Tibet House Announces 10th Tibet and Himalayan Festival in Paris [Saturday, 4 September 2010, 2:12 p.m.]
Join and experience the rich cultural heritage of Tibet and the Himalayan region at the upcoming festival in ParisDharamshala: Tibet House will be organising the 10th Tibet and Himalayan Festival in the French capital on 11th and 12th September 2010. It will be held during a week end at a well known public park in the eastern Paris – Pagode du Bois de Vincennes.The festival showcase the rich culture and traditions of the people of Tibet and the Himalayan regions. It is expected to attract 6,000 participants.The festival offers an opportunity for an exposition and sale of handicrafts and ethnic articles of the Himalayan regions, of religious centres and related organisations. Venerable Sogyal Rinpoche will give a talk on spiritual advice for world peace whereas Mr. Claude Arpi will speak on the environment of the Himalayan region and the issues of rivers originating from the Tibetan plateau. Sand Mandala construction by the monks of the Drepung Monastery and a premier of the documentary film on the Making of the Tintin in Tibet will also be presented.The festival showcase a special evening concert dedicated to Tibet on Saturday 11th September. The artists are Mr Raghunath Manet, an Indian classical dancer and musician, Mr Narendra Bataju, a Nepalese classical musician and the Tibetan singers and musicians, Tenzin Gonpo and Techung. Well known French actress Veronique Jannot has accepted to be a patron of the festival and will be reading a French translation of a set of Buddhist prayers.