Winner: Chairman's Distinction Award for e-Culture Heritage & Tourism

Manthan Awards, Digital Empowerment Foundation 2014

Treasure Caretaker Training monastic participants and team receive award!


Winner: Special Award for Innovative Use of E-Technology in Cultural Heritage Preservation

ENorth East Awards 2014

Treasure Caretaker Training has the support and high regard of Buddhist teachers, art conservators, curators and academics, and is recognized for the outstanding contribution it has brought and continues to bring to the preservation of sacred art and heritage.

Scholars from North America, Europe, and Asia study our project, and international preservation organizations continue to publicize our updates.


His Holiness the 17th Karmapa and Ani Pema Chodron meet with Project Director Ann Shaftel on an ongoing basis to advise on curriculum.

“I fully support Ms Shaftel’s endeavours [in Treasure Caretaker Training] and ask all of you who are concerned about the preservation of the living tradition of Buddhist art to offer your full cooperations and whatever support is possible to facilitate this valuable training.”

His Holiness 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje


“This is a great project that could use your support. Please consider helping”

Ani Pema Chodron