Tibetan culture with its unique heritage ... has developed a kind of energy which is very helpful for cultivating peace of mind and a joyful life.
New York, NY (PRWEB) April 1, 2009
On Wednesday, April 1, over 40 items will be auctioned off on eBay by Tibet House US to support its many projects and programs for preserving and promoting Tibetan. Items for auction include a one-hour piano lesson from world-renowned keyboardist John Medeski; a pop study from Rachel Harrison; a hand Woven-Silk and Cashmere Robe; a Spencer Tunick photograph; a Jerry Schatzberg photograph of the famed filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola; throw your own art opening in a renowned Beverly Hills gallery; an 18th century Tibetan thangka; exquisite jewelry; contemporary original paintings, and many more wonderful items.
"Over the years numerous wonderful gifts have been donated to us, which have accumulated at Tibet House. In light of this, this spring season we have decided to make these incredible items and offers available online for our members and friends to enjoy while also directly supporting Tibet House", said Lynn Schauwecker, special events coordinator.
Tibet is an ancient nation of people inhabiting the highest land mass in the world, the one million square mile Tibetan plateau. With its rich natural resources and heritage exploited and devastated, major efforts are needed to protect the people and their unique culture.
Nobel Peace Laureate, His Holiness the Dalai Lama conveyed that "Tibetan culture with its unique heritage ... has developed a kind of energy which is very helpful for cultivating peace of mind and a joyful life." However, with the occupation of Tibet by Chinese rule, which led to his exile, he also warned that Tibetan culture is "nearing extinction."
Tibet House US, a non-profit cultural embassy and educational institution, was founded in 1987 at the request of the Dalai Lama. It aims to preserve and promote the rich and unique Tibetan culture by functioning as a cultural center in New York City and providing access for interested audiences globally. It is part of a worldwide network of Tibetan institutions dedicated to keep the flame of the Tibetan spirit burning.
Ebay auction page is located at http://www.tibethouse.org/Programs/Tibet_House_Ebay_Auction.html
For more information about this topic please contact Lynn Schauwecker at 845-688-6897 (ext. 7523) or visit http://www.TibetHouse.org.