Tibet and India Buddhist Traditions and Transformations February 8–June 8, 2014 This exhibition singles out two periods when the Buddhist Tibetan tradition drew from outside influences to develop new vocabularies of form. In the eleventh and twelfth centuries, after a period of political and religious disruption, contact with the great monasteries of North India led […]
Hindu-Buddhist Sculpture of Early Southeast Asia, 5th to 8th Century April 14–July 27, 2014 This is the first international loan exhibition to explore the sculptural art produced in the earliest kingdoms of Southeast Asia. From the first millennium onward, powerful kingdoms emerged in the region, embracing much of Indic culture to give political and religious […]
I recently had the privilege of hosting a group of Hartford Seminary graduate students and their professor, Dr. Lucinda Mosher, at the Guhyasamaja Center for an introduction to Buddhism talk. Dr. Mosher will be leading a Religious Diversity Leadership Workshop at the Harford Seminary, June 8 – June 14, 2014 in Hartford, CT. The workshop […]
I’ve heard great things about the recent documentary about the interesting life of Venerable Khen Rinpoche Nicholas Vreeland. He is currently the abbot of Rato Monastery in India, and the Director of the Tibet Center in New York City. The film is touring film festivals in North America. To learn more about it and for […]
We’re just a few weeks away from the long awaited Light of the Path Retreat. Registration for the two week lam rim retreat with Lama Zopa Rinpoche is nearing capacity, so if you’re thinking of attending, register now. This is a rare and marvelous opportunity to spend an extended amount of time with Lama Zopa […]
Instead of buying a wallet made from leather, please consider purchasing one made of an alternative material. For example, Mighty Wallet is made from Tyvek. I have no idea what the environmental impact of producing wallets from Tyvek is, but at least it doesn’t involve the direct killing of cows, lambs, or whatever other animals […]
I initially became interested in Tibet because I enjoyed Tibetan folk songs. Here’s a very short YouTube video of a young school boy from eastern Tibet singing two traditional melodies. To learn more about Tibet’s unique folk music heritage, you’ll definitely want to see Ngawang Choephel’s film Tibet in Song.