18/05/2012

WHAT about: The future by Thubten Wangchen

‘Young people are the future’.

Born in 1954 in Tibet, at age of five had to leave their country because of the Chinese invasion. Shortly after, thanks to the auspices of the Dalai Lama and the Indian government, joined a school for Tibetan refugees in Dalhousie, India, where he studied his own language, culture, history, art and Buddhist philosophy and English and Hindi. At sixteen he joined the Namgyal Monastery, the Dalai Lama’s private monastery in Dharamsala, where he spent 11 years studying Buddhist doctrine. He was director of Lama Project, a project to compile and video recording of the traditions and teachings preserved by the elderly lamas, to ensure continuity. After years of intense cultural exchange with the West, in 1994 created the Tibet House in Barcelona with the aim of spreading Tibetan culture, which is also the director.