arts and culture come to U.Va.
28 - Dec. 3 / 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
the Bayly Art Museum, the Tibetan monks from the Drepung Loseling
Mystical Arts tour will create a sand mandala, a symbolic depiction
created to invoke the blessing of the healing Buddha through meditation.
Dec. 1 / 7:30-9 p.m.
"Opening the Heart: Arousing the Mind of Universal Kindness" lecture
by Lhating Rinpoche, head Lama of the Drepung Loseling Mystical
Arts tour, Wesley Foundation Building ($10 donation suggested).
2 / 1-5 p.m.
Tibetan art and culture family program, Bayly Art Museum, featuring
music, dancing, traditional papermaking and refreshments.
p.m. The monks will perform "Tara Puja," a chanting prayer
ceremony, at the 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
3 / 7 p.m.
The 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. Dec. 7
/ 5:30 p.m. Jeffrey Hopkins, religious studies professor at U.Va.,
will present "Mandala Meditation in Tibetan Buddhism" in Campbell
Hall 153. His talk is one of the Ellen Bayard Weedon Lectures
in the Arts of Asia.
"The Mystical Arts of Tibet" exhibition at the Bayly Art Museum
brings together 108 traditional art objects, including 23 watercolor
tangka paintings, more than a dozen ancient bronze statues, ritual
objects made of gilded silver and bronze, and a set of temple
by Richard Gere Productions and Losel Shedrup Ling (The Loseling
Institute), in conjunction with Oglethorpe University Museum,
"The Mystical Arts of Tibet" captures the essence of the artistic
achievements of both Old Tibet and Tibet-in-Exile, as preserved
under the Dalai Lama's guidance in India and Nepal.
The Jefferson Tibetan Society is housing the monks during their
stay. For information on events, call 980-1752 or 973-1147.