Everyone is welcome to participate in this event with His Holiness the Dalai Lamа, both Buddhists and those who are simply interested in the Buddhist philosophy that harmoniously combines profound wisdom and limitless compassion.

23‒24 September 2017

8.30 ‒ 12.00
«Stages of Meditation» (Bhavanakrama) by Kamalashila and «Concise Lamrim» (Lamrim dudon) by Je Tsongkhapa. Questions and answers.

13.30 ‒ 15.30
Explanatory teachings by Venerable Yanting Rinpoche, H.H. the Dalai Lama religious attendant. Questions and answers.

25 September 2017

13.00 ‒ 15.00
Harmony without Boundaries. Dialogues with His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Singer-songwriter Boris Grebenschikov;
Film director Vitaly Mansky (President of the Moscow Documentary Films Festival "ARTDOKFEST", winner of more than 100 awards and prizes in Russia and abroad);
Theater director Alvis Hermanis;
Director, actor, and playwright Ivan Vyrypaev.

Musical offering by Boris Grebenshikov and Alexei Zubarev


At the teachings hall the participants could view two unique exhibitions:

Nickolai Dudka. "Visual images of Dzogchen". Nickolai Dudka received a European art education at college in Ulan-Ude, Buryatia, Russia, and at the Academy of Art in Kiev, Ukraine. At the beginning of the 1990’s he began an intensive study of thangka painting with visits to Mongolia, Nepal and India. He studied at the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives (LTWA) in Dharamsala, India, under the guidance of Ven. Sangei Yeshe, the personal artist of HH the Dalai Lama. At present, Nicolai works as a teacher of drawing and painting of thangkas in the State Academy of Art in Ulan-Ude and continues to work in his studio. Many of his thangkas are in Buddhist Temples in Buryatia and in museums and private collections of many countries around the world. For more information about the artist and his work visit the website www.thangka-art.com

Manuel Bauer. Dalai Lama – Journey for Peace. Photographer Manuel Bauer has photographed the Dalai Lama for years. The privileged access granted him by His Holiness and his entourage have enabled Bauer to offer us these powerful images, oscillating between the spiritual and the personal, the public and the intimate, the epic and the anecdotal. About the Swiss-born photographer the Dalai Lama says: "Manuel Bauer is more than simply a professional: he is a close friend of mine. He also knows a great deal about Tibet, about the Tibetan community, and he has spent years making himself familiar with our culture. He understands Tibet comprehensively, as he does the exile community; and he knows me very well too. It is this knowledge that allows his pictures to say so much about their subjects."