In 1959 His Holiness the Dalai Lama and 80,000 Tibetans were forced to leave Tibet following a failed uprising against Chinese rule. Since that time the Dalai Lama and a growing number of Tibetans have been forced to live in exile in India and other parts of the world. Meanwhile hundreds of thousands of Tibetans living in Tibet have been imprisoned and tortured. Tibetans experience economic discrimination, religious suppression and political oppression. They are unable to practice their religion, speak their own language or even fly their own flag.

Standing at nearly 100 feet high, the Tibet Balloon is the largest Tibetan flag in the world and a symbol of peace and compassion. The Tibet Balloon flies in the UK and around the world providing a unique and eye-catching opportunity to draw attention to the Tibetan issue and raising funds for charitable organisations working to support the cause of Tibet.

The Tibet Balloon was launched on July 11th 2015 at Sakya Tashi Ling Monastery in the Parc Natural del Garraf near Barcelona, Spain.

Latest from the Tibet Balloon

Tashi visits Tuscany

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Tashi made her first visit to the Italian region of Tuscany in September to take part in the Festa dell’Aria 2017 held at Capannori near Lucca. Flying with twenty other balloons twice a day... READ MORE

Returning home to Catalunya

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Tashi returned to the sky at the European Balloon Festival held at Igualada in Catalunya celebrating her second birthday and the 82nd birthday of HH Dalai Lama. Flying with fifty other balloons Tashi... READ MORE