Tattoos and Human Rights Awareness

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Tattoos and Human Rights Awareness

Inspired by the format of TLC’s popular ‘Miami Ink‘ series, Minx worked within the exile community in Dharamsala to capture the meaning behind the tattoos of ex-political prisoners, and also the unique story behind a Tibetan tattoo artist in exile. Surprisingly, she found that 80-year old ex-political prisoner Palden Gyatso, has tattoos, and how the […]

Institute of Buddhist Dialectics

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Institute of Buddhist Dialectics

Minx had the privilege of teaching English to the first class of Geshes in a new program at the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics. Run under the Dalai Lama Trust, the program’s aim is to teach English, and also to learn more about science and Western philosophy.

Development Support

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Development Support

Built on Respect’s founder, Heidi Minx, has extensive knowledge of business and marketing. One of the key skills she brings to the community is interaction with small, local non-profits, guiding them through grants applications, sales opportunities, online presence, community presence, and collateral development. Minx has assisted Shideling, GuChuSum, Save Zanskar, the Hope Center, and The […]

Sustainability

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Sustainability

Giving Work With SamaSource In 2009, Built On Respect introduced SamaSource to the Tibetan community in Dharamsala. SamaSource is a non-profit based in San Francisco that works to bring simple, computer-based work to women, refugees, and youth in developing countries. Built on Respect became a service partner for SamaSource, set up a location, procured computers, […]

Modern Artists And Ancient Arts

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Modern Artists And Ancient Arts

Thangka art is celebrated by many Buddhist devotees, but its images have found new canvasses in the recent decades, as a growing number of people have embraced dharma tattoos.  Built on Respect has created a series of private classes for some of the world’s top tattoo artists, pairing them with a Tibetan thangka master, so […]

Tibet’s Political Prisoners

Built on Respect has worked for awareness of Tibet’s political prisoners since its inception. Current campaigns are calling for the release of both Tashi Dhondup, a young singer jailed for singing about the torture and disappearance of his country-mates, and Dhondup Wangchen, a film maker who was put in a forced labor camp for making […]

Awareness through music

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Awareness through music

Minx has started a campaign with the musicians, the Street Dogs, to raise awareness amongst Western youth for the plight of Tibet’s artists. The PSA was produced by BNB Productions and received International attention. See the video here. More Street Dogs videos here: [sz-youtube value=”Frankyandminx Street Dogs” type=”” max=”50″ sortorder=”published”]

Institute for Tibetan Thangka Art

An undetermined amount of Tibetan art was destroyed during the PRC’s ‘cultural revolution’. The Institute of Tibetan Thangka Art is based in Dharamsala, India; it is a non-profit, and is a free, five-year program. Students study under master painters and are creating beautiful works. Built On Respect created a website for the small school so […]

Save Zanskar

The aim of Save Zanskar is to promote education, and save the distinct culture of this very poor, traditionally Tibetan region of northern India. In 2003, Geshe Lobsang Yonten started what was to become the foundation of Save Zanskar when he brought 17 poor children from Zanskar to Manali and Dharamsala, India for schooling — […]