Brisbane’s sixth annual Festival of Tibet celebrates Tibetan culture while addressing issues which continue to threaten the future of Tibet.
In these discussion audiences will gain a further insight into Tibetan culture and the issues that face the country today.
PANEL: Why The Dalai Lama Matters?
11.30am–1pm, Sat 25 January
His Holiness the Dalai Lama is an extraordinary example of a life dedicated to peace, compassion, and unity. What he represents, and what he has accomplished, heals and transcends the current tensions between Tibet and China. Why the Dalai Lama Matters explores just why he has earned the world’s love and respect, and how restoring Tibet’s meaningful autonomy within greater China is not only possible, but highly reasonable, and absolutely necessary for all humans to have a peaceful future.
1.30pm–2.30pm, Sat 25 January
Meditation is one of the best tools we have to counter the brain’s negativity bias, release accumulated stress, foster positive experiences and intentions, and enjoy the peace of present moment awareness. A large body of research has established that having a regular meditation practice produces tangible benefits for mental and physical health.
Meditation cultivates equanimity and compassion, allowing you to be present with a loved one, client or co-worker and really listen to what they are saying and what they may need.
WHY TIBET? Action for Tibet 101
3pm–4.30pm, Sat 25 January
Ever wanted to take action for Tibet but don’t know where to start? Hosted by the Australia Tibet Council, this session addresses ways to promote human rights and democratic freedoms and encourage a peaceful and lasting solution to the Tibetan situation. Come along for an opportunity to meet others who care about Tibet and consider some of the ways we can all support the Tibetan community and help to create a better future.