Stupa Illustration

Help Us Complete the Land of Infinite Bliss!

With the aid of many volunteers and visiting monks, we have finished the foundation of the stupa and have the basic structure of the center ready. To finish we need your help! This is a lengthy project in which each stage may take multiple preparations and varying materials in order to complete. Click below to go to our donation page and see which contribution fits you. As donations come in, the stupa in the left will fill up until we reach our goal.

 

TCIA continues to preserve Tibetan Heritage and Culture in Arkansas, and beyond. Since 2006, TCIA has been dedicated to education and cultural exchange with success in supporting Tibetans in exile around the world and the creation of an active local community in Arkansas. Our members have:

 

1. Volunteered and donated towards Tutors for Tibetans , which provides tutors, classrooms, basic school supplies, clean water, and nutritious meals to the Tibetan children who currently live in the nine refugee camps around Drepung Loseling Monastery in Mundgod, South India
 
2. Begun the final touches of the Land of Infinite Bliss Retreat Center near Crosses, Arkansas. When finished, the center will provide an ideal environment for everyone to come teach and learn of nonviolence, compassion, and the Dharma.
 
3. Taken up the reconstruction efforts of the Minyak Khangtsen House within Drepung Loseling Monastery in India. This new two-story addition to the monastery provides living quarters to dozens of more monks from the Minyak region and our contribution moves the project forward for an entirely new temple in Khangtsen.
 
4. Continued the University of Arkansas’ TEXT (Tibetans in Exile Today) program, which travels to India to record and preserve the life histories of Tibetan refugees in India. All of the these video interviews and photographs are available online for the benefit of everyone.
 
5. Brought to Arkansas over 200 monks and scholars who have given public lectures and demonstrations of Tibet’s cultural and philosophical legacy to local universities, colleges, public schools, and the community at large.