Tibet Festival of Compassion

Office of Tibet, June 5, 2005

Pretoria, South Africa -- The Office of Tibet, Pretoria, in collaboration with Tibet Society of South Africa is organizing Tibet Festival of Compassion in celebration of His Holiness the Dalai Lama?s 70th Birthday in July 2005.

The festival will be the biggest event on Tibetan cultural heritage ever held in South African. The festival will showcase the creation of Sand Mandala by Tibetan Buddhist Monks; Traditional Tibetan Music & Dance Performances by artistes from the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts, a professional Tibetan Thangka painter will demonstrate and explain the art of Thangka painting and Exhibitions on Tibetan Medicine, Thangka Paintings and a Photo Journey to Tibet.

There will also be screening of movies like Compassion in Exile, Story of the 14th Dalai Lama, Yogis of Tibet and Compassionate Healing, about the Traditional Tibetan Medicine. Teachings and talks on Tibetan Buddhism and Culture will also feature during the festival and you can also browse lots of esoteric stalls.

The festival will be held in Durban Jewish Club on July 17, Cape Town Novalis Ubuntu Centre on July 23 & 24 and Johannesburg Lamrim Buddhist Centre on July 30 & 31.

For further information,
Contact: Office of Tibet: 012-664 1193 /4
Email: otsa@officeoftibet.com or visit: www.officeoftibet.com