Venue: Near Mahabodhi Temple, Bodh Gaya
Date: 2th Jan to 14th January 2017
- To educate the general public about the importance of nonviolent resistanceforthe Tibetan national cause and introduce them to the nonviolent movements around the world and their success stories
- To amplify the message of nonviolence taught by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. to the general public through information dissemination.
- To reach out to the general public and broadcast information pertaining to the aims and objectives of the Active Nonviolence Education Center and contributions made by the center.
The information dissemination is one of many important outreach programs of Active Nonviolence Education Center has been holding for many years. ANEC conducted this program at Tashi Lhunpo Monastery where the Lam Rim Chenmo teaching was held in 2016. This year we held it during Kalachakra at Bodh Gaya, Bihar. The outreach program saw us distributing literature, pamphlets and audio-visual material on the subject of active nonviolence and also networked with other like-minded organization as well as encouraging individuals/non Tibetan groups that support our cause.
The 34th Kalachakra empowerment by H.H the Dalai Lama was attended by devotees from about 90 different countries and it was perfect timing to magnify the message of active nonviolence, love and compassion to the world. Through this ANEC has been able to connect with thousands of followers regarding the importance of the principled and pragmatic nonviolence and strategic nonviolence relevant for the Tibetan Cause. Hundreds of individuals showed keen interest in the philosophy of nonviolence and their contribution to the world peace. Many applauded ANEC’s relentless effort and determination to spread the message of nonviolence in the Tibetan community and the world at large.
During the fourteen day outreach program, ANEC Staff members also participated in panel discussion, met with prominent figures, gave media interviews and joined in many social events to create awareness. ANEC team also had help from enthusiastic youngsters who volunteered at the Kalachakra gaining exposure, experience and learning a great deal from the seasoned team members.
This Program was a great success and it would not have be possible without assistance and warm hospitality of our hosts the Kalachakra Organizing Committee by providing space to set up our booth and those individuals who helped us in spreading the message of love, peace and compassion. We were reassured that together we can make this world more peaceful, loving and nonviolent. We would like to acknowledge our volunteers Mr. Tenzin Lhundup, Ms.Tenzin Tsesin, Mr. Youten Gyatso, Mr. Kalsang Tsechoe, Mr. Thupten Rinzin, Ms. Kalsang Youdon and Mr. Nyima Samten for making it successful.