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  • In The Steps Of The Buddha | Media on FoT ~ Friends of Tibet (INDIA)
    People My heart seemed to explode within me Reading him was a spiritual experience I knew I had to meet him says Barker Her prayers were answered in a year s time when she was commissioned by Tibet Images a photo library in London to shoot pictures of the Dalai Lama and his people for a book titled The World Of Dalai Lama Photographing him and his people was like a meditation When I photographed them I simply looked My mind switched off and gradually I found myself getting more and more fascinated she says Barker s exhibit ranges from photograph of a young reincarnated lama looking after a wounded pigeon to prayer offerings at Dharamsala ruddy faced young nuns to amateur Tibetan Opera performers to the newly arrived Tibetan refugees and their political sloganeering A landscape painter for 13 years Barker turned to photography because she found that the medium of watercolour painting was making her more and more introverted With the camera I have overcome my shyness After all with the instrument you always find yourself jostling with people says Barker After the exhibit she is ready to do more on Tibet but this time she is keen on photographing the people of Tibet in Tibet rather than those in exile The other life that interests her is the one of Tibetan nomads simply for the sheer hardships that the people face To complement the exhibition Friends of Tibet INDIA an Indo Tibet friendship organisation has brought a festival of Tibetan films to the city These include Kundun a Martin Scorsese film on the true story of the Dalai Lama and his daring struggle to lead his people at the time of intense social upheavel Tibet in India and The Knowledge Of Healing are a couple of documentary

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  • A Tryst With Tibet | Media on FoT ~ Friends of Tibet (INDIA)
    suffering as vividly picturised by Bell were given an eloquent expression by the famous British photographer Diane Barker which will be on show at NCPA s Piramal Gallery starting from August 18 Entitled Free Spirits Tibet In Exile her exhibition will provide more than a glimpse of the community in exile Her frames have captured the resilience humour and the faith that the community has gathered around the godly figure of the Dalai Lama Having developed an uncommon but a strong relationship with the refugees in Nepal and India Barker has her passion flowing for them I feel compelled by the Tibetans and love them she says She has been to India every year since 1992 and stayed here for five to six months each time Barker is remotely connected to India but admits that she is drawn to India for unknown reasons Her grandma was a nurse on the P O liner Viceroy of India and her mother had an interest in the country Born in 1952 this British artist cum photographer has held may solo exhibitions in the US and the NCPA show is going to be her debut exhibition in India Barker who has travelled extensively in India Pakistan Nepal Australia and America currently lives and works in Worcestershire In Tibet where Chinese immigrants outnumber the natives today more than 6000 ancient monasteries and temples have been reduced to rubble The mediveal and mysterious Tibet of myth and legend is on the verge of dying And that is when Barker s images turn priceless Barker is extremely vocal when she talks about the Dalai Lama the spiritual leader of Tibetans and a dethroned king who has taken political asylum in India He is terribly powerful and he always renders to me completely speechless I get so nervous

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  • Tibetan Frames | Media on FoT ~ Friends of Tibet (INDIA)
    Piramal Galery National Centre for Performing Arts NCPA at Nariman Point and ends on August 28 Barker s photographs capture the moments she has spent with the Tibetans in Dharamsala and Nepal Monks busy making a sand Mandala religious ceremonies where some young girls pay attention while others get up to mischief prayer wheels Tibetan nomads all feature in her colourful photographhs She has also captured a hunger strike that Tibetans held in Delhi earlier this year Barker s involvement with the Tibetans can be said to have been written in her destiny In the city for the first time for her in India Barker says I read Dalai Lama s autobiography My Land and My People and was touched I am interested in the Tibetan culture and concerned about their cause The Tibetans are so threatened in their own land it is very sad Barker has been visiting India for a few months every year since 1992 Her association with Tibetans began since the time she spent with a small group of refugees in Sikkim in 1992 She was inspired to begin documenting the Tibetans in exile Since then her pictures have appeared in many magazines and books She has spent a lot of time travelling and trying to understand their culture but she modestly claims that she knows little However through her photographs one gets a peek at the life of the monks the gustures during religious ceremonies the monasteries and so on Barker s interaction with the Dalai Lama was brief This exhibition includes an image of him meditating Speaking of her interaction with him Barker says I was awe struck by him He exudes an extraordinary aura Besides the exhibition of photographs a film festival for the members of NCPA has been organised with the help

