TIBETAN MUSEUM YEAR IN REVIEW

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you a very happy and healthy holiday from the Board and Staff of the Tibetan Museum. We are encouraged by your continued support of the Museum and we thought you would like to see what your donations have helped us accomplish in 2016.
February. In February the Museum celebrated Losar, the Tibetan New Year with a film screening and with a display of a traditional Losar costume donated to the Museum by Gelmu and Lakpa Sherpa. The costume belonged to Lakpa’s grandfather.

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March. Tibetan contemporary artist Tashi Norbu visited the Tibetan Museum during Asia Week and shared some of his new works with our visitors.

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April. On April 29th, the Museum board, staff, and members of the community were pleased to welcome His Holiness Sakya Trizin to the Tibetan Museum. After a luncheon, His Holiness shared with us his views on the relationship between Buddhism and the Environment. He also studied several items in the Museum’s collection.

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May. Professor Paul Hackett Spoke About Theos Bernard – The White Lama. Theos Bernard was a contemporary of Jacques Marchais. She had several of his books in her original library and the museum still has them today.

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June. Each June, it is our pleasure to host Musical Chairs Chamber Ensemble at the Museum.

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July. We welcomed Tulku Jamyang who spent an afternoon speaking with us about Buddhism in today’s world. We also celebrated our annual Tibetan Twilight and heard traditional Tibetan music led by Sonam Rinzin.

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September. Namaste! Our travel group headed to India where we visited many historic sites in Mumbai, Udaipur, Jaipur, Pushkar, Varanasi, Delhi, and Dharamsala. We met our colleagues at the Tibet Museum, The Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, and Tibet House, Delhi. It was a trip filled with laughter and learning.

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October. October was a very busy month, we were pleased to partner with our friends at the Staten Island Museum on a great exhibition: Infinite Compassion –Avalokiteshvara in Asian Art, we welcomed Ngawang Tenzin who showed his film, Tibet in Song, and calligraphy artist, Tashi Mannox, demonstrated his art.

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November. The Museum welcomed Paul Larson, Michael Hansen of Mountain Lake PBS, and Dholak and Tsering Phuntsok, Tibetan artists who were featured in the film. After a screening of Arts In Exile, Michael and Paul shared their experiences in making the film, and Tsering shared with us the importance of preserving traditional Tibetan art forms such as thangka painting.

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All of these programs are made possible with you continued support. Please take this opportunity to renew your membership by clicking here. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you in 2017!