Tibetan Community Center for Ethics
Bringing Tibet to Colorado -
After being forced to leave their homeland behind, Tibetan immigrants developed a deep and firm determination to preserve Tibetan culture, and to ensure that their children can learn their culture, language and religion, even as they learn grow up in very different cultures and communities. As the number of young Tibetans in Colorado steadily increases, the need to preserve Tibetan language, culture and tradition grows stronger. The idea to create and establish a Tibetan Center for Ethics comes from this deep desire for cultural education and preservation that could benefit both young Tibetans and the greater Colorado community.
Achieving Important Goals -
The Tibetan Association of Colorado is taking steps in hope of making this dream a reality. The Tibetan Center for Ethics will serve to further His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s primary commitments: the promotion of human values, the promotion of interfaith harmony and the promotion of the Tibetan cause. By embodying these commitments, the Center will extend His Holiness’ hard work into the local area in a tangible way. This center will organize seminars, discussions, workshops, conferences, and retreats to promote these three main commitments. Its unique focus will be an area dear to the heart of His Holiness: Secular Ethics. The Dalai Lama explains secular ethics as the commonalities among different groups—cultural, religious, ethnic, generational—in their understanding of the ethics. This commonality allows all human beings to live together safely and harmoniously, caring for one another and benefiting the world at large. The primary goal of the Tibetan Center for Ethics is deeply aligned with this view. It will benefit the wider community as well as local Tibetan residents. It will function as a gateway to ways of skillfully promoting human values, the promotion of interfaith harmony and the promotion of the Tibetan cause.
A Community Gathering Place -
The center will have a conference/seminar hall that can accommodate up to 500 people, a meditation room, a library, a shrine room and classrooms. These fundraising for these goals and objectives present a challenge, TAC has faith that the tremendous benefits of such a center for Colorado will be recognized by the greater community. The Tibetan Center for Ethics will be available to others for various community forums, workshops, Buddhist lead teachings, ceremonies and interfaith gatherings. The center will also make it easier to host various Buddhist leaders and teachers, as well as interfaith gatherings, which will be available to all.
Your support -
The essence of Tibetan culture is realizing our interconnectedness and our interdependence on one another. Our sincere hope to preserve our culture and benefit our community depends on your kindness and generosity in helping us to bring this project to fruition. The Tibetan Association of Colorado is a small association, and we cannot do this on our own. Only as part of the greater community can the dream of the Tibetans arise. Any donation makes a difference for our community, and if you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us.