ABOUT - Information About the Foundation
The Art of Peace Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit founded on the Dalai Lama's belief of "Universal Responsibility." Regardless of nation, culture or religion, our compassionate and benevolent treatment of one another is an essential path for discovering our deepest peace and happiness. By understanding our common humanity our actions will transform the world in beneficial ways.
Grounded in the Dalai Lama's vision of nonviolence, we engage the world in a proactive way. Where there is violence, our voices must be heard. Most people embrace peace and compassion as guiding principles of life. It is only when we speak through a unified voice that the strength of compassion and nonviolence can be fully harnessed. We want to lend our voices to these efforts.
We do not rely on donations, but ask you to support projects that resonate with your beliefs and interests. This concept of 'action through transaction'allows you to become an integral part of building the foundation's vision.
Besides raising awareness and engaging areas of conflict around the world, the funds the foundation raises are distributed to peace-related projects that are dear to the Dalai Lama.
For 2,500 years the world has studied the Chinese classic, "The Art of War." We believe that humanity is at a point where we can now only progress through "The Art of Peace."