DHARAMSHALA, Jan. 1: At the invitation of the Department of Education, Central Tibetan Administration for the third Leadership Workshop for class X students, Mr. Wangdue Tsering, Executive Director of the Active Nonviolence Education Center (ANEC) spoke to over 300 students from 31 Tibetan schools in India and Nepal about the Principle and Practical of Non-violence. The workshop, organised by Department of Education,Central Tibetan Administration was held at Lower Tibetan Children’s Village School.
The Executive Director spoke on the philosophy of non-violence; buddhist principle of non-violence; pragmatism of non-violence; nonviolent movements in Tibet; nonviolent strategies and the talk was followed by a question and answer session.
The ANEC Documentary Film ‘A JOURNEY OF NON-VIOLENCE: ALABAMA TO DHARAMSALA by Mrs. Lhakpa Kyizom and Mr. Lobsang Gyatso Sithar was screened to the participants.
This 23 minutes documentary film shows the active nonviolence work of Rabbi Everett Gendler and Dr. Mary Gendler, from participation with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in the U.S.A. in the 1960’s to their educational initiatives with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the exile community in India since 1995. This film also highlights the establishment of a Non-Governmental Organization, the Active Nonviolence Education Center (ANEC)and its eight years of service for the promotion of peace and nonviolence.