FESTIVAL of TIBET
BRISBANE POWERHOUSE, 26th – 30th April 2017
Proceeds go to the Tibetan Children’s Village, India.
“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” – HH the 14th Dalai Lama
Brisbane’s 9th 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.
For hundreds of years Tibet existed in the imagination of many, it was treated as this mythical land of Shangri-la, this Himalayan Utopia – a land of eternal bliss, isolated from the outside world. What this imagination shielded was the real, on-going inhumane atrocities committed by the Chinese leadership against the Tibetan people. The Chinese occupation and the sufferings of the Tibetan people and the subsequent wave of Tibetan refugees revealed the stark reality and revealed both its treasures and challenges for the world to see. The Festival of Tibet offers audiences the chance to experience this dichotomy of the beautiful cultural traditions of Tibet and its people as well as the expression of resistance to the Chinese occupation by sustaining and keeping this culture alive and allowing it 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 Villages 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.
Proudly sponsored by Brisbane Powerhouse, Philip Bacon Galleries, Perfect Potion, Chris Hooper Promotions, The Yellow Church Yoga & Natural Health Centre and supported by Tibet Information Office, Tibetan Cultural Centre, Himalayan Film Festival, Australia Tibet Council, Chenrezig Institute and BEMAC.
Nepali Student Association presents:
NEW YORK PREMIERE of SHERPA STEW
Sunday, April 9th at 6:30pm
NYU Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life, C95
Benefit Screening for US Nepal Climbers Associations.
This film follows Nepalese Sherpa who climbed Mt Everest but now live in New York City working low wage jobs to try to support their families. Though the Western world elevates Mt. Everest climbers to hero status, most Sherpa live in poverty. Their story is fascinating, moving, and inspiring.
All tickets purchased online must be accompanied by valid NYU or Government-Issued ID at venue for admission.
Limit 2 advanced tickets per person.
Discounted tickets on sale NOW to the NYU community via NYU Home
Tickets on sale now to the General Public, $20 each.
Watch the trailer here: https://vimeo.com/184252897?ref=fb-share&1
- Philip Glass, Artistic Director
- Laurie Anderson
- Iggy Pop
- Bernard Sumner, Phil Cunningham, and Tom Chapman of New Order
- Patti Smith and her Band
- Sufjan Stevens
- Alabama Shakes
- Ben Harper
- Tenzin Choegyal and Jesse Paris Smith
- Scorchio Quartet
- Lavinia Meijer
Tickets here: http://bit.ly/2gy3mqt
Tibetan musician Tenzin Choegyal, Nepalese musician Shyam Nepali, and Jesse Paris Smith
also performing is the Boston Bhoepa Band
Join for music, poetry, and stories
Bar homemade Tibetan food will be available. Also cupcakes and donuts from Monumental Cupcakes
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1166135730073104/
Directions and more information: http://artsatthearmory.org
A fund raising event, which provides a platform for Tibetans to promote/preserve their endangered culture. After operational expenses, all funds generated will be directed to organizations/individuals/projects which facilitate the preservation of Tibetan culture. (This year's recipient(s) -- yet to be determined.)
Presenting: food & handicraft vendors, artisans, musicians, dance performances, art and photography exhibits, guest speakers, butter sculpture demonstration, film screening, book signing, weaving, Tibetan calligraphy, wood carving, sand mandala construction by Tibetan monks, and so much more! Volunteers, artisans, handicraft vendors needed. TibetFest in NOT for profit.
Artist and Buddhist Contemplatives Gathering
The Artist and Buddhist Contemplatives Project brings artists with a Buddhist practice together in a fall gathering. Renowned Buddhist scholar Robert Thurman; iconic artist Meredith Monk; Kay Larson, author of the luminous book Where the Heart Beats: John Cage, Zen Buddhism and the Inner Life of Artists; extraordinary musicians Tenzin Choegyal and Jesse Paris Smith; and inspiring activist and teacher Leslie Booker, who is offering yoga, are among the participants. Please see below for more details on each.
The gathering is Monday to Wednesday, October 19–21, 2015 at The Garrison Institute in Garrison, New York. It will include meditation time, presentations, question and answer sessions, breakouts and ample open time. Artists invited include writers, poets, filmmakers, musicians, visual and interdisciplinary artists, and more. The gathering is by invitation.
If you are interested in attending, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Come and celebrate HH the Dalai Lama's 80th Birthday with Poetry, Music and Art.
WHEN: Friday, July 10, 2015, 7pm - 2am
WHERE: Astoria Sports Complex, 34-38 38th St, Astoria, NY 11101 (Steinway Station on "R" and "M" trains)
GET your tickets today: http://sft.convio.net/site/Donation2?df_id=4100&4100.donation=form1
On July 6th, SFT staff, students and members will join people around the world in celebrating the 80th birthday of one of the most recognizable icons of peace, hope and compassion in our world: His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.
When His Holiness escaped from Tibet in 1959 at age 25, he embarked on a tireless journey to lead his people in their freedom struggle. Over the past fifty years he has created a thriving exile community, built international support for Tibet, and inspired countless people to believe a better world is possible.
His Holiness has committed his life to transforming our world through compassion and nonviolent action.
Through our innovative youth leadership training programs, hard-hitting campaigns and strategic nonviolent direct actions, SFT is working to help end the Chinese government’s occupation of Tibet and secure a future where His Holiness the Dalai Lama and all Tibetans are reunited in a free Tibet.
Join us as we celebrate His Holiness' 80th birthday and recommit to working for peace and justice in Tibet and around the world.
Ibrahim Asad Siddiq aka P.O.E.T (Putting Out Eternal Thoughts)
Jesse Paris Smith
Loudon Wainwright III
Jesse Paris Smith
Plus VERY special guests
and more TBD
*There will be live painting by Tara Lobsang and Nicole Atkins!
City Winery is all about giving back. In past years, City Winery has raised $200,000+ to aid in disaster relief for crises including 2013 Hurricane Sandy, 2011 Tsunami in Japan and 2010 Earthquake in Haiti with the power of awareness through live music.
Join Sonam Tsomo, Tenzin Dickyi, Raju Lama, Muna Gurung, Sonam Rinzin, Shyam Nepali, and Jesse Paris Smith for Spiral Music at the Rubin Museum of Art. Hear poems, stories, and songs, and also a live drawing by Sonam Rinzin. It will be a wonderful evening, please do join us! At 6pm Rubin Museum guide Jeremy McMahan will also be giving a 45 minute Nepal themed tour of the museum, so if you are doing that you will be able to hear us in the lobby, and please join after the tour is finished.
This event is free so please donate to www.gofundme.com/rajulama and please speak with him during the show to share funds for this important work he is doing in his home village of Sindupalchok.