In conjunction with its special exhibition The Mystical Arts of Tibet,
the Bayly Art Museum at the University of Virginia welcomes families and
visitors of all ages to a special day of activities celebrating the culture
and art of Tibet. The day's celebration commemorates the 60th anniversary
of His Holiness the Dalai Lama's enthronement. The December 2 program
was developed by Joseph Helvink, a student of tangka painting and resident
|Bayly Art Museum Hosts
Tibetan Arts & Culture Family Day
Special Program Planned for
Saturday, December 2, 1-4 p.m.
Other Activities Planned for
December 1 and December 3
Visitors may enjoy the following free activities in the Bayly
Art Museum on Saturday, December 2, between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Also on December 2, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., monks of Drepung Loseling Monastery
will perform "Tara Puja," a chanting prayer ceremony, at Wesley Foundation
Building, 1908 Lewis Mountain Road (donation of $10 suggested). The
program is sponsored by the Jefferson Tibetan Society, a non-profit organization
dedicated to the preservation, study and practice of Tibetan Buddhism.
Tara is the female embodiment of the enlightened energies of all the Buddhas.
For more information on this program, call 980-1752 or 973-1147.
Loseling Drepung Monastery monks will continue their work on a sand mandala
in the Museum's Pine Room. The mandala will be destroyed on Sunday
Traditional song and dance performances by The Capital Area Tibet Association
at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., featuring music by Karma Gyaltsen
Jane Farmer of Paper Road Tibet will present traditional Tibetan paper
making. Visitors will have the opportunity to see and create handmade
Prayer flag making workshop
Traditional Tibetan cuisine tasting, including momos, sweet and butter
tea, and pastries, provided by the local Tibetan community, under the direction
of Sonam Germano.
The Jefferson Tibetan Society is also sponsoring two other events:
On Friday, December 1, 7:30 - 9:00 p.m., there will be a lecture "Opening
the Heart: Arousing the Mind of Universal Kindness" by Lhating Rinpoche,
head Lama of the Drepung Loseling Mystical Arts tour, in the Wesley Foundation
Building ($10 donation suggested).
On Sunday, December 3, at 7:00 p.m., the famous multiphonic singers
of Drepung Loseling Monastery will perform "Sacred Music, Sacred Dance
for World Healing" at the Charlottesville Performing Arts Center. Tickets
are $12 general and $8 students and are available at Greenberry's in Barracks
Road, Crozet Natural Foods and at the Center the evening of the performance.
Contact: Jill Hartz, Director
804/924-3592 Fax: 804/924-6321
Bayly to Host MONKS and GUEST LECTURERS
in Conjunction with "The Mystical Arts of Tibet"
THE MYSTICAL ARTS OF TIBET Exhibition Opens