Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art Blog

Tibetan Contemporary Artist Tashi Norbu Lectures at the Museum

Please join us on Saturday, March 21st at 2:00 PM for an afternoon talk with Tibetan contemporary artist Tashi Norbu as he speaks about some of his newest works including “The Three Buddhas.” “The Three Buddhas is the realization of the three kayas — Dharmakaya, Sambhogakaya, and Nirmanakaya. These are the three bodies of Buddha’s being or enlightenment. Dharmakaya corresponds with one’s mind, Sambhogakaya with one’s speech, and Nirmanakaya with one’s body. Dharmakaya is the formless body. It is an undifferentiated state of being which we cannot talk about in terms of either confusion or enlightenment.”


The Benefits of Practicing Meditation on a Regular Basis

There are things that we all need to do in our lives that when we think about doing them, we procrastinate. However, once we finally do these things, we feel so much better. For some, meditating on a regular basis is one of those things. We don’t always have the time to meditate or simply put it off. If you have visited the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art for one of its meditation classes and have not been back for a while, we would love to see you again so that you can enjoy the many benefits of meditation.


Tibetan Museum Board and Staff Visits NY Ganesh Temple

January 2015 brought about a Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art Board outing to the Hindu Temple Society of North America, aka the NY Ganesh Temple in Flushing, Queens. […]

Tibetan Art in the Jacques Marchais Museum

Acquired between the 1920’s and 1947, the Jacques Marchais Museum holds one of the oldest collections of Himalayan art in the United States. It is also among the first institutions dedicated to Himalayan Asia in the Western world. The Museum’s collection spans a number of categories and reflects Jacques Marchais’ interest in Tibetan culture, religion, and art. […]

Dalai Lama Visits Jacques Marchais Museum in Staten Island, NYC

The Dalai Lama visited the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art in 1991. The visit to the Jacques Marchais Museum, located in Staten Island, NYC, was a very unique experience. Meg Ventrudo, the director of the museum, briefly discusses the visit to the museum. In this interview, Meg points out […]