Visit to Tuting Tibetan settlement, Arunarchal Pradesh 2002

Alan Clements and Eve Rotstein of the Tibet Relief Fund take a long boat journey from Dibrugarh to Pasighat on the Brahmaputra river. A long Jeep journey take sthem to the fr north of the upper Siang District close to the Chinese border. The refugees need support and are very welcoming but some are now very old since they left Tibet. The pictures of the wire bridge 300ft above the Siang river are spectacular.

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Gyuto Tantric Monastery at Tenzin Gang in Bomdila 2002

My visit to Tibetan settlements in Arunachal Pradesh in 2002 delivering aid to Tibetan refugees funded by the Lottery Project included a visit to Tenzingang settlement. To my surprise I stumbled on a monastery that I found intriguing. The settlement officer introduced me to the abbot, and we had dinner. He invited me to attend a Buddhist service to hear the most spiritual sounds I had ever experienced.

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Rhododendrons in May

Although we have lime soil, we have potted up a number of Rhododendrons to place around the garden, partivularly around out seat number 9 looking onto the stream and "Paradise garden".

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Bibliography

Spiritual Monastery of Jade Mountain, Peter Goullart 1961. Verses P.149, 153, 157. Tao Te Ching, Penguin 1963. Verse P.3 7 years in Tibet, Heinrich Harrer Freedom in Exile, HH Dalai Lama. The Art of Happiness, HH Dalai Lama and many other books. Tibet on Fire. Tsering Woeser Search for meaning...

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Visioning the future: Interview with Dr Walter Burki, 1996

Dr Walter Burki, a management consultant from Zurich, took my printing company with 125 employees through a cultural change programme. He helped me create a vision for the future of company, but most importantly carry the employees with me with a programme of workshops. His key phrases to us all were " speak your truth without fear" and "what really matters to you". Easier said than done! In a rare moment he agreed to be interviewed on the subject of visioning for the future. A rare insight into corporate thinking from this very inspiring man. Although this insight into visioning was with companies in mind, I always found it very helpful on a personal basis when I was trying to think about my own future. The key to this method was to "break out of the box" and bring some genuine change into my life.

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Interview with the Dalai Lama 1998: Tibetan settlements in Arunachal Pradesh

Alan Clements and Liz Banks, trustees of the Tibet Relief Fund, interview the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, India, following their visit to the Tibetan settlements of Miao and Tezu in Arunachal Pradesh. Lottery project funding was donated to these settlements for tractors, an old people's home and healthcare. The Dalai Lama talks about his attitude to negotiations with the Chinese Government.

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Book Alan for a Talk

Talks can be given by Alan on the following topics CASCADES GARDENS: From Jungle to Paradise. The story of the garden development. GARDENING WITH NATURE: How to create a special peaceful and natural garden, a sacred space, in which to relax and reflect. A TIBETAN JOURNEY: For general interest groups...

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