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  • Soaring Spirits In Exile | Media on FoT ~ Friends of Tibet (INDIA)
    47 year old Barker s images do not make an overt political statement but show the resilience and hope of the Tibetan people and their spiritual leader Dalai Lama It is I guess soft politics My pictures sort of tell the people look at this incredible people and make them think about it says Barker who was a professional watercolour painter before she took to photography Painting is very introverted I led a lively inner life while I did painting for about 13 14 years I was feeling incredibly lonely Initially I was incredibly shy putting camera in front of people s faces she adds in her very British accent Barker s images exude a beatiful sense of composition and a beautiful and an innate feeling for colour and light Notable among the images is a portrait of the Dalai Lama a candid photograph of two young nuns drying up their maroon cloths the Tibetan ritual of Kalachakra Mandala Grown up on Kipling s Jungle Book Barker s fascination for India grew through pictures on a postcard album of her grandmother who visited India in 1930s It was like finding a part of myself a soulmate she says In 92

    Original URL path: http://friendsoftibet.org/mediaonfot/19990817.html (2016-04-25)
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  • Festival Of Films On Tibet Next Week | Media on FoT ~ Friends of Tibet (INDIA)
    The film festival which opens at the Little Theatre on August 18 has four films including Martin Scorsese s internationally acclaimed Kundun based on the life of the Dalai Lama Kundun which literally means presence traces the story of Tenzin Gyatso the XIV Dalai Lama of Tibet from his divine recognition as a two and a half year old child to the day when Tibet was invaded by the Chinese Red Army in 1959 forcing him to live in exile in Dharamsala The film charts the extraordinary growth of Dalai Lama from a giggling child into a world leader who raised the global consciousness about the Buddhist society and the plight of Tibet and its people The film has an evocative music score by Philip Glass Scorsese who has films like Taxi Driver Raging Bull Good Fellas to his credit was forced to film in Morocco after the Chinese authorities refused him permission to enter Tibet The package includes two documentaries and a feature film The 110 minute documentary Tibet In India was shot during the inauguration of the new main monastery of the Drekung Kargu School of Tibetan Buddhism near Derah Dun The film includes some rare lama dances and historical footage The 120 minute The Knowledge Of Healing directed by Franz Reichle deals with Tibetan medicine Also included is Jean Jacques Annaud s feature film Seven Years In Tibet which traces the adventurous escape of a prisoner of war from a POW camp in India and his journey into Tibet and subsequent friendship with the Dalai Lama Based on a book by Heinrich Harrer the film features Hollywood hearthrob Brad Pitt in the lead role Simultaneously with the film festival a photo exhibition titled Free Spirits Tibet In Exile by British photojournalist Diane Barker will open at the

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  • They Are The Friends Of Tibet | Media on FoT ~ Friends of Tibet (INDIA)
    political prisoners ex army chiefs and Dalai Lama s close confidantes His interviews of illegal refugees from across the mountains showcased their tortures at the hands of the Chinese police in blood chilling frames and offered ample glimpses of tears and toil and pain Back in Bombay Das began a movement called Friends of Tibet INDIA inspired by his experience with the exiles Started as an e mail club with the aim of providing news from the captured land and various Tibetan settlements in the country it now has hundreds of members from the world over and is growing with every passing day We want to inform people about the unique cultural and religious identity of the Tibetan people and to work to preserve that identity and assure the survival and human rights of the Tibetans says Das The Friends of Tibet INDIA and Tibetan Youth Congress TYC have now joined hands to organise a week long Tibetan festival in early 2000 in Bombay We are planning a film festival camps seminars music concerts talks by religious and political leaders from Tibet all over India including Dharamsala The festival of Tibet in Bombay will flag off the organisation s programmes in the rest of the country he adds The highlight of the festival is a panorama of Tibetan centric documentaries and and feature films that are adored as classics The three feature films likely to be screened are Little Buddha by Bernardo Bertilucci Kundun Martin Scorcese and Seven Years In Tibet a film based on Henrich Harrer novel A number of documentaries have already been lined up including Why Are We Silent Garthwait Griffin The Shadow Circus CIA in Tibet Tibet My Country Escape From Tibet and The Tibetan Book Of The Dead I II Several renowned writers journalists painters

