The 3-day programme will feature Indian and Tibetan artists, including Suresh Jayaram, Tenzin Tsundue, Shantamani M, and Mamata Sagar.
A group of monks from the Dzonga Choede monastery, Hunsur, will create the sand mandala of Avalokiteshwara, the Buddha of Compassion.
Patara is a Bangalore-based group that has actively engaged in promoting books via storytelling.
This collaborative project aims to make visible the community and their struggle. It will be curated as a participatory project.
Dates: 26 -28 June, 2009
Time: 11am – 7pm
Venue: 1Shanthiroad Studio/Gallery
No.1, Shanthi Road, Shanthi Nagar,
Bangalore – 560027
6:30 pm: Inauguration of “50 years of Hope”
7:00 pm: Release of two books for children by Lama Mani Books.
(Lama Mani Books is a new publishing wing of Think Tibet and is bringing out their first two titles on life in exile – Dorje’s Holiday at the Genso Khang and Dolma Visits the City.)
4.00pm: Screening of “Murder in the Snow” film screening followed by a discussion on human rights
4.30pm: A story sessions for children by a Bangalore-based group, Patara.
6.30pm – Poetry reading by Tenzin Tsundue (English) and Mamata Sagar (Kannada)
5.00pm: A brief discourse on Buddhism followed by the sweeping of sand mandala
6.00pm: Concert of Tibetan folk and contemporary music by various artists.