whether in scientific or cultural terms – the Foundation regularly donates to international aid organizations in order to alleviate the suffering of people in crisis areas.
The Gaden Phodrang Foundation of the Dalai Lama is not accepting unsolicited proposals and grant requests, preferring instead to fund and support organizations identified by the foundation.