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Festival of Tibet 2020

Fri 17 + Sat 18 Apr, 2020

Presented by Festival Of Tibet in partnership with Brisbane Powerhouse

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Festival of Tibet

Festival of Tibet has been cancelled to meet the Federal Government’s directive on limiting non-essential mass gatherings to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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2.30pm – 4pm Saturday 18 APRIL (Turbine Platform)

The Festival will once again welcome His Eminence Ling Rinpoche, the reincarnation of HH the Dalai Lama’s senior teacher and root Guru. This will be a unique opportunity to hear about the Buddhist approach to living and dying from a recognised Buddhist Master. Buddhism places a great deal of emphasis on understanding death and the process of dying. Although death is usually seen as an ending, from the Buddhist point of view it can also be a pivotal moment of transformation. Through understanding this we can learn to live more fully, focusing on what is essential in our lives with greater clarity and awareness, and learn to face death with greater courage and compassion.

FILM: The Sweet Requiem

4.30pm – 6pm Saturday 18 APRIL (Turbine Studio)

In conjunction with the Festival of Tibet, the Brisbane Himalayan Film Festival will feature the Queensland premiere of a new film entitled The Sweet Requiem, an impressive narrative feature by Dharamshala-based doco team Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam.

The guiding Buddhist notion of impermanence plays a central role in the story of Dolkar, a young woman who embarked on a perilous trek to India with her father when she was a girl. Now firmly part of Delhi's large Tibetan community, Dolkar is helping Gompo, a recent arrival fleeing Chinese security forces in Lhasa. Slowly, Dolkar recognises Gompo as the guide who abandoned her group on a treacherous Himalayan path all those years ago. But is this really him?

Morning Meditation with Karma

9am – 9.30am Saturday 18 APRIL (Turbine Platform)

Begin the day with a special meditation experience as Karma Phuntsok guides participants through traditional Tibetan Buddhist meditation and thought awareness techniques.

Tibetan Yoga with Kunga

9.30am – 10.30am Saturday 18 APRIL (Turbine Platform)

Under the guidance of Tibetan yoga teacher Kunga, learn simple yet profound techniques that emphasise the integration of body, energy and mind.

Panel Discussion - The Stories and Songs of Us

11Am – 12pm Saturday 18 APRIL (Turbine Platform)

The Stories and Songs of Us gives an opportunity for the  wider community to hear very personal narratives and stories of Tibetans in their own words. Karma Phuntsok, and Tenzin Phuntsok Doring will share their narratives and reflections that celebrate the Tibetan spirit and real courage. Also, Tenzin Nyidon and Tenzin Choegyal will each perform a song.

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