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Talk/Panel Dialogue

11:30am – 1:00pm Sat 25th Jan (Turbine) FREE


With kalon Dicki Chhoyang Tibet’s foriegn minister, Senetor Larissa Waters for Greens and Ven Yeshi Khandro of Karuna Hospice

His Holiness the 14th  Dalai Lama is an extraordinary example of a life dedicated to peace, compassion, and unity. What he represents, and what he has accomplished, heals and transcends the current tensions between Tibet and China. Why the Dalai Lama Matters explores just why he has earned the world’s love and respect, and how restoring Tibet’s meaningful autonomy within greater China is not only possible, but highly reasonable, and absolutely necessary for all humans to have a peaceful future.


1:30pm – 2:30pm Sat 25th Jan (Turbine) FREE


With Miffi Maxmillion Spiritual Program Coordinator of Langri Tangpa Centre, Karma Phuntsok Master Thanka painter and Ven Drolma Dharma teacher from Chenrezig Buddhist Centre
Meditation is one of the best tools
we have to counter the brain’s negativity bias, release accumulated stress, foster positive experiences and intentions, and enjoy the peace of present moment awareness. A large body of research has established that having a regular meditation practice produces tangible benefits for mental and physical health. Meditation cultivates equanimity and compassion, allowing you to be present with a loved one, client or co-worker and really listen to what they are saying and what they may need.


WHY TIBET? Action for Tibet 101
3:00 pm – 4:30pm Sat 25th (Park Mezz) FREE


With Kyinzom Dhongdue, Lesley Dimmock and Lobsang Lungtok

Ever wanted to take action for Tibet but don’t know where to start? Hosted by the Australia Tibet Council, this session addresses ways to promote human rights and democratic freedoms and encourage a peaceful and lasting solution to the Tibetan situation. Come along for an opportunity to meet others who care about Tibet and consider some of the ways we can all support the Tibetan community and help to create a better future.