3rd Annual Pema Ts’al Auction

Editor - April 24, 2011

Silent auction and benefit dinner for Pema Ts'al Schools in India and Nepal

In 1982, Lama Pema was sent to the West by His Holiness Sakya Trizin, as the first of the younger generation of Tibetan teachers in America from the Sakya School. In 1989 Lama Pema founded the Vikramasila Foundation. The Foundation encompasses the Palden Sakya Centers in New York, New Jersey, Vermont and Ohio. The Palden Sakya Centers offer courses in Tibetan Buddhist studies and meditation.

Lama Pema is the creator of "Bur Yig"--Tibetan Braille, and the founder of Pema Ts'al (English for Lotus Grove) Schools in Mundgod, India (for Tibetan lay children); Pokara, Nepal (monastic schools for boys) where students receive traditional Tibetan education along with western curriculum. Lama Pema received the distinguished "Ellis Island Medal of Honor" award by the National Ethical Coalition of Organizations in May, 2009 for his humanitarian work around the world. Lama Pema is the first Tibetan ever to have received such an award.

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