In keeping with the spirit of humanism of the late Václav Havel and to celebrate his friendship with the former Tibetan leader, let us invite you to an exhibition commemorating the life and beliefs of His Holiness the XIV Tibetan Dalai Lama. It is a set of photographs and short informational texts (in Tibetan, Hindi, Czech and English) that were compiled under the direct supervision of the Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama (OHHDL) in Dharamshala, and lent to representatives of the Linhart Foundation to be presented for the first time ever in the Czech Republic and elsewhere Europe. The exhibition is presented in its full original volume, sectioned by topic documenting His Holiness’ childhood and early years still back in Tibet, the escape into Indian exile, meetings with Indian dignitaries and other world leaders, the various awards that His Holiness received, or a set of panels elaborating the three commitments that he pledged to fulfill.
On 14. of October the ceremonial opening of the exhibition will take place with rich accompanying program including documentary screenings authored by Viliam Poltikovic, commemorative readings about Vaclav Havel, and will end with an open discussion. Visiting from Dharamshala, India especially to be present at the exhibition’s opening will be the Tibet Museum’s director, Mr. Tashi Phuntsok.
The open discussion will focus on a topic directly drawing on the strongest and also most urgent ideas of His Holiness himself. This shall be an open discussion between a Tibetan monk, geshe Yeshi Gawa, and members of the general public. The topic of secular ethics has been the cause of great concern to buddhists and other thinkers around the world; it is also our conviction that it ought to be far more presented, debated and exposed for any change to become possible towards a viable future world.
Modesty and Consumption. Dialogue and Conflict. Economy and Ecology.
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