Frequently Asked Questions

Why was the Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education Founded?

The Center was founded in 2005 to act on the Dalai Lama’s challenge to educate the hearts of children and help create a more compassionate and peaceful world.

How does the Center educate the hearts of children?

Our programs and events are designed to inform, inspire and educate adults who care for and about children in homes, schools and communities.

Does the Center run programs for children?

No. The Center focuses on building the capacity of adults who care for and teach children, and on systemic change. We believe this strategy will have the broadest, long-term impact on children’s lives.

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 is one of the few organizations in the world to be personally endorsed by His Holiness. While our work is guided by the Dalai Lama’s challenge to “educate the hearts of children,” the Center works independently and His Holiness has no involvement in our programming and operations. We are a non-religious, non-political charitable organization.

How is the Center funded?

Funding for the Center has been secured through donations and grants from private citizens, foundations, corporations and government. The Center 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 [email protected].

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