Global Grassroots Life-Protecting, Peace Movement

Over 150,000 lives saved!

Life Release projects in India Life Release projects in Nepal Life Release projects in Malaysia Life Release projects in Taiwan Life Release projects in China Life Release projects in Bhutan Life Release projects in Tibet Life release projects in the United Kingdom Life release projects in Finland Life release projects in Austria Life release projects in France Life release projects in Spain Life Release projects in Denmark Life Release projects in USA Life Release projects in Canada

We are saving lives all around the world: click the spots on the map to learn more

Join us in weaving a blanket of light across the globe that will provide protection, as well as both material and spiritual benefit, to the Earth and all of its creatures. May virtuous activities, especially those that engage in saving lives and the environment, spread and become contagious.

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You are invited to share your life-release stories with others by posting them on this website.

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Make a Difference

Help prevent abuse and promote causes that bring benefit. Public awareness is often the best way to introduce change. Share with others the stories that you feel need more public awareness. Send information to

Dr Ara Serves 465 Monastics in One Week


Although inspired by the ancient Buddhist practice of life-release, protecting life and the environment is not a religious act. It is foremost a universal humanitarian act of kindness, compassion and wisdom. Anyone can do this and benefit themselves, others and the world. Please join and help this joyful, virtuous work spread and become contagious.

  • Inspired by “Living Buddha” His Holiness Gyalwang Karmapa
  • Assisted and Guided by Tibetan Buddhist Study and Practice Center, Tara Shedrup
  • Created, Managed and Sponsored by Chödrön Foundation*

*Chödrön Foundation is a private charitable foundation that supports the preservation of Buddhist wisdom teachings and related Buddhist-inspired compassionate activities. LifeRelease is just one of many such compassionate activities that Chödrön Foundation has developed and supported.