Venerable Lama Chödak Gyatso Nubpa fled Tibet in 1959 at the age of eight. Inspired by  his early monastic training, Lama Gyatso’s focus during this difficult escape was to neutralize any feelings of anger and hatred and cultivate compassion in their place.

This innate understanding of compassion, combined with his traditional training and modern education, led him to his post as Chairman of the Tibetan Congress in exile. While serving the Tibetan community in exile (1979-1990), Lama Gyatso developed and directed programs to preserve and promote Tibetan culture, spirituality, and human rights.

Lama Gyatso moved to the United States in 1992 and is the Chairman and founder of The American Foundation for Tibetan Cultural Preservation: Ari Bhöd, which he hopes will aid in preserving the most priceless aspect of Tibetan culture, “that which can bring peace to humanity.”

Tools For Peace was founded by The Venerable Lama Chödak Gyatso Nubpa in an effort to provide everyone with practical methods to cultivate compassion, peace and well-being.