19 August 2015
We close our eyes and the words of the lama transport us to the Himalayas, the roof of the world. In the heart of Rototom Sunsplash and sitting on a mat on the ground, the audience listens attentively under the shade of trees, to the tales of Tibetan lama Thubten Wanchen.
Children from different countries, cultures and races learn at this time the same values. With the face painted and the hair wild, taking a break between games, the small ones of the Rototom do not miss a single word the lama says.
Amongst many laughs and some spontaneous hug, the lama shares his wisdom and experience with stories for all ages. The lama begins with the story of an ugly child born in Tibet, who by the circumstances of life became a Buddhist monk. Obviously, he refers to himself.
Through the story of the rabbit and the turtle and, later, the one of the grandmother and the hen, he transmits valuable lessons of life like perseverance, hard work and happiness within yourself. But if there is something the lama wanted to make clear is that we should never take away the smile from our faces.
Divina Carbonell / Sara Martí