Help Nepal: ‘When the Iron Bird Flies’

When:
May 23, 2015 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am
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Where:
Byron Theatre
69 Jonson Street
Byron Bay NSW 2481
Australia
Cost:
Full $25 | Concession $20

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We are raising money to support those in need in Nepal following the devastating earthquake that’s affected the lives of millions. To support this effort we will be presenting a rare screening of ‘When the Iron Bird Flies’. This beautiful feature-length documentary explores the dynamic point of exposure between Tibetan Buddhism and contemporary Western culture.  Taking its name from an 8th century prediction about the eventual meeting of these two cultures, this film eloquently and sensitively explores what has shaped the arrival of Buddhism in the west, and what the future looks like at this exiting juncture.

Between 2010 and 2013 Dominic lived and studied in Nepal, and still feels very connected to that beautiful place:

“Having formed many lasting connections there I feel a responsibility to do what I can, which I see as giving those who wish to help, an avenue to make a real and immediate difference, unhindered by the usual inefficiencies and wastage of NGO’s and Nepali Government operations.”


All the money raised both in ticket sales and the raffle will be given to Karuna-Shechen (http://karuna-shechen.org). An organisation under the direction of Matthieu Ricard. With over twenty years experience establishing and implementing projects that respond directly to the needs of the community, even in adverse political situations their projects have continued to thrive because of their community-based local experience and expertise. In partnership with local NGOs and grassroots organizations, Karuna-Shechen is  already bringing essential medical, food and shelter assistance to remote communities and villages affected by the earthquakes, with mobile medical teams being deployed to two locations daily. They are delivering relief and food aid to 580 households/families in isolated villages in the Kavre, Dhading, and Kathmandu districts, with further projects aimed at the longer term needs of the people.