The India International Center and the Foundation for Universal Responsibility of the Dalai Lama jointly organized a 6-day photo exhibition in New Delhi from November 27 to December 2, 2015.
The photos taken by renowned American artist Jon Kolkin were exhibited under the theme 'Inner Harmony.' "Inner harmony is the concept of looking inward in one's quest for peace and well being, rather than expecting it to come from stagnant external sources, as many Buddhists in the world have embraced this philosophy," says Jon Kolkin while introducing his photos at the inauguration.
Geshe Lhakdor, the director of Library of Tibetan Works and Archives (LTWA) based in Dharamsala, inaugurated the exhibition. "Inner harmony is extremely important and in order to inspire us constantly about the need to maintain and develop that inner harmony, we need to express ourselves in different forms such as paintings, photographs, and so forth. We started the event by lighting the lamp which also symbolizes removing of inner darkness," says Geshe Lhakdor while inaugurating the photo exhibition.
The exhibition consisted of intimate palladium print photographs taken during Kolkin's multiple extended stays in India, Bhutan, China, and Myanmar.