Our mission

Heart of Asia is working to provide healthcare and education for remote communities in rural Tibet and the surrounding region. We are a registered UK Charity: No.1114708

We work in a manner that supports the traditions, and suits the environmental conditions, in the remote Himalayan areas of Derge, Kandze, Yushu (Tibetan: Jyekundo) and Nangchen Counties in Kham, Eastern Tibet.

Our goal is to work with local people to fund simple accredited health care training in both Tibetan herbal and allopathic medicine and to provide emergency provision where possible. In recent years we have also worked to support children orphaned by the devastating Yushu earthquake and to improve sanitation for poor families in rural Himachai Pradesh in India.

"May I be the doctor and the medicine
And may I be the nurse
For all sick beings in the world
Until everyone is healed."

Shantideva

(Trans Stephen Batchelor) "A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life."