Sao Paulo—On the afternoon of June 6, Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Latin American region, Tsewang Phuntso, gave a presentation on Tibet and its culture at the Anhembi Morumbi University, one of the prestigious private university, located in Sao Paulo city.
In his presentation, which was attended by over 50 graduate and undergraduate students of the university, Tsewang Phuntso initially familiarized the audience with the slideshow highlighting topography of the Tibetan plateau and its distinct features and the role it plays in influencing the global climate and in providing water resources to billions of people in South and South-East Asia.
Despite the sharp difference in altitude, he also compared some of the features of the topography of the Tibetan plateau with that of South America which also has a wide expanse of grassland like that of the north-eastern part of the Tibetan plateau.
Before speaking on the core of his presentation—Tibetan culture and its relevance to the contemporary society—Tsewang briefly touched on the overview of the Tibetan civilization.
With the Tibetan culture, which is very much premised in the culture of compassion, the culture of non-violence and the culture of peace, Tsewang explained that the Tibetan culture has potential to make significant contribution to face the some of the challenges faced in the contemporary society.
Tsewang also briefed the audience about the vision and life-long commitments of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people, and also efforts His Holiness has been making in bringing back the human values and compassion-based ethics in the educational curriculums.
Tsewang was deeply moved by the enthusiasm and interest shown by the audience of the young students and attended questions from the audience after the presentation.
The presentation was facilitated by Prof. Raquel Luna Antonio and Prof. Caio Fábio Schlechta Portella as a curtain raiser from collaboration between Anhembi Morumbi University and Tibet House Brasil.
Ten years ago, Prof. Raquel Luna Antonio, in fact, spent nearly a year in Dharamsala, India doing a research at the Men-Tsee-Khang (Tibetan Medical and Astroscience Institute) and her research findings were published in a scientific journal later.
– Report filed by Tibet House, Brasil –