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WELCOME TO

A Sanctuary 
in the City

Situated on a hilltop with commanding views of the Raritan Bay, The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art is an uncommon find in the tri-state area. The buildings were designed by the founder to replicate Tibetan Buddhist mountain monasteries, in particular, the Potala at Lhasa – the historic seat of the Dalai
Lamas.


The collection consists of several thousand pieces of art primarily from Tibet, Mongolia and northern China dating from the fifteenth century. The collection at JMMTA has been widely acknowledged to be one of the most important collections of its kind in the west.


In addition to our collection, JMMTA offers a wide array of programs to the public -- all at nominal cost to you. We host weekly classes in yoga, tai chi, and guided meditation.  And we offer wide variety of programs and events throughout the year, such as educational activities for school-age children. The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art is in every way a living museum.

Collections
Museum Hours

GEOGRAPHICAL

  • Tibet

  • Nepal

  • Northern China

  • Mongolia

  • Southeast Asia

Wednesday thru Sunday
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

TYPE

  • Sculpture

  • Ritual objects

  • Musical instruments

  • Thangkas (scroll paintings)

  • Furniture

  • Books

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Admisson Tickets
VIDEO

The Jacques Marchais Museum video by Larry Closs.

Introduction to JMMTA

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WHAT TO EXPECT DURING

A Visit to the Museum

The surrounding landscape design, which Marchais named the ‘Samadhi Garden’, features a fish pond, meditation cells, and many plantings native to the Himalayas.  The Museum’s distinctive setting highlights and enhances the experience of viewing the art within.

 

Visitors to the museum will enjoy:

  • Tibetan and Himalayan art and ritual objects on display
     

  • Changing exhibits on Tibetan and Himalayan culture 
     

  • Quiet meditation gardens
     

  • Classes in Tai Chi and Meditation
     

  • Special programs including films, musical performances, lectures and travel talks, traditional Tibetan crafts, family activities and more!

WHAT'S ON

Current Exhibition

Long Life Deities from the Collection, January 2018 – Present Amitayus, the Buddha of Long Life, is one of the most represented figures in the collection of Jacques Marchais.

 

The name of this Buddha in Sanskrit, Amitayus, translates to Infinite Life. Together with White Tara and Ushnishavijaya.   Amitayus is part of a larger group of three Long Life Deities from the Museum’s collection from Tibet, Mongolia, and Qing Dynasty, China.

JMMTA

Upcoming Events

  • Multiple Dates
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    Feb 09, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, 338 Lighthouse Ave, Staten Island, NY 10306
    A gentle, beginner-friendly yoga class, but open to all levels.
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  • Tai Chi with Bob Murphy
    Sat 11 Feb
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    Feb 11, 3:00 PM – Feb 12, 4:30 PM
    Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, 338 Lighthouse Ave, Staten Island, NY 10306, USA
    tai chi with Master Bob Murphy
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  • Feb 12, 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM
    Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, 338 Lighthouse Ave, Staten Island, NY 10306, USA
    In this meditation practice Tibetan singing bowls, gongs and bells guide the listener through the practice which incorporates tactile physical vibrations and frequencies in the healing process.
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  • Feb 12, 12:45 PM – 2:00 PM
    Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, 338 Lighthouse Ave, Staten Island, NY 10306, USA
    In this meditation practice Tibetan singing bowls, gongs and bells guide the listener through the practice which incorporates tactile physical vibrations and frequencies in the healing process.
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  • Feb 15, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, 338 Lighthouse Ave, Staten Island, NY 10306, USA
    a guided meditation through yoga nidra and personal reiki scan
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  • Multiple Dates
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    Feb 16, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, 338 Lighthouse Ave, Staten Island, NY 10306
    A gentle, beginner-friendly yoga class, but open to all levels.
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  • Tai Chi
    Sat 18 Feb
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    Feb 18, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
    Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, 338 Lighthouse Ave, Staten Island, NY 10306, USA
    The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art offers Tai Chi classes. The classes are hosted by Bob Murphy every Saturday at 3:00 PM. Admission is $20/$18 for members. For more information: Contact Bob Murphy at 646-765-4694 or (email) bcm18@yahoo.com.
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  • Multiple Dates
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    Feb 19, 10:00 AM – 11:30 PM
    Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, 338 Lighthouse Ave, Staten Island, NY 10306, USA
    This offering will take place at 10 AM at the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art on the following Sundays: 2/5, 2/19, 3/5, 3/19. Classes run for 1.5 hours. This is a more in-depth approach to Tibetan Yoga based on Dr. Chok's free course...the free course will be conducted at 11:45 this Sunday.
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  • Feb 19, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
    Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, 338 Lighthouse Ave, Staten Island, NY 10306, USA
    Tibetan style Yoga & Meditation with Dr. Chok Tenzin Monlam for mental and physical well-being
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  • Multiple Dates
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    Feb 23, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, 338 Lighthouse Ave, Staten Island, NY 10306
    A gentle, beginner-friendly yoga class, but open to all levels.
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  • Tai Chi
    Sat 25 Feb
    Multiple Dates
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    Feb 25, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
    Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, 338 Lighthouse Ave, Staten Island, NY 10306, USA
    The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art offers Tai Chi classes. The classes are hosted by Bob Murphy every Saturday at 3:00 PM. Admission is $20/$18 for members. For more information: Contact Bob Murphy at 646-765-4694 or (email) bcm18@yahoo.com.
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  • Feb 26, 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM
    Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, 338 Lighthouse Ave, Staten Island, NY 10306, USA
    In this meditation practice Tibetan singing bowls, gongs and bells guide the listener through the practice which incorporates tactile physical vibrations and frequencies in the healing process.
    Share
  • Feb 26, 12:45 PM – 2:00 PM
    Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, 338 Lighthouse Ave, Staten Island, NY 10306, USA
    In this meditation practice Tibetan singing bowls, gongs and bells guide the listener through the practice which incorporates tactile physical vibrations and frequencies in the healing process.
    Share
  • Multiple Dates
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    Mar 02, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, 338 Lighthouse Ave, Staten Island, NY 10306
    A gentle, beginner-friendly yoga class -- open to all levels.
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  • Tai Chi
    Sat 04 Mar
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    Mar 04, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
    Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, 338 Lighthouse Ave, Staten Island, NY 10306, USA
    The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art offers Tai Chi classes. The classes are hosted by Bob Murphy every Saturday at 3:00 PM. Admission is $20/$18 for members. For more information: Contact Bob Murphy at 646-765-4694 or (email) bcm18@yahoo.com.
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  • Multiple Dates
    Buy Tickets
    Mar 05, 10:00 AM – 11:30 PM
    Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, 338 Lighthouse Ave, Staten Island, NY 10306, USA
    This offering will take place at 10 AM at the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art on the following Sundays: 2/5, 2/19, 3/5, 3/19. Classes run for 1.5 hours. This is a more in-depth approach to Tibetan Yoga based on Dr. Chok's free course...the free course will be conducted at 11:45 this Sunday.
    Share
  • Mar 05, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
    Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, 338 Lighthouse Ave, Staten Island, NY 10306, USA
    Tibetan style Yoga & Meditation with Dr. Chok Tenzin Monlam for mental and physical well-being
    Share
  • Multiple Dates
    Buy Tickets
    Mar 09, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, 338 Lighthouse Ave, Staten Island, NY 10306
    A gentle, beginner-friendly yoga class, but open to all levels.
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