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BRISBANE POWERHOUSE, 18th – 24th April 2016

Proceeds go to the Tibetan Children’s Village, India.
“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” – HH the 14th
Dalai Lama

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Brisbane’s 8th annual Festival of Tibet is a celebration of the resilience and optimism of a people and culture under threat.  Founded on the principles of compassion and non-violence, this all-ages festival explores these universal themes through concerts, exhibitions, discussion and workshops.

This year the festival’s theme will be – “Karmic Imprints – Liberation through seeing and hearing.”

For hundreds of years Tibet was an almost mythical land, a Shangri-la which for most existed only in the imagination.  The ongoing occupation has brought Tibet into stark reality and revealed both its treasures and challenges for the world to see.  The Festival of Tibet offers audiences the chance to experience the traditions and contemporary expressions of a culture determined to thrive despite the odds. 

Not only does the Festival offer audiences varied and engaging experiences through its mix of free and ticketed events, it raises much needed funds for the Tibetan refugee community with all proceeds going to the Tibetan Children’s Village schools in India.

Witness the creation of a superb Sand Mandala from millions of grains of coloured sand, learn to cook Tibetan dumplings, paint, meditate, contemplate and be swept up in beautiful music – the Festival of Tibet offers something for everyone. 

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A very warmhearted Thank You to Deva Premal & Miten and Frieds for the beautiful Prayer for Peace Concert to Launch the Festival and raise much needed awareness and funds for the education of Tibetan Children in Exile.


Proudly sponsored by Brisbane Powerhouse, Perfect Potion, Philip Bacon Galleries and supported by Tibet Information Office,Deva Premal and Miten, Himalayan Film Festival, Woodford Folk Festival, Australia Tibet Council, Chenrezig Institute, Tibetan Education Fund and Chris Hooper Promotions.