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FESTIVAL of TIBET

BRISBANE POWERHOUSE, 17th – 19th April 2020 
Proceeds go to the Tibetan Children’s Village, India.
“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” – HH the 14th Dalai Lama

WE ARE CREATING A SUPER EXCITING PROGRAM FOR FOT2020

Please visit back in few weeks time to see the full program.

Proudly sponsored by Brisbane Powerhouse,Perfect Potion, Philip Bacon Galleries, The Yellow Church Yoga & Natural Health Centre and supported by Tibet Information Office, Chenrezig Institute, Chris Hooper Promotions, Himalayan Film Festival, Australia Tibet Council, Woodford Folk Festival, Good Fortune Trust, BEMAC, Tashi Delek Foundation.

MESSAGE
From HH the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet

I am very pleased to know that over the next three days a Festival of Tibet will be taking
place in Brisbane, Australia. I am always encouraged when, in addition to words of
support, people take active steps to help increase awareness of Tibet, her people and their
rich and peaceable culture. I would like to congratulate Tenzin Choegyal, who has been
organizing this Festival almost single-handed annually over the last ten years.
After almost sixty resilient years, Tibetans inside Tibet and those of us scattered in exile
continue to cherish the dream of freedom being restored in our homeland. But it is not only
Tibetans’ freedom we are concerned with. There is a great deal in Tibet’s spiritual culture
with its understanding of the workings of the mind and emotions, its medical knowledge,
its peaceful outlook and respectful attitude to the environment that can be of widespread
benefit to others.

We have been successful on preserving these traditions and values so far, but in the long
term we can continue to maintain them in a dynamic way only if freedom prevails in Tibet.
And to achieve this we will need the continued support of the many friends we already
have around the world and many more. I feel sure that this Festival will provide an
opportunity for us to make many more friends and for those we have already to deepen
their understanding and appreciation of things Tibetan.

I understand that the festival will include a wide range of interesting and enjoyable
activities that will provide ample opportunity to explore and share the knowledge and
values that we Tibetans derived from ancient Indian thought. Based as it is on ethics,
wisdom, and compassion, Tibet’s peaceful, non-violent culture, is not only valuable to
Tibetans, it can also be conducive to the welfare of the 1.3 billion Chinese people and
many others in the world at large. Therefore, it is important that we make every effort to
preserve that culture and keep it alive.

I offer my greetings to everyone taking part in this year’s Festival of Tibet in Brisbane and
my prayers that not only will the occasion be a success, but also that everyone will enjoy it.

27 April 2018