Established in 2008 by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Ven. Geshe TenDhar and the Tibet Bureau Geneva, in cooperation with the Carinthian State Government of Austria, and in reverence for Prof. Heinrich Harrer’s genuine friendship, Tibet Center Austria is a one-of-a-kind learning center specializing in traditional Tibetan fields of study (Rigne), including philosophy, traditional medicine, and contemplative Buddhist practice.
TCA provides a range of diploma courses, professional training, seminars, and lectures with the goal of preserving Tibetan culture, while cultivating wisdom, compassion, and joy for both our participants, and the world at large. These courses are based at our center in the scenic mountain village of Knappenberg, Austria; many are also offered online as distance-learning programs.
Mission Statement: Providing education opportunities based on authentic Tibetan Buddhist traditions in order to build a healthier global community by strengthening individual well-being and promoting our shared, human values.
Vision: Inspired by H.H. the Dalai Lama, and symbolic of Prof. Heinrich Harrer’s deep connection to the relationship between Tibet’s ancient wisdom and the modern world, we aim to contribute to a peaceful, joyful & mindful society by offering unique education programs that strengthen individual wellbeing, preserve the rich cultural heritage of Tibet, and building a community based on authentical spiritual practice and universal values. Read more about us »
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Quote and letters from His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama:
“The Tibet Center in Hüttenberg, Austria, focuses on the promotion of basic human values through all of the educational programs and courses it offers in the Tibetan medical system. It also provides opportunities for developing greater inter-faith and inter-cultural understanding and respect. I am therefore very happy to give the Hüttenberg Tibet Center and its activities my full support, and I wish it every success in its future work.“
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