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

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 of Charlottesville.

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.

  • 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 afternoon.
  • 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 paper.
  • 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.
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.

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 November 17