Thangtong Lugar Performing Arts (TLPA) was founded by Mr. Phuntsok Tsering in Dharamsala to preserve and promote all aspects of the rich tradition of Tibetan performing arts, especially Tibetan opera.  Tibetan performance traditions are on the verge of extinction in Tibet , where authorities are systematically changing songs, dance, music and opera to serve ideological ends.   TLPA conducts research in traditional Tibetan performing arts, provides a five-year course to train young talent, and organizes seminars, workshops and performances, within the exile community and around the world, to create awareness about the rich performing arts of Tibet.  Your sponsorship will help TLPA to preserve authentic Tibetan music, dance, and opera for future generations.



Dekey Dolma

My name is Dekey Dolma, from Ladakh Settlement, North of India. Date of birth Jan 10, 1994, my father’s name is Tsephel Tanpa and mother Rinchen Angmo.  I have two younger brother, who goes to school.

Lodoe Gyaltsen

Lodoe Gyaltsen,  I am 18 years old and born April 4,  1997. Father name Thinly Phuntsok and mother Tsering Youdon.  My parents has five children. My both elder brother are in Army and my younger younger brother are at school. My father works as a coook.  I joined Thangtong Lhuger because of my interest in Tibetan songs, dance and opera.

Tenzin Dickey

Tenzin Dickey from Bylakuppe Tibetan settlement, South India. Born June 5, 1997. My Father Mr. Lodoe and mother Mrs. Pema Youdon.  My father works as a diver and mother works in hotel. .I am the youngest of the family.  My two sisters are in school. After 11th grade I joined Thangtong Lhugar Performing Arts due to my interest for our cultural song, music and dance, also Tibetan instruments. 

Lhamo Tsering

I am 21 years old,  born Dec 8th 1995. Father Tsering Dorjee and my mother’s Punam Devi.  I have one sister.  After 9th grade, i joined Thangtong Lhugar Performing Arts on Nov 19, 2015.  I am very much interest in Tibetan songs and dance, also opera.  My aim is to become a good teacher and artist. 

Ngawang Passang

Ngawang Passang, born Sept 29, 1991 from Dharamala, India.  I am 25 years old.  I studied at Tibetan Homes School in Mussorie. After graduated, i joined Thangtong Lhugar due to my interest in Tibetan music and arts.  My elder brother works as a clerk, my younger sister goes to school. 

Tenzin Kalden

Tenzin Kalden. I am 18 years old, born March 7, 1997. My father’s Mr. Mingyur and my mother Mrs. Phurbu Nyima.  I have one elder sister, who is a nurse at Bangalore. My father works as a gatekeeper at TCV School.    I joined Thangton Lhagar Institute on Sept. 2015. I am very much interest for Tibetan songs, music and dance, also music instruments. My aim is to become a good Music teacher and artist.


Please note that from September 2015 onward, The Tibet Fund will charge a $5 fee for each quarterly sponsorship payment made via credit card to partially cover the cost associated with credit card fees, wire transfers to India, and other processing fees.

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