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  • "Friends of Tibet Foundation for the Wellbeing" | Vision Wellbeing
    popularly believed that Tibetan Medical System is essentially a teaching of Buddha himself as part of the ways to liberate the human beings from the vicious cycle of suffering Disease or imbalance is diagnosed mainly through pulse analysis urinalysis and healthy interrogation and understanding of one s dietary and life style factors Herbo mineral formulations in the form of pills powders decoctions etc and several supplementary therapies are used to treat illness Proper diet and lifestyle changes along with healthy mental attitude will be strongly emphasised The Tibetan medical system is based upon a synthesis of Ayurveda Unani Greek indigenous Tibetan and Chinese medical systems The Tibetan medical system is practiced in Tibet India Nepal Bhutan Siberia China and Mongolia and more recently in parts of Europe and North America The Tibetan medical system embraces the traditional Buddhist belief that all illness ultimately results from the Three Poisons of the mind Ignorance Attachment and Aversion Therefore the mind body and spirit play very crucial role in understanding and the treatment of diseases as a whole Buddhist philosophy states that everything in the universe is in a constant state of flux that all phenomenon are characterised by impermanence and that the only permanent feature is impermanence itself As Buddha said No matter whether perfect beings arise or not it remains a fact and a hard necessity of existence that all creations are transitory It is this impermanence that causes each and every being to suffer at one stage or another Suffering is thus not accidental but springs from a specific cause whether from this life or a previous life Only through proper learning and the genuine practice of Dharma one can liberate from the vicious cycle of suffering The Tibetan medicines use purely natural herbal recipe that goes down to treat the root of the problem These medicines are very safe as they are prepared without adulteration and known to have no side effects In addition to many common ailments Tibetan Medicines also offers very effective treatment in controlling and even curing major diseases like Asthma Diabetes Hypertension General Cardio Vascular problems Nervous Disorders Gynecological problems Gastro Intestinal Disorders Chronic Cols and Allergic problems Psychosomatic problems etc The medicines also help in controlling primary cancer cases Besides medicines accessory therapies such as Golden Needle Therapy Moxa bustion and Bronze Cupping are being given to support the healing system Download History of Tibetan Medical System PDF English Malayalam Dr Dorjee Rapten Neshar on Cancer PDF English Future Medicine June 2013 on Wellbeing PDF English Dr Joseph E Thomas on Meditation As Cure PDF Malayalam Interview with Swami Nirmalandagiri PDF Malayalam Wellbeing Tibetan Medical Camp FAQ PDF English Wellbeing Tibetan Medical Camp Registration Form PDF English Hear History of Tibetan Medical System MP3 About Doctors Dr Dorjee Rapten Neshar of Men Tsee Khang does a pulse diagnosis with a patient during the 6th Traditional Tibetan Medical Camp conducted jointly by Friends of Tibet and Men Tsee Khang at Ashirbhavan Ernakulam from February 17

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  • "Friends of Tibet Foundation for the Wellbeing" | Registration
    for the camp is situated at Sylviander Land Chettikad Beach Road Pathirappally PO Alappuzha Kerala India See Google Maps for directions The 50th Wellbeing Tibetan Medical Camp will be held at Centre for Social Political Art CSPA Alappuzha from May 4 6 2016 Wed Fri Registration begins on Wed April 27 2016 Please note that it is necessary to register your name to participate in the Wellbeing camp Registered Participants are requested to SMS their Registration Number Starting with WB and Preferred Date to 9400354354 You may also fax 011 47615142 or email wellbeing friendsoftibet org your requirements to us Online registration can be done by filling up the necessary details in the Online Registration Form NEW REGISTRATIONS Appointments with Tibetan Doctors are granted only after doctors go through the brief medical summery history and the reason and the urgency for your visit To schedule an appointment with a Tibetan Doctor fill up the form online and submit You may also download the Wellbeing Registration Form and send the duly filled form back to us by fax 91 11 47615142 or by email wellbeing friendsoftibet org Complete the work in advance to confirm your appointment Download Wellbeing Registration Form Loading

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