August 5th, 2018: Tibetan Association of Vermont organized a week long Tibetan language & culture summer camp for kids age above 6 years old, funded by The Tibet Fund, New York in partnership with the Office of Tibet, Washington, D.C. The week started from July 23rd to July 28th, 2018. The camp was held at Edmund middle school, Burlington, VT. A total of fourteen children participated in the summer camp. A week long camp went successful with the help of board members of TAV and the parents of participating children. Especially thanks to the mentor Lama K. Sonam La from Boston, who teach Tibetan language and culture; and Migmar Tsering La, a Tibetan culture song & dance instructor.
Attached the slide show of week long summer camp and video of last day potluck gathering.
Vermont: On June 2nd 2018, Vermont Tibetan Association, organised a Silver Jubilee celebration of Tibetan resettlement in Vermont, which was held at Burlington, Vermont. Representative Ngodup Tsering of Office of Tibet, Washington DC, attended the silver jubilee celebration. Other guests at the celebration include US Senator Patrick Joseph Leahy, Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger, and Mr Gerard G. Haase and James D. Kelley, who were part of the committee overseeing the Tibetan Resettlement Project, Burlington, in 1993. Forty other sponsors and employers of the first group of Tibetans resettling in Vermont were also invited to the celebration.
The event went successful with a speech from Representative Ngodup Tsering, Senator Patrick Leahy, and Mr. Gerard Haase. Thank you note from TAV president Mr. Sonam Chophel. Followed by cultural show, dinner and Tibetan group dance (gorshey).
1949 Tibet Flim & Culture Show. Flim Title: Out Of This World
This event is hosted by Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center. This event begins at 5:45 PM. The film will be presented at 7:00 PM.
Saturday, June 23rd 2018
5:45 pm – Tibetan refreshments/ snacks/ drinks.
6:30 pm – TIBETAN CULTURE PERFORMANCE
7:00 pm – OUT OF THIS WORLD (1949 Tibet)
The digitized and updated release by David Wright of a film by Lowell Thomas Jr. following his trip to Tibet in 1949 with his father, famous radio broadcaster Lowell Thomas. This film includes footage of the caravan trek through Tibet to Lhasa where the Thomases met with the fourteen year old Dalai Lama. Street scenes from Lhasa, footage from Sera and Drepong monasteries, with the Kashag ministers and regent of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, scenes from the Tibetan summer festival at Norbulingka, the Dalai Lama’s summer home––this is 1949 Tibet, a rare and precious view of the land and the people before the Chinese invasion.
Proceeds from the event will help support the establishment of the Vermont Tibetan Community Center in the greater Burlington area.
For more information email TibetanCenterVT@gmail.com or contact Sonam Chophel, President of Tibetan Association of Vermont at (802) 999-4012.
Main Street Landing Film House
60 Lake Street
Burlington, VT 05401
On March 10th, 2018, Tibetan Association of Vermont commemorating 59th Tibetan National Uprising Day. All Tibetan families, Old, young, kids, and American supporters joined the Peace March at Burlington downtown, Vermont.
Received Proclamation Letter from City of Burlington, Mayor Miro Weinberger.
On Feb 17th 2018, The Tibetan Association of Vermont is immensely honored to host the ICT annual Light of Truth award Ceremony to Ama-la Grace Spring. The International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) Board honored Ama Grace Spring, a long time Tibet supporter, with Light of Truth Award on Vermont New Year (Losar) Festival.
President of ICT Mr. Matteo Mecacci, Director Lesley Rich, Vice-president Mr. Bhuchung K. Tsering, and Burlington Mayor Weinberger honored to attend the ceremony.