Global Organizations and Resources

Non-Profit Charitable Organizations

Ama Foundation based in California, provides homes and education for underprivileged children of Nepal. Founded by Shrawan Nepali, who grew up in an orphanage in Kathmandu, until a peace corp volunteer brought him to the united States for higher education.


ADRA Mongolia a non-governmental organization (NGO) with representatives in over 140 countries. ADRA has been active in Mongolia since 1994 and offers several programs to help people overcome poverty, including a tutor program for school drop-outs and "Live and Learn" which utilizes experiential learning to promote personal growth and develop life skills for at risk Mongolian adolescents.
email: liveandlearn@adra.org.mn and education@adra.org.mn

Central Asia Institute learn about community-based programs in education, women's empowerment, public health and conservation in remote regions of Central Asia. Pennies for Peace Program for school children.

Food Relief A nonprofit organization operating in India and the United States, the Bhaktivedanta International Charities carry out relief activities in the flood afflicted eastern state of Orissa,India.

Global Fund for Women based in San Francisco, is the largest grant-making foundation in the world that focuses exclusively on international women's rights. This foundation, currently led by Kavita Ramdas, was established by women who had no wealth and all gave their time and resources, changing the notion of what it means to be a receiver and a giver; shifting what it means to be a philanthropist.

Agape Pakistan is a not-for-profit grass-roots organization that supports the needs of orphaned and needy children. The all volunteer staff is currently working on primary health and education.

Hunger Site Every time someone clicks a certain section of this site, a cup of food is donated to someone in need around the world.

Heifer Org Make a direct purchase of a cow, pig, buffalo, or other animals that are sent to needy families.

One Hundred Friends Project Marc Gold travels to various countries in Asia bringing money he raised to donate directly to the people.

Tibetan Sponsorship Project Sponsor a Tibetan child, monk or nun.

Tibetan Nuns Project supports and educates Tibetan refugee nuns living in exile. A sponsorship program provides basic necessities to over 500 nuns living in northern India. The project supports nuns from five nunneries, all of different Tibetan traditions.

Save Tibet an international campaign for Tibet's advocacy work which includes research on Chinese rule in Tibet; fact-finding missions to Tibet, India and Nepal; news coverage of Tibet issues and testimony before national and international bodies.

Bon Foundation builds housing for Tibetan Bon monks and nuns.

Friends of the Cambodian Child's Dream Organization The children in the rural area of Siem Reap have nothing but dreams. They are the future of the country and clean water and education are imperative as a basic human necessity.

Educational and Spiritual Organizations

Nyingma Institute and Dharma Publishing Simplified, well-written information on the history and philosophy of Buddhism. Dharma Publishing offers spiritual books; sometimes hard to find in general bookstores.

Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center

Nyingma Institute

Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center run by famed scholar Gene Smith, has one of the largest private collections of Tibetan literature in the world, from which it is creating a broad-access digital archive.

The Buddhist Peace Fellowship is a member-driven organization for socially engaged Buddhism that supports an array of projects including promoting human rights in Bagladesh, Burma, Vietnam and Tibet.

Publications

Hinduism Today A beautifully published monthly print magazine and website with insightful timely articles, inspiring stories and great photography and graphics.

Shambhala Sun The Shambhala Sun is a Buddhist-inspired print magazine and website, applying the wisdom of the world's great contemplative traditions to the arts, social issues, politics and health.

Snow Lion/Tsadra Foundation Snow Lion allied with Tsadra Foundation is the largest Press devoted to the preservation of Tibetan Buddhism and culture. Its publications include all schools of Tibetan Buddhism.

Wisdom Publications' mission is to preserve and transmit important works from all the major Buddhist traditions. Wisdom publishes translations of sutras and tantras, commentaries and teachings of past and contemporary Buddhist masters and original works by Buddhist scholars. Its' parent organization, The Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition, provides funding to a variety of worldwide relief, education and preservation projects.

Pilgrim Book House All sorts of obscure Buddhist and Hindu texts.

Santi Books Great source for all sorts of spiritual books, especially those in smaller distrubution, published by independent press houses.

Hindu Forum A Forum to discuss and share information on Hindu religion, also a platform to discover the virtues of Sanathan Dharma or Hinduism.

Archaeology Magazine Explore the human past with the premiere publication devoted to worldwide archaeological discovery. Exclusive online articles and links to related sites.

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