WHO WE ARE
Choki is a non profit organization founded with the mission of protecting the culture and traditions of some of the most sacred places left in the world that are under the threat of “globalization.” Through Choki’s support causes, beneficiaries will receive opportunities for human sustainability, security, and empowerment. The economic opportunities are provided only to the world’s poorest communities, who otherwise may continue to suffer the cycle of poverty. Choki wants to accomplish a world of “I believe,” with the purpose to share the beauty of traditional arts and culture with the world. We believe that art has the capacity to create and reinvent life in unimaginable ways.
HOW WE WORK
Choki believes art serves as communication for the improvement of society, social relationships, consciousness, and a greater understanding of the human experience. Our goal is to subsidize traditional artists from distressed backgrounds to do the work they love and help raise awareness of their communities and cultures internationally through their artwork. The artworks are then auctioned with all proceeds returned to the artists' communities for sustainable development projects. By revealing to the developed world the beauty of secluded cultures that exist, we believe we can help sustain tradition. Each donation and piece of art sold helps a community with the foundations that they need for life and human development.
Most of us realize that the daily routine and social illusion isn't as attractive as it used to be. Choki believes art is a channel of expression to release, elevate, and understand our inner conflicts, fears, and tensions as well as our aspirations and hopes. Art is society’s great cultural university that is open for all. Art is the most beautiful invention of man, the universal language of life, a reflection of self for the artist, the audience, the past, present and future. The creative powers of people are infinite, and must be supported.
Nathan RaillaCenter Director / Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver
"I appreciate the genuine philanthropic attitude towards supporting the profound lineages and arts of Tibetan Buddhism, which are treasures of our global culture."