Guided by a powerful vision and a sense of urgency, Dharma Press and Dharma Publishing were started by Tarthang Tulku to preserve the Tibetan Buddhist teachings in danger of disappearing after the Chinese Cultural Revolution.
Dharma Press and Dharma Publishing began as a small text preservation operation in India. In 1969, the project was brought to the United States, with its freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and freedom of press, which provided the right climate for the operation to expand and grow.
With the help of a group of volunteers, the Sacred Text
preservation project was established, setting into motion a dual transmission from east to west and from west to east.
While simultaneously preserving the timeless knowledge of the Buddhist traditions and rebuilding libraries for Tibetan communities in exile, seeds were planted for the Dharma to take root in a new land.
These efforts have opened the doorway to enlightenment in the West, inspiring inquiry into what it means to be human, and helping people of all backgrounds to discover their
purpose and significance.
Told in Rinpoche’s own words, this is a story about universal human knowledge and about how much can be accomplished when utilizing the full resources of mind and body.