The Museum has invited monks from Drepung Loseling, Tibet's largest and most prestigious monastery, to create a sand mandala in the Museum. Between November 28 and December 3, visitors are invited to see the mandala take shape and be destroyed - an act of devotion and attention whose ephemerality is central to Buddhist dharma. The local Tibetan community has generously provided accommodations for the monks.
Both Ellen Bayard Weedon lectures in the Arts of Asia will focus on Tibetan art and culture. On Thursday, November 30, Terese Tse Bartholomew, curator of Himalayan Art and Chinese Decorative Art at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco will discuss "The Qianlong Emperor: Patron of Sino-Tibetan Art," at 5:30 p.m. in Campbell Hall 153. The second speaker, Jeffrey Hopkins, professor of Religious Studies at U.Va., will present "Mandala Meditation in Tibetan Buddhism" on Thursday, December 7, at 5:30 p.m. in Campbell Hall 153.
There will also be a Tibetan art and culture family program on
December 2, from 1-4 p.m., featuring music, dancing, traditional papermaking,
and refreshments. Photographs are available.
Contact: Jill Hartz, Director
Tibetan Arts & Culture Family Day on Dec. 2; Programs and Activities Planned for Dec. 1-3
THE MYSTICAL ARTS OF TIBET Exhibition Opens November 17