Travelling wisdom: Lada Dedic, from Dalai Lama in Australia, on the road with the Dalai Lama exhibition.
Travelling wisdom: Lada Dedic, from Dalai Lama in Australia, on the road with the Dalai Lama exhibition. Rob Wright

Dalai Lama exhibit precedes guru

A TOURING exhibition on the life of the Dalai Lama will give locals a preview of ‘A Man of Compassion and Wisdom’ before the spiritual guru graces Australian shores in June.

Lada Dedic, from Dalai Lama in Australia, said the display and associated events focus on the Dalai Lama as a person and give everyone a chance to connect with His Holiness.

“He will be travelling as much as possible, but the exhibition will bring the show to people who can’t make it to him and there are some wonderful features,” she said.

“Today at 2pm the Venerable Robina Courtin, an Australian monk who worked as a security guard for the Dalai Lama, and teaches at the Tushita Meditation Centre in Dharamsala, India, where His Holiness now resides, will present a discussion.

“On Friday night at the Jetty Theatre ‘Sunrise Sunset: 24 hours in the life of the Dalai Lama’ will screen which follows him around as he does things like brushing teeth and watching TV.”

Margaret O’Reilly of Coffs Harbour said she hoped to make it to a major city to see the Dalai Lama during his tour in June.

“I would love to be there. I became interested in Buddhism more than 40 years ago and found it was very much aligned with my own beliefs,” she said.

“I appreciate the simplicity of Buddhist philosophy.”

Accompanying Ms O’Reilly was Rita Fleming who said she appreciates principles of compassion and forgiveness.

“The Dalai Lama’s teachings and Buddhism run parallel with my own beliefs,” she said.

The exhibition entitled ‘A Man of Compassion and Wisdom: The Dalai Lama’s Journey’ will run until Saturday at the Bunker Cartoon Gallery. A conversation with Venerable Robina Courtin starts at 2pm today at the gallery.

On Friday night at the Jetty Memorial Theatre ‘Sunrise Sunset: 24 hours in the life of the Dalai Lama’ will screen at 7pm. Tickets are $15 or $10 concession and bookings are essential on 6652 8088.



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