Happy 80th Birthday to the Dalai Lama
An extraordinary human being is celebrating his 80th birthday this year. Festivities in his honor have been happening worldwide for several months. To share the love and inspiration, our My Tibet 2016 wall calendar includes an 8" x 10" commemorative photograph of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama by Galen Rowell.
One spring day in 1989, a simple slide show was shown in the foothills of the Himalayas at the residence of His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama. Adventure photographer Galen Rowell had the idea to pair HH the Dalai Lama’s words with Galen’s photographs of the country His Holiness had not seen with his own eyes since 1959. This collaboration resulted in the beautiful book My Tibet. Today, more than five decades since his exile, HH the Dalai Lama still waits to return to his homeland. His words, alongside the late Galen Rowell’s images, are even more powerful and poignant. They provide a glimpse of the beauty and spirit of Tibet and its threatened ecosystem and culture.
The International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) appreciates your purchase of this extraordinary calendar. Proceeds support ICT’s work to promote the human rights and democratic freedoms for the people of Tibet. For more information, please visit www.savetibet.org.
Also in celebration of this amazing teacher, we shared the Eight Stanzas for Training the Mind, the daily mediation of HH, on our blog.