Friends of Tibet Foundation

Friends of Tibet Foundation, a Charitable Trust (Regn No: 126/IV/2021) is the philanthropic wing of Friends of Tibet, a non-profit organisation founded in 1999. The primary objective of the Foundation is to support the conservation and promotion of Tibet's tangible and intangible heritage including healing traditions. Friends of Tibet Foundation is also engaged in conducting research on the unique heritage, legacy and history of Tibet and publishing varied research papers with the collaboration of scholars, academicians, scientists, holistic health educationists and sociologists.

MISSION | COLLECTION | RESEARCH | HEALING

Team Friends of Tibet Foundation

Team Friends of Tibet Foundation (2012)

The Cosmic Vision of Wellbeing
By Ravindra Ranasinha of Friends of Tibet (Sri Lanka): ravindra.ranasinha@friendsoftibet.org

THE Wellbeing has become the concern of many who consider that everyone and everything has a right to enjoy all freedom. In a globe where wars are waged against humanity and nature, Wellbeing has been narrowed down to the level of mendicancy. The terms 'donation' and 'aid' is often heard in the present context where 'conflicts' are being promoted and therefore Wellbeing has become the other side of the coin. This is a condition created by the present neo-imperialist political network that has made communities and nature to be at risk due to hidden political agendas and are imposed with so-called welfare programmes which in a larger scale furthers the exploitation. Therefore, to put it rightly, the concept of Wellbeing is uttered in the present context with a political connotation and becomes 'reactionary'.

To go beyond the boundaries of politics and to reach the inner self of the man is important when talking about the wellbeing of the person. Politics have always had marginalisation which makes the communities to be divided. This division becomes unhealthy as it does not promote any kind unity among religious, cultural and ethnic groups. The breaking up of societies is taking place rapidly and the inner person is hurt in many ways due to political opportunism. The religious and ethnic harmony and cultural unity is left in uncertain conditions and the opportunistic political maneuvering hampers any progressive steps taken by the humanity to fulfill its humane mission.

The natural environment, too, has become a victim in this technologically advanced world due to mass scale exploitation of natural resources. The efforts of many nature lovers to save the natural environment at this juncture have become a challenging task, however, with utmost commitment they have made it their pivotal focus in the present day. It is pathetic to state that the total imbalances in eco-systems are a result of the damage caused by weapons, ammunitions, gasses and chemicals. The trees, rivers, seas, animals, birds and the sky have been ungratefully attacked by the man-made advances which, on the other hand, make the value of scientific experimentation questionable. The sharp disharmony between man and natural environment totally obstructs the Wellbeing of the whole globe.

In the circumstances, the fake welfarism should be absolutely denounced and genuine effort should be made to elevate the spiritual, mental and physical vibrations of man and his nature. The focus should be for the harmonious co-existence of man, society and nature that will bring man closer to his 'being', enabling him to ensure the safe existence of his natural environment. It is only when man is aware of him/her self that he/she could have an awareness on others. Towards this end diverse actions are being implemented, namely, ashrams for spiritual upliftment, reading corners, sports and performing arts, keeping the environment clean and looking after nature. These activities go hand in hand and create good health in the person which is vital for the 'being' to enjoy happiness. It is this happiness then becomes a strong vibration for the man to focus on the Wellbeing of others and nature. This notion emphasises the broader concept that man's relationship to him/herself and others including nature is what builds the Wellbeing of the being. Therefore, relationships become an important factor when talking on Wellbeing.

Healthy relationships are a result of love and compassion. The compassionate doctor is much worthier than a dose of medicine he gives. The numbers of medical camps could be outdone by one caring medical practitioner. This limitless love and compassion comes to man from the Cosmos which is showered as a Universal Energy attracting man to the centre of happiness. This is the inclusive power or the magnetism of the cosmos and it never excludes anyone from enjoying this happiness. Therefore, any healing is a total inclusion of man and his natural environment and that helps man to experience the joy of good life. It is this 'togetherness' that becomes the Truth of Life.

In conclusion, Love and compassion are strong vibrations in a society that can heal the souls. It is the experience of becoming One — this Oneness is the aura that is visible when people care for others. Therefore, the thought of sowing happiness and joy in this globe becomes the prime purpose of the human being. It is this energy of smile that brings Wellness to all beings on this planet earth. ◼

Friends of Tibet Foundation Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is responsible for oversight of the Friends of Tibet Foundation and its activities. The board consits of seven Trustees and adopts policies, rules and regulations governing the Foundation.

1) Sethu Das (sethu.das@friendsoftibet.org)
2) Sanjumon P (sanjumon.p@friendsoftibet.org)
3) Suresh Babu (suresh.babu@friendsoftibet.org)
4) Yeldtho Mathew (yeldtho.mathew@friendsoftibet.org)
5) John Thomas (john.thomas@friendsoftibet.org)
6) AK Tharanathan (tharanathan.ak@friendsoftibet.org)
7) Dr Reeba K Vikramadithyan (dr.reeba@friendsoftibet.org)

Hon Governor of West Bengal and former National Security Advisor of India, HE Shri MK Narayanan presents 'Award for Excellence in Social Service' to 'Friends of Tibet Foundation' for its 'outstanding and tireless efforts in addressing and raising awareness about social issues and causes' at a function organised by Daya Charitable Trust on March 15, 2014.

'Award for Excellence in Social Service': Hon Governor of West Bengal and former National Security Advisor of India, HE Shri MK Narayanan presents 'Award for Excellence in Social Service' to 'Friends of Tibet Foundation' for its "outstanding and tireless efforts in addressing and raising awareness about social issues and causes" at a function organised by Daya Charitable Trust on March 15, 2014.


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Friends of Tibet Foundation

Friends of Tibet Foundation, PO Box 16674, Mumbai 400050, India.
Email: foundation@friendsoftibet.org Web: www.friendsoftibet.org/foundation

Friends of Tibet Foundation, a Charitable Trust (Regn No: 126/IV/2021) is the philanthropic wing of Friends of Tibet, a non-profit organisation founded in 1999. The primary objective of the Foundation is to support the conservation and promotion of Tibet's tangible and intangible heritage including healing traditions. Friends of Tibet Foundation is also engaged in conducting research on the unique heritage, legacy and history of Tibet and publishing varied research papers with the collaboration of scholars, academicians, scientists, holistic health educationists and sociologists.

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