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Grasslands: Songs and stories from Tibet

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Rigpa Sydney

158 Australia St

Newtown, NSW 2042

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An evening to celebrate the songs and stories from Tibet

Tibetan nomads have lived in harmony with the extreme forces of nature on the Roof of the World. Today they face an existential threat under the communist Chinese government. Perversely, in the name of conservation, China plans to bring an end to a way of life that has been integral to the ecology of the Tibetan plateau for centuries.

Join us for the launch of our new report, that closely looks at how the Tibetan nomads have lived sustainably for centuries, the threat they are facing today, and why they must be understood as vital protectors of Tibet's vast grasslands.

Kunchok Gyaltsen is a former nomad from Amdo in eastern Tibet, now living in Australia. In 2013, Kunchok returned to Tibet, 21 years after leaving his homeland. A journey that brought home the tragedy unfolding in his nomadic community but also reinforced the value of traditional knowledge in caring for the environment. As an avid photographer, he documented the changing life on Tibet’s grasslands.

Kunchok will share his story and songs of Tibet. He will be joined by local Tibetan musicians, an indigenous Australian climate activist and speakers from environmental NGOs.

It will be a special evening for all who care about Tibet and the state of our global environment.

  • Light dinner, drinks and Tibetan cookies will be available.

  • The talk is accompanied by a photo exhibition. Some of the best images from our #JusticeForTibetanNomads photo competition will be on sale.


This event is part of our #JusticeForTibetanNomads campaign. Learn more about the campaign.

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