2020 World Kindness Day
The Tong-Len Charitable Trust, based in Sarah, near Dharamshala (H.P) has been observing the 13th November every year as the World Kindness Day and this year too, we have decided to continue the noble tradition with much fanfare and enthusiasm. Our focus this year is mainly on environment conservation and creating awareness about its importance. This year, we have decided to plant not less than 113 plants. TheTong-Len family has decided to honor His Holiness the Dalai Lama for his unfathomable kindness to the Tibetans in particular and the global community in general in our modest way by planting 113 saplings of trees on the said day. This act on our part would also help in extending the message of environmental protection which His Holiness had been espousing over the years with missionary zeal and enthusiasm. With modest pride the Tong-Len family would like to place a record that our efforts in extending the message of His Holiness in various fields such as spreading kindness, environment protection, SEE Learning and oneness of the global community will not stop in 2020 as our institute. In fact, all these components form our core principles.
Another feature of the world kindness day is the free cloth distribution drive which we have been carrying out for the poor and the destitute in the neighborhood mainly slum areas in our region.
The Tribute project: Environment conservation and helping people in need
So, as a tribute to His Holiness the Dalai Lama for his undying love and compassion for all the sentient beings, the Secular Ethics Department of Tong-Len Charitable Trust, based in Sarah launched the project of environmental cleaning as a part of H.H the Dalai Lama’s 85th birthday celebration. This project is a one year project, 6th July 2020 to 6th July 2021.
A Tribute to His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama on his 85th Birthday
6th July 2020
As a tribute to His Holiness the Dalai Lama on his 85th birthday, the secular ethics department of Tong-Len charitable Trust organised some activities to empower being kind with environment and helping the people in need by providing food. The activities were linked to the basic human values of helping others.
1st and 2nd February 2020
The Secular Ethics Department of Tong-Len participated in the 2 days conference on 'Universal Ethics for the 21st century: Towards a common Understanding'.
Ven.Jamyang la presented a paper on the 'Common Humanity: The key to develop a kind, compassionate and peaceful society', relating the topic to the work of secular ethics department of the Tong-Len Charitable trust.