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Tibetan monks celebrate five years of the Peace Garden

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The fifth anniversary of the Tibetan Peace Garden in Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park was celebrated on Wednesday with the invocation of blessings by Tashi Lhunpo Monks.

Tibetan Peace Garden

Tibetan Peace Garden

Five years ago, the Tibet Foundation commissioned the construction of the Tibetan Peace Garden as a constant reminder of peace in its setting next to the Imperial War Museum.

Tibetan Peace Garden

The garden was opened on 13 May 1999 by his Holiness the Dalai Lama, who said: "May it remain as a symbol to remind us that human survival depends on living in harmony and on always choosing the path of non-violence in resolving our differences".

Tibetan Peace Garden

Fundraising efforts were led by Trudie Styler who enlisted the support of many celebrities to enable the construction of the garden.

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