At the urging of His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, a team of volunteers began working in the beginning of 2006 on Voices of Tibet, a Tibet Oral History Project that aims to preserve the true history of the Tibetan people by documenting their surviving elders before these voices are lost forever. Time is of the essence, as many of these elders are now in their 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. Having experienced the invasion of Tibet in 1959 and the subsequent Chinese occupation, they are the last witnesses to what  life was like when Tibet was free.

Latest accomplishments

Voices of Tibet project has videotaped extraordinary oral histories of elders from Bylakuppe in south India, the largest Tibetan refugee settlement. The participants ranged in age from 65 to 93 and came from all three provinces of Tibet: Dhotoe (kham), Dhomey(Amdo) and Utsang.

Your Help is Essential For The Next Phase.

With your support we can meet our next goals :

  • Transcribe each videotaped interview and Translate it into both English and Chinese.
  • Provide DVD copies of the interviews and transcripts to Tibetan and other library archives around the world.
  • Make the entire text of all interviews available on the internet for future Tibetan generations.
  • Educate the world about the Value of Tibetan Culture and the people who embody it.

How to Contribute

Voices of Tibet is operating under the fiscal sponsorship of Tibet House U.S.

Please make checks payable to -Tibet House U.S. Please be sure to put Voices of Tibet on the memo line..

Please mail all checks to :

Voices of Tibet
595 Main Street, Suite 203
New York, NY 10044