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 20 July at 11:00AM to 1:00PM The Five Movement for Balancing the Five Elements

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.



The mission of Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art is to preserve it's unique collection of rare and sacred artifacts, provide careful stewardship of its historic buildings and gardens, and present the art, culture and history of Tibet to a world audience, educating and inspiring appreciation of Himalayan cultures and fostering better global understanding.


Our vision is to be a living museum, with and without walls, promoting diversity and inclusion, welcoming visitors to our unique and historic hillside site, and bringing the Museum into the community in person and online. As we share the unique culture of Tibet, we strive to make connections between past and present, between Tibet and other cultural heritages, to foster awareness, insight, and appreciation of the commonality of our shared humanity.   


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.


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