The 3-day programme will feature Indian and Tibetan artists, including Suresh Jayaram, Tenzin Tsundue, Shantamani M, and Mamata Sagar.

Other participants:

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

Entry: Free


26th June,

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.)

27th June,

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)

28th June,

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.