Tokyo: Representative Dr Arya Tsewang Gyalpo of Office of Tibet inaugurated the new website of Tashi Delek Restaurant in Tokyo this evening. The opening and the small gathering came after extended restrictions due to the Coronavirus pandemic in the city. The event scheduled a talk show, dinners, and songs.
Dr Arya briefly introduced the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) and the work that the Liaison Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama is doing. Then, he talked about the importance of human value, one of the four missions of His Holiness, and explained Social, Emotional, and Ethical (SEE) learning. The Representative also talked about the similarity between Japanese and Tibetan society regarding thinking and moral principles. Lastly, he thanked the Japanese public for their support and the volunteers for their continued help.
Ven. Ono Jokan of Fugen ji Temple and Ven. Midorikawa Miyosei talked about how they came in contact with the Tibetan community and how Buddhism inspired their life. Mr Horishita Takeshi spoke about his association with the Tashi Delek restaurant and how Buddhism as a philosophy is helping many emotionally stressed people come out more positive.
Later, Mr Lobsang, the restaurant owner, and three Japanese presented Tibetan songs with dranyen, Tibetan lute. Due to Coronavirus pandemic restrictions, attendance in the restaurant was restricted to 20 people, with four people on each table with proper masks. It was a non-alcoholic event and was broadcast live on Facebook.
-Report filed the Office of Tibet, Japan