Tibet’s Week at Joseph’s College Aarschot in Belgium
Saturday, 29 April 2006, 4:00 PM
Brussels: St. Joseph’s College in Aarschot organised a weeklong educational programme to create awareness on Tibet to its 900 strong students. The photo exhibition “A Long Look Homeward” of the Dharamsala-based Tibet Museum was shown along with a part of their own photo exhibition prepared at the initiative of the students.
The programme included different workshops: designing prayer flags, mounting a photo exhibition if the 1st to 14th Dalai Lamas, Tibetan food cooking, Tibetan yoga and meditation practices. During the week, Martin Scorsese’s movie “Kundun”, Ulrike Koch’s “The Salt men of Tibet” and Ludovic Segarra’s “Tibet, a history of tragedy” were screened.
Lama Karta, Spiritual Director of Yeunten Ling Buddhist centre, gave two lectures on the Tibetan Buddhism and gave an introductory instruction on meditation.
This afternoon, the week long programmes concluded by two lectures on the current situation of Tibet given by Ms. Tenzin Wangmo Dunchu, Coordinator, Bureau du Tibet, and highlighted in her talks the 17th Birthday Anniversary of the stolen child, the 11th Panchen Lama.
Mr. Patrick Dewachter, teacher at the college, confirmed the keen interest shown by the students on Tibetan culture, particularly, the Buddhist philosophy with many who expressed concern over the life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the future destiny of the Tibetan people.
Mr. Dewachter also expressed satisfaction for providing this rare opportunity of introducing Tibet to the college’s students. This is more welcome it came as a part of the preparation for His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s upcoming June 2006 visit to Belgium.
Report submitted by Bureau du Tibet, Brussels.
(www.tibet.net is the official website of the Central Tibetan Administration.)