Williamstown, MA - The Williams College South Asian Student’s Association, Spencer Neighborhood, and the Lhasa Cafe of Northampton present a week of events designed to explore Tibetan culture, from religion to food to music.
We want to make sure that before you shout “Free Tibet,” you know what Tibet means.
—-Sunday, April 19: Opening Ceremony, Tibetan Tea—-
Paresky Main Hall 4-6 pm
Catered Chai tea and ting-mo, along with a gallery of images taken by Professor Kim Gutschow, traditional Tibetan music, and a slideshow of Williams students’ images of Tibet.
—-Wednesday, April 22: Meditation Session—-
Goodrich Dance Studio 4-6 pm
Tibetan Buddhist monks will lead students in a meditation session. Forget your stresses for two hours!
—-Wednesday, April 22: Kid #382—-
Paresky Theater 6-7:30pm
Thondup Tsering, owner of the Lhasa Cafe in Northampton will talk about life in the Tibetan Children’s Village and how people can help support the work of this amazing organization.
—-Thursday, April 23: “Dalai Lama Renaissance” Movie Screening—-
Paresky Theater 7-9 pm
We will be screening “Dalai Lama Renaissance,” a movie still in theaters. The film is narrated by Harrison Ford and captures the meeting of the Dalai Lama with 40 of the world’s leading thinkers.
—-Friday, April 24: Tibetan Children’s Village Benefit Dinner--
First Congregational Church of Williamstown 6-8 pm
The dinner is catered by the Lhasa Cafe in Northampton, and the proceeds will benefit the Tibetan Children’s Village. The dinner will also feature traditional Tibetan performers trained at the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts in Dharamsala, India-the premier and internationally acclaimed performing arts school. You can buy tickets for $10 in Paresky the week before, or for $12 at the door.