Dharamshala: The Tibet Museum of the Department of Information and International Relations opened a temporary photography exhibition titled “Sacred Path” by Jon Kolkin earlier this morning.
The Exhibition was inaugurated by Kalon Norzin Dolma of the Department of Information and International Relations, and attended by Mexican Parliamentarian Salvador Caro Cabrera, Additional Secretary of Information, Namgyal Tsewang and Tibet Museum Director Tenzin Topdhen.
Jon Kolkin described his exhibition as capturing the questions of how to lead a better life. “I am trying to find synergies between my different backgrounds and my different passions in order to hopefully in some small way to promote compassion.” He shared that the motivation behind the exhibition is in part due to the request of His Holiness the Dalai Lama who had asked him if he would be supportive of promoting compassion worldwide during an audience in 2017.
“This particular exhibition is part of that quest through our foundation, Shades of Compassion to help communicate some of the universal strategies that we can all use to live a more balanced, happier and more compassionate life,” he said.
Jon Kolkin, M.D., has balanced his career as a photographer with his career as a physician for decades. In his role as a physician, he has twenty years of experience as an international medical volunteer. In his role as a photographer, he focuses on projects that convey concepts central to living a healthier, less stressful and more balanced life.