The Emory-Tibet Partnership has made Emory University a leading center of study of Tibetan philosophy and religion in the West. We are continuing to expand the boundaries of knowledge through cutting-edge research in Tibetan medicine and meditation, as well as educational initiatives for teaching modern science to Tibetan monks and nuns. With your support, Emory can continue this groundbreaking work.
Bridging Two Worlds for One Common Humanity
His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s appointment as Presidential Distinguished Professor—the only academic position he ever has accepted—gives students unique acess to him, his teachings, and his insights both on campus and in India.
Distinguished visiting Tibetan scholars come to Emory every year to teach extended courses on Tibetan Buddhism, medicine, and culture. Such access to Tibetan scholars is unparalleled and is possible only through Emory’s strong relationship with Tibetan institutions of higher learning.
Emory’s two study abroad programs (spring and summer) provide students a full immersion experience of Tibetan culture, language, and philosophy in Dharamsala, the heart of the Tibetan exile community in India.
A distinguished faculty and a library of more than 30,000 volumes of Tibetan texts drive Emory’s distinctive Tibetan Buddhist Studies program.
Through a National Institutes of Health grant, the Emory-Tibet Partnership is leading research in the use of compassion meditation to treat depression and stress.
An annual Tibet Week celebration showcases the richness of Tibetan arts and culture through dance, painting demonstrations, and special presentations.
Emory offers two full scholarships for Tibetan students to pursue a degree at any Emory undergraduate or graduate school.