Category Archives: Community updates

TAV observing the 60th anniversary of the Tibetan National uprising day.

TAV commemorating 60th Tibetan National Uprising Day at City of Burlington, VT on March 10th. President Sonam Chophel read the statement of Sikyong the President of Central Tibetan Administration. Representative Haley Pero read the proclamation from US Senator Bernie Sander. Mr. Tenzin Tsephal la read the proclamation from City of Burlington VT Mayor Miro Weinberger. Mr. Penpa la read the statement from Speaker of The United States House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi. Then TAV President leads the peace march. At the end Vice President, Mrs. Tenzin Dolkar gave a word of thanks speech. Secretary Tenzin Waser la had been the event’s coordinator.

TAV Raising Fund to Benefit the Vermont Tibetan Community Center.

Tibetan Association of Vermont is raising fund through selling Mega Raffle to benefit the building of Tibetan Community Center. This center will help build a community culture and language center for Tibetan in Vermont. A place will be a hub for the younger generation to preserve their language, culture, and tradition. Also, this center will provide awareness about Tibet history and culture to Vermont’s friends and family.

There’s a high probability to win as we have only 3000 Tickets only. Ticket prices is only $20. The prize as follows:

1st prize: $10,000

2nd prize: $3000

3rd prize: $1000

Draw on: Saturday, July 6th, 2019

Please contact Tibetan Association of Vermont for information. The donation will accept in any form and gladly appreciated.

Mr. Sonam Chophel (President ) : (802) 999-4012



16th Vermont Tibet Festival





Please Support Our Sponsor:

  • Mayor’s Office, City of Burlington, VT
  • Community Health Centers of Burlington, VT
  • Vermont Federal Credit Union
  • August First Inc., Burlington VT
  • Uncommon Grounds Coffee & Tea Inc., Burlington VT


TAV members visit to Vermont Senator’s Office to support Reciprocal Access To Tibet Act S. 821

Burlington, VT: President and members of Tibetan Association of Vermont visited to Vermont Senator’s office to cosponsor and support for Reciprocal Access To Tibet Act.

Earlier in week, members of the Tibetan association of Vermont met with Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt) in Burlington, Vermont to persanlly thank him for cosponsoring the bill.

To learn more about Reciprocal Access To Tibet, please visit International Campaign For Tibet website:

You can support our cause and urge your state senators by sending petitions on the following link:

TAV Tibetan Language & Culture Summer Camp 2018

August 5th, 2018: Tibetan Association of Vermont organized a week long Tibetan language & culture summer camp for kids age above 6 years old, funded by The Tibet Fund, New York in partnership with the Office of Tibet, Washington, D.C. The week started from July 23rd to July 28th, 2018. The camp was held at Edmund middle school, Burlington, VT. A total of fourteen children participated in the summer camp. A week long camp went successful with the help of board members of TAV and the parents of participating children. Especially thanks to the mentor Lama K. Sonam La from Boston, who teach Tibetan  language and culture; and Migmar Tsering La, a Tibetan culture song & dance instructor.

Attached the slide show of week long summer camp and video of last day potluck gathering.