Yeshe De Text Preservation Project

The Yeshe De Crew

The Yeshe De Text Preservation Project is a non-profit organization founded by Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche in 1983 dedicated to preserving the Tibetan Culture. Our volunteers work as a team year round to make Tibetan books and prayer wheels to be given away at the annual World Peace Ceremony in Bodh Gaya, India–– the site of the Buddha’s Enlightenment.

Our team is motivated by knowing that we make a difference by impacting the lives of thousands of refugees in Asia. We give our time and energy freely to save Tibetan texts that contain teachings that would otherwise be lost.

Work at the book bindery is hands-on and physical. Every year we produce thousands of Tibetan books, edge dye them, put them in slipcases, and box them up for shipment to India. We train volunteers on a variety of bindery machines like the collator, gold stamper, trimmer and folder. Interested and want to know more? Call 510-845-1710 or email yeshde@ratnaling.org

Our volunteers utilize work as a vehicle for practicing the Buddhist teachings. The Skillful Means teachings show us that we can use any work and life situation as a path of change. Personal growth is fostered through practicing self-awareness, caring,  and taking responsibility as we work. 

We invite you to be part of one of the largest text preservation projects on Earth and at the same time learn about yourself!

Visit the Yeshe De Text Preservation Project Facebook page to see how you’ll spend your volunteer time at the book bindery and learn more about this amazing project.

Want to join our team?