In search of happiness

In search of happiness

Under the title "the search for true happiness the city library and cultural initiative (KIS) offer on friday, 12. April, an event and reading by the bestselling author ulli olvedi from seefeld near munich.
Ulli olvedi has been involved in the theory and practice of buddhist teachings since 1970. She first worked for a long time as a science journalist and translator. Today she writes mainly novels with a buddhist background such as "the cry of garuda", "like in a dream" and "the voice of twilight". Through publications and seminars, she conveys the contents of the buddhist spiritual world and teaches, among other things, at the academy "panta rhei" in seefeld. In the tradition of her highly successful novels, ulli olvedi has created "zanskar" another wonderful tibet story written – an exciting and driving search for true happiness.

From tibet to switzerland
To the content: as a small child dolma loses her parents in the flight from tibet and grows up with adoptive parents in switzerland. She is a quiet, well-behaved child, marries a man with an academic career, has a daughter – everything according to plan. Then her life falls into depression, only her longing for "home" keep it up. When her daughter pema-marie reaches the age of majority, she flees to tibet – from her family, from depression, from a life that seems wasted to her. It will be a journey of no return. Ten years later, dolma's diaries are found in kathmandu. Pema-marie, a natural scientist and far away from everything tibetan, flies to kathmandu with her husband to receive her – and gets lost in the accounts of the auber and inner dramas her mother experienced on the trip: in lhasa, dolma falls in love with a tibetan, but she finds it hard to love and chinese tibet scares her off. A friendship with a nun eventually leads her to a nunnery in zanskar, an extremely high region in the western himalayas, where time has stood still and the real old tibet still seems to be alive.

Legacy of the mother
For dolma, a difficult and dramatic year begins, full of hardships, but also full of miracles that give her hope. Her mother's legacy, the account of her spiritual development and her sincere attempt to know and understand herself, open pema-marie's eyes: like her mother, she submits to the rules of her environment, with which she feels so uncomfortable. And like her mother, she embarks on a journey into a whole new world that leads to an unexpected turn in her life.
The event in the old darre begins on friday, 12. April, at 19.30 o'clock.