Dharamshala: A Summit on ‘Fostering Universal Ethics and Compassion’ under the guidance of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama is underway at Vaikunth Lounge, Dharamshala.
The Summit, co-hosted by Tibet Museum and Office of Tibet based in Washington DC, kicked off on 29 October after receiving blessings from His Holiness the Dalai Lama in the morning.
Around 35 Museum Directors/CEOs/Educators from across the US and Germany have expressed their deep interest and has signed up to take part in discussions pertaining to the promotion of secular ethics through the museums in the United States. The delegation arrived at Dharamshala on 28 October. Six staff members of Tibet Museum are participating in the event as well.
“This Summit initiative is inspired by His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s call for a universal secular ethics and is in keeping with his vision and advice that the delegates have gathered to deliberate on how to foster universal ethics and basic human compassion through works of museum,” said Representative Ngodup Tsering, Office of Tibet, Washington DC, who’s co-hosting the event.
Director of Tibet Museum, Tashi Phuntsok said: “We believe that this museum summit could open up great opportunities for future collaborations with Museums in our collaborative effort to further strengthen the message of compassion.”
The first day of the summit began with a tour of the Tibet museum followed by Dialogue Practices and various presentations brought forward by the participants of the summit.
The seminar aiming at nurturing and stimulating future collaborations between the Tibet Museum and their projects, concludes on 31 October.