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  • Breaking Silence: In Support of Tibet
    book contains articles poems paintings essays and cartoons by people who make a difference Some of them are Adil Jussawala Dawa Norbu RK Laxman Mario Miranda Lhasang Tsering Ranjit Hoskote Dom Moraes Rajmohan Gandhi Meher Pestonji Jetsun Pema Vijay Kranti Thubten Samphel Atul Dodiya Anju Dodiya CP Surendran Sunday Observer on Breaking Silence P astische is a word I dislike There s too much uncertainity in it But what else can focus the delight and anguish of a people Such a celebration demands not only a multi voiced narrative but multiplicity of expression as well This book richly tapestried with poem anecdote essays and history is like a small prayer rug in a stray patch of sunshine To open it is to invite contemplation I read through it with a mixture of fear and shame and the dread of losing what little liberty our own nation offers its citizens Of the book itself these remain with me a mountainscape by Prabuddha Das Gupta the Dalai Lama as seen by a very young very callow Dom Moraes the fearsome testimony of Jampa Phuntsok the whiteness of Buchenwald in Dilip Chitre s poem A Whole Country Might Be Erased But these are

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  • The Cup
    has a decidedly unmonastic obsession with football As the final fast approaches the rest of the monastery is swept along with one problem with no TV how will the monks be able to watch the match This touching story tackles the issue of winning and losing life in exile and the impact of the modern world on a highly traditional life style Written and directed by Lama Khyentse Norbu the

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  • Kundun: March 13, 2000
    from a giggling child of two and a half years into a figure who raises the world s consciousness about the Buddhist society of the plight of Tibet and the suffering endured by his people after the result of the Chinsese invasion of his country A still from Kundun Filmed in Morocco Kundun is a moving experience for everyone and viewers come away with a sense of sadness and loss

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  • The Tibetan Book Of The Dead
    a recently deceased Ladhaki elder It includes an interview with His Holiness XIV Dalai Lama who shares his own views on the book s meaning and importance The Tibetan Book Of The Dead Part II presents a vividly detailed account of the contents of the Book of the Dead and of the traditional Buddhist teachings on compassion and the search of truth which are its foundations The film observes an

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  • Shadow Circus: CIA In Tibet: March 13, 2000
    history With unique archival footage and exclusive interviews with former resistance fighters and CIA operations it is a tale that is both heroic and tragic full of sad ironies and unexpected twists that overturns all preconceptions about both Tibet and the CIA Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam were inspired to make this film because of Tenzing Sonam s father the late Lhamo Tsering a key resistance figure was also the

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  • Five Candles: Festival of Tibet 2000, Bombay
    Wales Museum of Western India as a part of the six day Festival of Tibet 2000 The five exhibitions were Free Spirits by Diane Barker United Kingdom Inside Tibet Holy Holy by Suresh Natarajan India Beyond Shangri La by Lobsang Wangyal Tibetan in exile and Tibet Reborn by Vijay Kranti India Diane Barker with HH Dalai Lama The photography exhibition was followed by Inside Tibet a photo essay and presentation

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  • Melting Boundaries: March 16, 2000
    of Tibet by Chinese Communists in 1949 Nawang and his family escaped to India There he studied meditation and Buddhist philosophy a path he followed as a monk for eleven years four of them as hermit In 1986 he emigrated to Australia where he first performed and his albums achieved best seller status Nawang is best known for his collaboration with Kitaro including a world performance on Kitaro s Grammy

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  • Re-Working The World: Buddhism And The Present: March 17, 2000
    led by Prof Samdhong Rinpoche Prof Prabodh Parikh and Ranjit Hoskote was held on March 17 2000 during the Festival of Tibet 2000 organised jointly by Friends of Tibet India and Tibetan Youth Congress The seminar was attended by scholars and intellectuals from all over the world including Sulak Sivaraksa Lokmitra MP Rege Acharya Nyima Anand Wood Dilip Chitre Sudhir Patwardhan Prof Kulkarni Adil Jussawala Re Working the World Re

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