Friday, 24th January
6:00 pm – 9:30pm
Crystal Castle, Lotus Cafe
An intimate evening with Kalon Dicki Chhoyang,
Foreign Minister of the Tibetan Government in exile
Dinner and Discussion
Fundraiser for the Tibetan Children’s Village, Dharamsala
'A child without education is like a bird without wings.' - Tibetan proverb
Crystal Castle is honoured to bring to Australia, Kalon Dicki Chhoyang, Foreign Minister of the Tibetan government in exile. Her long awaited and first visit to Australia includes her attendance at the Festival of Tibet 22-26 January, 2014 in Brisbane, her visits to the exiled Tibetan communities around Australia, and this special Fundraising Dinner for the Tibetan Children’s Village taking place on Friday, 24th January here at the Crystal Castle.
We invite you to join us for this intimate fundraising dinner and revealing discussion about the need for continuing global dialogue, the quest for a resolution to the ongoing occupation of Tibet, and the changing role of women in Tibetan society. Participation in the Q&A is welcome so feel free to bring any questions you may have.
We are delighted to also have Mr. Sonam Dagpo, Australian Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, attending this special evening.
When: Friday, 24th January, 2014
Where: Crystal Castle, Lotus Café, 81 Monet Drive, Mullumbimby
Time: 6:00pm for 6:30 Dinner (2-course Vegetarian), 7:15 – 8:45 conversation and Q&A
30 tickets have been reserved for Crystal Castle Annual Community passholders at the special price of $50
A fundraiser for the Tibetan Children’s Village
Following dessert, our host, Naren King, will moderate the conversation with Kalon Dicki Chhoyang.
About Kalon Dicki Chhoyang:
For over four decades, first as an activist and then as Foreign Minister, Dicki Chhoyang has worked tirelessly to amplify the voices of Tibet on the global stage. Kalon Dicki Chhoyang will also speak about her position as a role model for young Tibetan women who wish to participate in public and political affairs, spheres which until relatively recently were the domain of laymen and monks.
Dicki Chhoyang was born in India and grew up in Montreal, Canada. Over the past two decades, she has travelled and worked throughout Asia, Europe and North America. Her first language is Tibetan, and she is also fluent in English, French and has a working knowledge of Mandarin. She is featured in the 1991 Canadian documentary on Tibet called A Song for Tibet.
About Tibetan Children’s Village:
Tibetan Children's Village, founded forty-nine years ago, is a thriving, integrated educational community for destitute Tibetan children in exile, as well as for hundreds of those escaping from Tibet every year. It has established branches in India extending from Ladakh in the North to Bylakuppe in the South, with over 16,726 children under its care. Its main focus is providing the children under its care with the necessary resources and opportunities to develop their abilities to the fullest. As has been highlighted by His Holiness the Dalai Lama in his message on their 35th Anniversary; "the future direction of our programme will be in the field of further education in specialised studies to meet the human resource needs of the community during our period in exile and more importantly when the time comes for us to go back to our homeland..."