His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Charitable Trust is a Public Charitable Trust registered under section 12A & 10(23)(c) of Indian Income Tax Act 1961. It was established in January 20, 1964 at Calcutta as an irrevocable public trust under the aegis of His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama of Tibet. Later, in year 1978, the registered office of the trust was shifted to Delhi and administrative office was moved to Dharamsala, H.P. Prior to his departure from Tibet in March, 1959, His Holiness has managed to send out to Sikkim some properties which later formed the Corpus of the Trust. Late Shri Jaya Prakash Narayan: an internationally known political and social thinker, a great sympathizer of the Tibetan cause, was the first chairperson of the trust and a leading personality in executing the trust work until his death in 1979.


  • To provide aid for propagation and advancement of education and learning.
  • To provide medical aid or relief.
  • To provide relief to the poor, destitute and homeless.
  • To provide religious instruction.
  • To establish, open, maintain, and run school, colleges, institutions and boarding houses of residence of pupils and teachers in connection therewith.
  • To establish, open, maintain and run hospitals, dispensaries, clinics and of residence for staff in connection therewith.
  • To establish, open, maintain and support public temples and public religious institutions.
  • To establish, open, maintain and run sanatoria housing for the poor.
  • To provide aid for advancement of any other public charitable or religious purposes.
  • To make donations or subscriptions to any society, institution, trust, or organization whether charitable or religious for advancement or promotion of objects as comtemplated above.

Programs & Activities

Present Trustees

Dr. Lobsang Sangay

Dr. Lobsang Sangay


Kalon Karma Yeshi

Mr. Karma Yeshi

Managing Trustee

Ama Lak

Ama Jetsun Pema Lak


Mr Dessang Tsering

Mr. Dessang Tsering


Geshe Lhakdor lak

Geshe Lhakdor


Geshe Ngawang Samten

Geshe Ngawang Samten


Donation & Contact Details (By cheque/Demand Draft)

Send a Message

To make a donation to the trust by cheque, Demand Draft, wire transfer, etc, please make it payable to the His Holiness The Dalai Lama’s Charitable Trust, and mail it to the below address:

Kotwali Bazaar
Dharamsala -176215
District Kangra
Himachal Pradesh