UMA stands for "Union of the Modern and the Ancient" and means "Middle Way" in Tibetan.
UMA is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization founded by Jeffrey Hopkins and dedicated to:
translation into English (and possibly other languages) of texts from Tibetan Buddhist traditions
seminars, classes, and retreats on focal topics of Tibetan Buddhism and instruction in the literary and colloquial aspects of the Tibetan language
maintenance and development of multimedia archives as research and instructional resources accessible across the Worldwide Web
If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to support the work of the UMA Institute, please contact William Magee (email@example.com) for information about direct deposit.
UMA Institute for Tibetan Studies
7330 Harris Mountain Lane
Dyke, VA 22935-1008
The contents of the uma-tibet.org website are available under a
with the understanding that downloaded material must be distributed for free and may never be sold.