The following article is from the Autumn, 1990 issue of the Snow Lion Newsletter and is for historical reference only. You can see this in context of the original newsletter here.

As we complete this issue of the newsletter, we are reflecting on the fact that Snow Lion has now completed its tenth year of publishing books on Tibet. The Snow Lion effort has involved numerous people generously working to do something for the Tibetan people and the precious culture that is so threatened at this time. Begun as a family business by Gabriel and Pat Aiello, Snow Lion now has eleven employees working full or part-time. It is a tighly run business as it must necessarily be. Our common bond with each other and with you is our deep interest in the preservation of Tibetan culture, and we try to show this in the way we operate Snow Lion and in our relationship to you. We hope that you benefit from the information in this free paper and that the products, which we carefully select, are satisfactory in every way. We appreciate the many letters of encouragement that we receive and we also appreciate hearing about any problems that you might have with our items or service. Your support means more books published, and all profits are spent in this way. This fall we have quite a remarkable line-up of new booksHouse of the Turquoise Roof; White Lotus; To the Lion Throne; Open HeartClear Mind; MoTibetan Divination System; Knowing, Naming and Negation we hope that you enjoy them!

We attempt to offer you a nonsectarian spread of products that will enhance your practice and study. We think that the nonsectarian posture is very important since the teachings and practices of all lineages of Tibetan Buddhism are rich and effective.

The newsletter has been the primary way of reaching out to share information on Tibetan happenings. It is now in its eleventh issue and completing its fifth year. Now published four times a year, with a print run of 20,000 each time, the newsletter is sent all over the world and acts as a networking tool for numerous Tibet groups. We are pleased to be able to offer this service. Over the last few years, the interest in Tibet has grown remarkably. With the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to His Holiness the Dalai Lama and with the announcement of the International Year of Tibet and the many events commemorating it, the Tibetan issue has come to the fore. We hope that the world community can return the blessing of the great gifts of this culture by responding to the suffering of Tibetans and by working to restore their culture in Tibet.

We look forward to serving you in the future. Tashi Delek!