Upcoming Events

Freedom of Religion or Belief & Human Rights: Vietnamese and Tibetan Buddhism under threat

WHEN: Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 9:00am-12:00pm
WHERE: Government Printing Office (GPO) Building – Washington, DC

The Conference will feature panel discussions on “Religious Freedom and American Foreign Policy”, and “Strategies to Promote Freedom of Religion or Belief in Closed Societies: The Cases of Vietnamese and Tibetan Buddhists”. These sessions will explore freedom of religion or belief (FoRB) in many aspects: the importance of a proactive FoRB component in US foreign policy; transatlantic and international cooperation in advancing FoRB; violations of FoRB and trade considerations; initiatives to support prisoners of conscience; FoRB and democracy; the role of Buddhism in promoting a civic culture of human rights, dignity and diversity in Vietnamese and Tibetan communities, and beyond.

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Past Events

Film Screening: KaLaChaKra The Enlightenment

WHEN: Sunday, April 29, 2018, 9:30am
WHERE: Bow Tie Criterion Cinemas – Greenwich, CT

Immersed in the colorful and vibrant setting of Dharamsala (India), four individuals–from very different backgrounds–approach the transformational power of the Kalachakra initiation. Led by the Dalai Lama for peace in the world and followed by millions, Kalachakra is the most sacred teaching in Tibetan buddhism. There are seven days of preparation rituals during which the monks make the mandala and release the positive energy into the everyday world. Kalachakra means “wheel of time.” During this ritual–rarely seen on film–one enters an ancient and unknown dimension, where death meets life, and changes you forever.

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Film Screening: Voices of the Stone

WHEN: Monday, April 2, 2018, 7:00pm
WHERE: ICT – Washington, DC
Event is free and open to the public; venue is not wheelchair accessible

This film focuses on the mining industry in Central Tibet. Voices of the Stone (Rdo yis kha grags pa) follows two entrepreneurs as they attempt to enter the mining market, and the various paths and choices they face. The film is set against the vast and majestic landscape of northern Tibet—its fauna, its herdsmen, their customs and the struggle for survival; the pilgrims and the small anecdotes of daily life—these are shown in slow motion as one of planet Earth’s ultimate primeval environments.

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Book Event: Highpointing for Tibet

WHEN: Thursday, October 12, 2017, 5:00pm
WHERE: ICT – Washington, DC
Event is free and open to the public; venue is not wheelchair accessible

Highpointing for Tibet chronicles John Jancik’s journey across the United States to mountains such as Mount Whitney, Mount Rainier, Granite Peak, Mount Katahdin, and beyond the U.S. borders to Ecuador, Norway, Sweden, Japan, Australia, Spain, and more as Team HighPoint chases adventure in support of The Rowell Fund for Tibet. Please join us for a conversation with John Jancik and John Ackerly, former ICT President and founding member of the Rowell Fund for Tibet, an organization that gives small grants to Tibetans who are working to promote their culture and environment in the arenas of environmental conservation, photography, humanitarian issues, journalism/literature, and women’s projects.
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A Book Reading and Discussion with Author Tsering Wangmo Dhompa

WHEN: Thursday, October 12, 2017, 5:00pm
WHERE: ICT – Washington, DC
Event is free and open to the public; venue is not wheelchair accessible

Join ICT for a special opportunity to view a traveling exhibition on the Concept and Practice of Traditional Tibetan Medicine and Astrology. Meet with our visitors from the Tibetan Medical and Astro Institute in Dharamsala, India, including Mrs. Tsering Choezom, Senior Tibetan Astro-Science Practioner, and Dr. (Mrs) Tenzin Choying, Tibetan Medical Doctor.
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A Book Reading and Discussion with Author Tsering Wangmo Dhompa

Coming Home to TibetWHEN: Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 5:30pm
WHERE: ICT – Washington, DC
Event is free and open to the public; venue is not wheelchair accessible

Coming Home to Tibet: A memoir of Love, Loss, and Belonging In this beautifully written memoir, a daughter travels to her mother’s Tibetan homeland and finds both her own deep connections to her heritage and a people trying to maintain its cultural integrity despite Chinese occupation.
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