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Rep. Ngodup Tsering Attended 25th Anniversary of Tibetan Resettlement in Vermont and met with Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger.

25th Anniversary of Tibetan Resettlement in Vermont

Vermont: On June 2nd 2018, Vermont Tibetan Association, organised a Silver Jubilee celebration of Tibetan resettlement in Vermont, which was held at Burlington, Vermont. Representative Ngodup Tsering of Office of Tibet, Washington DC, attended the silver jubilee celebration. Other guests at the celebration include US Senator Patrick Joseph Leahy, Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger, and Mr Gerard G. Haase and James D. Kelley, who were part of the committee overseeing the Tibetan Resettlement Project, Burlington, in 1993. Forty other sponsors and employers of the first group of Tibetans resettling in Vermont were also invited to the celebration.

The event went successful with a speech from Representative Ngodup Tsering, Senator Patrick Leahy, and Mr. Gerard Haase. Thank you note from TAV president Mr. Sonam Chophel. Followed by cultural show, dinner and Tibetan group dance (gorshey).

1949 Tibet Film & Culture Show at Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center

Tibetan Association of Vermont Presents:

1949 Tibet Flim & Culture Show. Flim Title: Out Of This World

This event is hosted by Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center. This event begins at 5:45 PM. The film will be presented at 7:00 PM.

Event Schedule: 

Saturday, June 23rd 2018
5:45 pm – Tibetan refreshments/ snacks/ drinks.
7:00 pm – OUT OF THIS WORLD (1949 Tibet)

Film Description:
The digitized and updated release by David Wright of a film by Lowell Thomas Jr. following his trip to Tibet in 1949 with his father, famous radio broadcaster Lowell Thomas. This film includes footage of the caravan trek through Tibet to Lhasa where the Thomases met with the fourteen year old Dalai Lama. Street scenes from Lhasa, footage from Sera and Drepong monasteries, with the Kashag ministers and regent of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, scenes from the Tibetan summer festival at Norbulingka, the Dalai Lama’s summer home––this is 1949 Tibet, a rare and precious view of the land and the people before the Chinese invasion.

Proceeds from the event will help support the establishment of the Vermont Tibetan Community Center in the greater Burlington area.

For more information email or contact Sonam Chophel, President of Tibetan Association of Vermont at (802) 999-4012.


Main Street Landing Film House
60 Lake Street
Burlington, VT 05401

Tickets: $12.00



March 10, 2018 Tibetan Association of Vermont commemorating 59th Tibetan National Uprising Day.

On March 10th, 2018, Tibetan Association of Vermont commemorating 59th Tibetan National Uprising Day. All Tibetan families, Old, young, kids, and American supporters joined the Peace March at Burlington downtown, Vermont.

Received Proclamation Letter from City of Burlington, Mayor Miro Weinberger.

ICT Honors to Long-time activist Grace Spring with Light of Truth Award on Vermont Tibetan New Year (Losar) Festival.

On Feb 17th 2018, The Tibetan Association of Vermont is immensely honored to host the ICT annual Light of Truth award Ceremony to Ama-la Grace Spring.  The International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) Board honored Ama Grace Spring, a long time Tibet supporter, with Light of Truth Award on Vermont New Year (Losar) Festival.

President of ICT Mr. Matteo Mecacci, Director Lesley Rich, Vice-president Mr. Bhuchung K. Tsering, and Burlington Mayor Weinberger honored to attend the ceremony.

More Details:

  • International Campaign for Tibet

  • Seven Days Vermont

  • Radio Free Asia

TAV XIIIth Board Members.

Old Board Members on Back: (Left to Right) Mr. Tsering Yeshi, Mr. Tsetan T. Anak, Mr. Dakpa G. Tangtsang, Mrs. Passang Dolma, Mr. Tenzin L. Lhakhang, Mrs. Nancy Lindberg;
New board members on sitting: (Left to right) Mr. Tenzin Chokden, Mr. Tenzin Tsephal, Mr. Sonam Chophel, Mrs. Tenzin Dolkar Geygong, Ms. Tenzin Waser, Mr. Kongpo Penpa (Not in picture)


On May 27th 2017, old TAV board members congratulated and transferred responsibilities to newly elected board members. The TAV election was done on May 7th 2017. The new 13th board members will serve Tibetan community in Vermont for next two years from June 2017 to May 2019. All the Tibetan community gathered on that day and gave warm welcome to all newly elected members.