BRISBANE: Kalon Pema Chhinjor of the Department of Religion and Culture, who is a visit to Australia from 6 – 13 March, met members of the Tibetan community in Australia.
Kalon Pema Chhinjor was received at the Brisbane airport by Mr Ngodup Gyaltsen, secretary at the Office of Tibet, and Mr Tsering Wangchuk, president of the Queensland Tibetan Association, on 6 March.
Kalon Pema Chhinjor began his visit on the same with a visit to Chenresigwang Tibetan Buddhist Institute.
Later in the evening, he addressed members of the Tibetan community about the issue of Tibet, particularly the current situation in Tibet. He spoke about how Tibetans inside Tibet sacrifice their precious lives for the cause of Tibet. He called on Tibetans living in the free world to strengthen their efforts to make the international community aware of the aspirations of Tibetans inside Tibet. He also urged them to maintain unity and harmony among the community.
Kalon Pema Chhinjor briefed about the efforts made by the Central Tibetan Administration to resolve the issue of Tibet through the Middle-Way policy.
Yesterday, he visited including Dolkar Tibetan Buddhist Institute and plans to visit various other Buddhist learning centres, speak to Tibetan community and address the 54th Tibetan National Uprising Day in Melbourne before he heads to Canberra on 11 March.