Festival of Tibet sets to create a spiritual atmosphere of cultural learning and unique hands-on experiences, where one will benefit from a first-hand, intimate experience of the Tibetan culture, through a variety of mediums.
The Festival, sponsored by Perfect Potion, will take place at Brisbane Powerhouse from February 1-5, 9 am - 9 pm daily, in order to raise funds for the Tibetan Children's Villages in India.
The line-up features Tibet2Timbuk2, a popular Tibetan music group, Geshe Jamyang, a Buddhist psychologist, the Tashi Lhunpo Monks of Tibet, and well known Tibetan artists and healers. In addition, there will be a performance of "Mystical Tibet" by the Camerta of St. John's choir from Brisbane and Salvatore Battaglia, the owner and founder of Perfect Potion, will conduct an informative panel discussion with a Tibetan doctor and qualified aromatherapist on "Remedies for Happiness".
Workshops will be conducted on mandala art, chakra healing, Tibetan healing, calligraphy, ritual dance and hand mudras along with a Morning Mantra Meditation class with Tibetan monks.
The festival guarantees a myriad of activities and entertainment for everyone.
Buddhist psychologist Geshe Jamyang will impart wisdom on the art of happiness in a public talk titled "Compassionate Mind: Path to Happiness".
One will be inspired by an intimate glimpse into the experiences of a young Tibetan family struggling to reconcile their traditional way of life with a modernising world n the feature film 'Summer Pasture', which will screen on the opening night.
Festival creator Tenzin Choegyal has said the event is designed to celebrate Tibetan culture, whilst considering and discussing important issues being faced by the Tibetan people.
"The festival is not only entertaining and educational it is a great cause as proceeds from the event go towards the Tibetan Children's Village in India, which is a non-profit institution for the care and education of orphaned and destitute Tibetan children in exile," Mr Choegyal said.
"With an extra two days for this year's festival we have been able to add some more special workshops and events which are sure to cater for everyone".
Perfect Potion's managing director Sal Battaglia said sponsoring the Festival of Tibet was a wonderful opportunity as Perfect Potion supports the efforts of Tenzin Choegyal to create awareness of the unique Tibetan culture and discuss current trends and issues.