Fire, Earthquakes, floods, and theft threaten Buddhist treasures in monasteries and communities!

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Since 1970: Preservation of Buddhist Monastery Treasures

We have been working in monasteries since 1970, and are dedicated to Preservation of Buddhist Monastery Treasures.

FIRE! The fire disaster in Paris brings awareness to need for Risk Assessment and Disaster Mitigation Planning for Monasteries. Your donations support this training in PRESERVATION OF MONASTERY TREASURES workshops, specifically designed for monasteries and their surrounding communities. Thank you for your support in this.

Our team is currently writing a preservation resource manual. The Manual for Preservation of Monastery Treasures will be made available free of charge on-line, including topics of care and preservation for lineage treasures, protection before disaster strikes, and safe recovery in the event of a disaster. The manual will be translated into Chinese, Tibetan, Nepali, Hindi, and Dzongkha. Thank you for your support.

Recent projects include workshops and lectures at UC Berkeley, University of San Francisco, Hong Kong University Buddhist Sturdies Department, and NYU Shanghai. 2018 included work related to the Sven Hedin thangka collection in Sweden, and Treasure Caretaker Training outreach lectures and workshops in London at the London Buddhist Society and Jamyang Center.

New York City was our venue in September 2018 for Treasure Caretaker Training lectures for the Rubin Museum of Art and the American Museum of Natural History.

Read about our approach to thangka conservation:

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