Taiwan: To honour the 31st anniversary of Nobel Peace Prize conferment on His Holiness the Dalai Lama and to celebrate the gratitude year, a week-long exhibition on Tibet was held at Hsuan Chuang University in Taiwan.
In his address, President Shao Chi Chien PhD. Professor and the Chief Guest of the event said that the exhibition had an ‘eye-opening effect’ on his knowledge about Tibet.
Representative Dawa Tsering spoke on the principal commitments of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, in particular, the first two commitments.
Tenzin Namdak, President of Taiwan Tibetan Welfare Association thanked the university faculty for providing the venue and supporting the event.
Ven. Shih Chao Hwei, administrator of the recently introduced Tibetan Buddhism Research Center of Hsuan Chuang University said that she takes great inspiration from Tibetan Buddhism and the Tibetan people for its non-violent approach despite the tremendous suffering faced by them.
The main objective behind hosting the exhibition was to educate the people of Taiwan, in particular, the youth about Tibet, Tibetan Buddhism, culture, and traditions.
Various autobiographies and books by His Holiness the Dalai Lama were displayed and monks of Taipei Gyuto Buddhism Center showcased mandala offering and various other rituals of Tibetan Buddhism.
Students who participated in the exhibition were given special grace marks as part of the academic curriculum.
The week-long exhibition was co-organised by the Taiwan Office of Tibet, Tibetan Buddhism Research Center of Hsuan Chuang University, and Taiwan Tibetan Welfare Association. Taipei Gyuto Buddhism Center, The Society of Lab Sum Buddhist College, and Phurba Arts facilitated the event.
-Filed by OOT, Taiwan