6:00 PM, Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-785-8591
International Campaign for Tibet
1825 Jefferson Place, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Metro: Red line, Dupont Circle or Blue/Orange lines, Farragut West
Event is free and open to the public. Venue is not handicapped accessible.
In an illustrated lecture, Matteo Pistono weaves together majestic images from the Himalayas, stories of his pilgrimages in Tibet, and his role in smuggling out evidence of the Chinese government’s human rights abuses to the West. Pistono draws on his experience to explore the intersection between spirituality and politics. You will journey with Pistono across vast expanses of the Tibetan landscape while hearing testimonies to suffering by Tibetans who sought him out to share their stories. You will see and hear how spiritual aspirations and political realties collide tragically in present-day Tibet. Pistono will also discuss his recently released book, “In the Shadow of the Buddha: Secret Journeys, Sacred Histories, and Spiritual Discovery in Tibet.”