Saturday, March 11, 2017

TIBETAN TANGKAS TODAY

March 10th 2017
Tibet House USA
22 West 15th Street
NY NY

Entrance Mural
The Gallery
This exhibition features sacred tangka artworks created by internationally acclaimed master artist and tangka painter Karsang Lama from the Dharmapala Thangka Center of Kathmandu in Nepal.
Tibetan sacred paintings are unframed and can be rolled up, often depict Buddhist deities.
(detail)
 In this show, both peaceful and wrathful deities from the Mahayana and Vajrayana traditions will be on display.
 The role of wrathful iconography is to provide protection for religious practitioners as well as sacred Tibetan Buddhist sites.
 
 Guests discussing the Tangka
"The Wheel of Life"
 Dolls and Animals
On permanent display
The Shop
Stocks Books, CDs, Videos, cards, Incense, Jewelry and other items
Sonam is always helpful and knowledgeable
 Beautiful Guest
Orchid in the Shrine Room
 Avalokiteshvara
(Shrine Room)
 Executive Director, Ganden Thurman talking to guests
 Beautiful Guest
 Beautiful Persons 3 and 4

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Magazine
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March 10th 1959
Several thousand Tibetans surrounded the Dalai Lama's palace to prevent him from leaving or being removed. The huge crowd had gathered in response to a rumor that the Chinese communists were planning to arrest the Dalai Lama when he went to a cultural performance at the People's Liberation Army's headquarters. This marked the beginning of the uprising in Lhasa
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2 comments:

Mo Crow said...

love the way the Tibetans paint clouds!

deemallon said...

those ARE beautiful guests... wish there was a shot of you, too!