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Panel Discussion : The Art Of Healing

Join Mr Sonam Dhakpo, Representative of His Holiness The Dalai Lama in Australasia,  Neljorpa Pemsi, traditional Tibetan Healer, Mr. Tenzin Norbu, Head of the Environment Desk, Tibetan Government in Exile, India and Geshe Lobsang Jamyang from Chenrezig Buddhist Institute, for an entertaining and informative discussion about Tibetan approaches to healing.  Meditation, use of medicinal herbs, incantations, mantras and blessings are still used by Tibetans to address a variety of physical and psychological ailments.  The panel will discuss the  application and effectiveness of these traditional methods and their appeal around the world.
Sat 5th Feb (11.30 – 1pm) Free close up
Geshe Lobsang Jamyang was ordained at the age of sixteen and after eighteen years of study attained the highest degree in Buddhist Philosophy.  Geshe la was a member of Sera Je Monastery in South  India for many years and has also spent time studying at Gyume Tantric Monastery where he mastered practice and rituals of the tantric tradition. Geshe Jamyang joined Chenrezig Buddhist Institute on the Sunshine Coast in 2005 and is the resident teacher.


Mr. Tenzin Norbu was born in India and went to TCV school. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in Science and Education from India. He served TCV school for 5 years as a Science and Math teacher. He also worked as a research associate at Asian Institute of Technology (Thailand) for over 5 years after earning his Master’s degree in the field of Environmental Technology from the same Institute. He is now serving (since Dec 2008) at the Central Tibetan Administration at Dharamsala in the Environment Desk under the Department of Information and International Relations. Since then, he has participated in various regional and international conferences (COP 15, APGN 2010…) raising issues related to the environmental situations and concerns on the Tibetan Plateau.