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ACTIVISM

As an activist, Guy has been closely engaged in the Tibetan freedom struggle and acted as liaison for His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s visits to South Africa. In this role he helped facilitate both meetings between HH the Dalai Lama and Nelson Mandela.

 

In the 90’s Guy was director of the South African chapter of PeaceJam, an organisation that creates apprenticeships in peacemaking between teens from communities torn by violence and Nobel Peace Laureates.

 

At the heart of it, Guy approaches all of his work through the eyes of an activist, applying deep creativity toward the solutions of complex problems.

 

TRIPLE NARRATIVE TOUR

A delegation of Israeli, Palestinian and international activists spent 5 days in Dharamsala, seat of the Tibetan Government-in-Exile and home of the His Holiness the Dalai Lama, to explore non-violence in the context of conflict.

After several months of curation and coordination, in December of 2019 Guy led a delegation of activists from Israel, Palestine and other countries in the region where Muslim Jewish relations are strained, to Dharamsala, Northern India, the seat of the Tibetan Government-in-Exile and home of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

The journey was titled the Triple Narrative Tour, and our intention was to explore the Palestinian, Israeli and Tibetan narratives as they relate to each other—specifically because the Tibetan storyline intersects with both the Palestinians and the Israelis. Our motivation was an exploratory dive into non-violence in the context of a volatile Middle East. By taking this conversation to the Tibetans we went looking for an expert opinion and, as anticipated, some deep insights.

Guy and His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Dharamsala, India.