H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama
"Bon is considered to be Tibet's oldest spiritual tradition and, as the indigenous source of Tibetan culture, Bon played a significant role in shaping Tibet's unique identity. Consequently I have often stressed the importance of preserving this tradition."
— H.H. the Dalai Lama
His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama,
Letters of Support for Lishu Institute
From the Office of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
January 30, 2008
To Whom It May Concern:
We are pleased to learn that the Lishu Institute in Dehradun District has been established to preserve and promote the Bon Tradition of Tibetan Buddhist Culture.