Projects

Built on Respect has developed and supports many projects, primarily in the areas of Education, Community, Music, Film, Art, Human Rights and Sustainability.

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. It was through this, that she and the students [...]

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 [...]

Ganden Jhangtse

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Ganden Jhangtse

The monks at Ganden Jhangtse in Dharamsala are ‘working monks’, meaning they spend their days praying and doing pujas at the behest of the community. With their days full, they are not able to attend any of the free classes that many of their peers do during the days. Built On Respect worked with a [...]

Jamtse in Action: Supporting the Elders

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Jamtse in Action: Supporting the Elders

Built on Respect also works to support local community groups. Jamtse in Action was started by a young Tibetan woman to help care for the elders in the community. Built on Respect funded two trips for the elders of Jampa Ling elders home, 140 people total, had a private audience with HH the Karmapa. In [...]

SocialVibe

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SocialVibe

Built on Respect is a ’cause’ on the action for social good, youth-targeted site, SocialVibe.com Visit Built on Respect on SocialVibe

FaceBook Causes

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FaceBook Causes

Built on Respect actively uses FaceBook’s ‘Causes’ application to spread messages and raise awareness. Join Built on Respect on FaceBook’s Causes

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 [...]

Tibetan Tattoo Script

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Tibetan Tattoo Script

Working with a Tibetan scripting master, Built on Respect has developed a program, website and marketing materials to provide translation and scripting for tattoo artists and their customers who are interested in the beautiful alphabet of this ancient language for tattoos.  She works personally with the customers, advising of proper placement on the body, and [...]

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 [...]

Presentations

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Presentations

Built on Respect hosted at talk with former political prisoner, Palden Gyatso, at Jivamukti Yoga in New York City. Free Burma Alliance and Students For A Free Tibet were also involved with promoting the event.

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:

Care2 Collaboration

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Care2 Collaboration

Built on Respect has mounted a campaign with Care2, in conjunction with their current ‘Freedom of Expression’ campaign calling for the release of Tashi Dhondup. The petition received amazing viral support, and garnered over 25,000 signatures in less than 15 days. The effort will continue, working with the Tibetan musician, Techung, and continued support from [...]

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 — [...]

Freedom Tour With Techung

TIBETAN MUSICIANS WORK FOR RELEASE OF IMPRISONED ARTISTS Musicians and Activists on Three Continents Call for Release of Tashi Dhondup and Dhondup Wangchen New York, December 8, 2010 – Tibetan classical musician Techung and the non-profit Built On Respect are working with other musicians and NGOs to raise awareness for two Tibetan artists illegally imprisoned [...]

Street Dogs

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Street Dogs

New York, October 4, 2010 – Veteran street rockers, the Street Dogs, have joined with the non-profit Built On Respect to raise awareness for human rights violations in Tibet, and to encourage youth to use their freedom to speak for those who cannot. In a new PSA Street Dogs singer, Mike McColgan, and Built on [...]

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