Tibetans in Western Massachusetts
The first group of Tibetans arrived in 1992 in Amherst, Massachusetts following the resettlement program for Tibetan refugees passed by the U.S. Congress. Today there are more than 100 Tibetans living permanently in the area. See also:

Tibetan-Americans in the United States
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tibetan_American

The Tibetan Diaspora
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tibetan_diaspora

Lhasa Café in Northampton, MA
http://www.lhasacafe.com/index.php

Shang Shung Institute’s School of Traditional Tibetan Medicine in Conway, MA
http://www.shangshung.org/home/about/school-of-tibetan-medicine/

Tenzin Gyatso Institute’s Scholars at the Five Colleges
http://www.tenzingyatsoinstitute.org/index.php/component/content/article/40/139-tenzin-gyatso-scholars-program-revised

The Mind and Life Institute, now located at Amherst College
http://www.mindandlife.org/

Five College Buddhist Studies Certificate Program
https://www.fivecolleges.edu/buddhism

Five College Tibetan Studies in India program
http://www.smith.edu/philosophy/tibet.html