FESTIVAL of TIBET
In honour of HH the 14th Dalai Lama’s 80th Birthday
BRISBANE POWERHOUSE, 19th – 25th Jan 2015
“In our struggle for freedom, truth is the only weapon we possess.”
– HH the 14th Dalai Lama
The seventh annual Festival of Tibet will be 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.
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.
Jetsun Pema, lovingly known as ‘Ama la” (Tibetan for Mother) and younger sister to His Holiness 14th Dalai Lama, will be making her much awaited return visit to the Festival of Tibet. UNESCO medal winner and first female Minister of the Tibetan Government in exile, Ama la will reflect on her experiences at a special forum and concert.
The opening concert will feature the popular and much loved international performers, Deva Premal and Miten. Deva and MIten will have just completed a 25 country world tour and are looking forward to presenting their evening of chanting ‘Prayers for Peace’ in support of the people of Tibet.
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.
TICKETS Booking www.brisbanepowerhouse.org or (07) 3358 8600
“4 x Workshop Package Deal $85*. The Workshop package includes: 1x Painting workshop / 1x Dumplings workshop / 1x Chakra healing workshop / 1x Calligraphy workshop
Evening Session Package Deal $85*. This package includes: 1x Film: Compassion in Exile / 1x Tibet My Story: In Conversation with Ama Jetsun Pema / 1x Beyond Optimism / 1x Mystical Tibet Concert.
Festival Package Deal $160*. This exciting package combines the 4 X Workshop Package Deal and the Evening Session Package Deal.
*An additional $6 fee applies to each Package booking transaction.”
Proudly sponsored by Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane Powerhouse, Perfect Potion and supported Dalai Lama in Australia Ltd, Tibet Information Office, Himalayan Film Festival, Woodford Folk Festival, Australia Tibet Council, Chenrezig Institute, Tibetan Education Fund, Chris Hooper Promotions and Tibetan Community of Qld Inc.
WOMEN WITH WISDOM – Melbourne Special Event
Ama Jetsun Pema, Meshel Laurie and Kerry Armstrong will be sharing the stage together. Titled Women with Wisdom, the evening will be one of inspirational conversation along with music provided by Tenzin Choegyal and Tarella strings.