London, UK — "Free from concretizing the eight worldly concerns, we train our mind in the illusion-like outlook that sees things as not real," the 17th Karmapa said during his first trip to the UK, Through training our mind, "our compassion and patience increase and our minds open up."

Dharamshala — The Dharamsala International Film Festival 2016 (DIFF) concluded on a high note on the 6th of November 2016. It was held at the Tibetan Children's Village School, McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala.The festival had a well curated selection of both, feature films as well as short films.

Mcleodganj — Preserving the Tibetan ancient and traditional crafts faces challenge for the Tibetan Handicraft Co-operative Society Ltd (THC), they told the Tibet Post International (TPI) that they are calling for young Tibetans to join them, providing free training, accommodation, and later job opportunity. But the response has been "disappointing."

Dharamshala — "The initiative hopes to encourage and develop film-making talent in the Himalayan regions of India by providing an opportunity to young, up-and-coming filmmakers from the area to attend DIFF 2016 and participate in it's various events, which include screenings of the best of contemporary independent cinema and master classes and workshops held by visiting filmmakers and industry professionals.

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