September 2010 - East West Festive Cultures Event PDF Print E-mail

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East West Festive Cultures Event

(Talks, Exhibitions and Healthy Lunch)

 

On Saturday 4 September 2010, 130 participants and more than 20 volunteers joined the event. It was a wonderful day full of fun and thoughtful messages. All participants enjoyed the talks, exhibitions, food very much. It was great!

 

By joining this event, people will know more about festive cultures and also how to practice celebrations in a more environmental protection way. We were very glad to have invited two speakers, Dr Frank Lie (a Cardiologist working for NHS and also Director of Tzu Chi Foundation UK) and Dr Francesca Crowe (University of Oxford). Dr Lie gave a talk on “ The Auspicious Seventh Lunar Month – With Correct Beliefs, Superstitions Has No Sway” and he explained to us about the origin and superstitions of the Chinese Ghost Month and showed us how to practice celebrations in a eco-friendly way. Dr Crowe gave us a very interesting and informative presentation about her research on “The Health Effects of A Vegetarian Diet”. Participants were very eager to ask questions and we had a very nice discussion about the topic.

 

We were glad that our training kitchen and lecture hall were big enough for 130 people and they all enjoyed the healthy vegetarian food cooked by our excellent chef Mr Ben Cheng. Everyone was amazed by Ben’s professionalism and how he used simple ingredients to make such delicious and healthy food!

 

We want to express our gratitude to our speakers, chef, all volunteers and colleagues. Without the help of them, this event would not be as wonderful as it was. We also want to thank for the support of Tzu Chi Foundation UK.

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