FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the XIV Dalai Lama's connection to the  Center?

His Holiness the Dalai Lama co-founded the Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education with Victor Chan in 2005. The Center  was created to promote His Holiness' vision of kindness, compassion and interconnectedness. We work to translate this vision into initiatives and programs that can make a difference in people's lives and help them make a difference in the world. We aim to become a unifying force, and we work to connect people and ideas transcending religious, cultural or any other boundaries. The Center is a hub for all those who want to educate their hearts, not just their minds.

How is the Center funded?

Initial funding for the Center has been secured through private citizens and foundations. Additional funding support is being sought from corporations, foundations and private citizens to support the building of the Center and the operation of its programs.  It has no financial connection to the Dalai Lama or his office, and does not raise funds for the Dalai Lama or the Tibetan Government in exile.

How do I donate to the Dalai Lama Center?

Donations are welcome and appreciated.  Information regarding donations can be found here. Donations may be made by cheque or on-line.  The DLC provides charitable donation receipts for all donations indentified by the donor’s name.

Can I volunteer at the Dalai Lama Center?

We are grateful for the continued generosity of our volunteers who donate their time and provide invaluable expertise in support of our programs, including our on-going Educating the Heart Series.

If you would like to learn more about current and future opportunities, please email a brief description of your background and interests to our Volunteer Co-ordinator.

We also invite you to sign up to receive DLC news via e-mail to keep current with our activities.