Sky Dancer – Sky Dancer is a film about the daily life and teachings of one of Tibet’s great female masters. In a world where ethnic and political tensions are driving people apart, we are transported to a community where Tibetan and Chinese students study together and are treated as equals. The film is an inside look at Khandroma Kunzang Wangmo, an extraordinary woman who is a living example of wisdom and compassion in a world that so often seems to be lacking genuine examples of both. The Film will be followed by a tour of the Collection of Walter Meuly as part of the Open House NY events.
Celebrate Halloween a few days early at the Tibetan Museum. Please join us for an afternoon of arts and crafts where children can make their own Tibetan Masks, Prayer Flags, and Bracelets, and enjoy the festive fall decorations at the Museum. Free for Children, $6 for adults.
Angry Monk –This documentary is the story of “modern” Tibet, encapsulated by a monk in the early 20th century. Feeling constrained, Gendun Cheophel (1903-1951) broke out of Tibet and traveled in India, bringing his experiences and ideas home to his people through his writings and painting. Choephel was ahead of his time, a prototype for critical thinking in his society at a time when Tibet was torn between Buddhist traditions and modern demands.
Please join us for an afternoon of traditional Tibetan music and dance by EX-TIPA, a group of musicians and dancers trained at the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts and now living in NYC.
The Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA) is one of the pioneering cultural institutes established through the vision of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. The institute was founded on 11th August 1959, registered under the society Act XXI of 1860 Government of India. Based in Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh (India), the institute aims to preserve and promote Tibetan musical heritage and associated arts.
Classified as one of the key components of the traditional “five minor sciences”(Rik ne Chungwa Nga), dance and music are integral parts of Tibetan culture and tradition. The lessons and training provided at the institute include the comprehensive and undiluted transmission of traditional folk dance from Tibet’s three provinces of Dotoe, Domed and Utsang. The institute also carries forth the lesson and training in the tradition of Ache Lhamo or Tibetan opera. Furthermore, the students are also taught in traditional folk instruments and songs from Tibet’s different region. Highly trained and polished, the professional artistes of the institute serve as cultural ambassadors of Tibetan diaspora.
This event is sponsored is a program of the Museum’s Cultural Immigrant Initiative sponsored by Councilmembers Steven Matteo, Joseph Borelli, and Debi Rose.
Join us for a Holiday Sale – Vendors from Sherpa Village, Norhla Gifts, and Mountainside Craft will be on-hand selling Tibetan jewelry, statues, scarves, and other unique items.
2pm – 6pm.
Crazy Wisdom – This film explores the wisdom of the arrival of Tibetan Buddhism in America through the story of Chogyam Trungpa, the brilliant “bad boy of Buddhism” whi fled his homeland during the Chinese Communist invasion. Trungpa arrived in the US in 1970 and legend has it that he said to his students, “Take me to your poets.” Trungpa eventually become known for translating ancient Buddhist concepts into language and ideas that Westerners could understand, while shattering all preconceived notions about the way an enlightened teacher should behave. Judged harshly by the Tibetan establishment to begin with, Trungpa’s teachings are now recognized by Western philosophers and spiritual leaders, including the Dalai Lama, as authentic and profound.
Buddhism For Daily Living
When you develop inner peace, it means no matter what sort of environment you are in, your mind is calm. – H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama.
In a world filled with fear, intolerance, violence and therefore a lack of peace of mind, Buddhism for Daily Living serves as practical advice for living a more peaceful, meaningful, and enriching life. Geshe Pema Dorjee, a devout follower of The Dalai Lama, explains how to develop the qualities necessary for developing this ideal.
Since 1997, Geshe Pema Dorjee has lectured and taught in countries around the world, including Sweden, England, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, Finland, Norway, France, Estonia, and Israel. Each year since 2009, Geshe Pema Dorjee has lectured and taught courses in the United States, including New York, Cambridge, Minneapolis, Portland, and San Francisco. He has taught several times at the Tibetan Museum.
Geshe Pema Dorjee was born in Tibet. After escaping with his family from the invading Chinese, he moved to Dharamsala, India where he attained an undergraduate degree and two Masters degrees in Buddhist Philosophy. For the next 16 years, he dedicated himself to the Tibetan Children’s Village School where he began as a teacher and then became Principal and finally the Director of the school.
As a result of further studies in Buddhist philosophy, he was awarded the Geshe degree, the highest degree that can be earned in Tibetan Buddhist education, the equivalent of a Ph.D. (Geshe Pema Dorjee is one of the few Buddhists with a Geshe degree who is fluent in English.) He became Principal of the Tibetan Teachers Training Center and then the first Principal of the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics, now called the College for Higher Tibetan Studies.
In 2001, the Dalai Lama asked him to revive an important part of Tibetan Buddhism, the Bodong tradition, that had fallen into desuetude. Accordingly, Pema Dorjee founded and became Director of the Bodong Research and Publication Center in Dharamsala.
The Tibetan government-in-exile has honored Geshe Pema Dorjee by asking him to undertake various tasks. The Cabinet appointed him to the Higher Level Textbook Review Committee. His Holiness appointed him as a member of the Public Service Commission. The Department of Health appointed him as spiritual counselor to former political prisoners who had been tortured.
Geshe Pema Dorjee has taken on the responsibility of organizing, directing, and raising funds for numerous charitable projects. He helped to establish a Buddhist monastery in Nepal in the Bodong tradition. He is a Trustee of the Bright Horizon Children’s Home, an orphanage in Nepal. He has organized and is directing various social work projects in Nepal and India. These projects include establishing schools; creating a safe house for street children; helping young people in Tibetan refugee camps; introducing toilets, safe water, and modern stoves to Himalayan villages; and providing medical care to the sick and injured in these remote villages.
Join the Tibetan Museum
for a bus trip to
Tsechen Kunchab Ling
Thursday, August 8, 2019
Visit the temple, enjoy lunch, hear a lecture on the Saltmen of Tibet, and enjoy refreshments on the bus back to Staten Island.
$60 per person
Bus departs from the Historic Richmond Town Parking lot at 9:30 AM and will return at approximately 6:30 PM.
Join us on September 15 as we welcome Dr. Jetsun Chime for an Introduction to Tibetan Medicine & Health Benefits of Natural Remedies.
Dr. Jetsun Chime was born into the Gangkar Emchi Family (Doctor Family) of Toe Dingri in Tibet. When she was 4yrs old, she was recognized as the reincarnation of venerable Dakar Jetsun kushab by Nyingma lama Trushik Rinpoche and began her Buddhist study from eight years old, after that she studied the Tibetan medical system of Sowa Rigpa in Mentsekhang (Tibetan medical college) at Dharamsala India.
After her graduation in 1998, she was sent to India, Nepal, Brazil and officially served for five years. She migrated to the USA in 2004 and is currently serving Tibetans, Himalayan-region people and other foreigners in New York through the traditional Tibetan medical system. She was also invited by several Dharma centers and organizations in North America to give health talks. She also helps them to identify their illness through the practices of traditional methods of diagnosis. She has visited other countries to give health talks and introduce traditional Tibetan medical system of Sowa Rigpa through seminars and talks at different platforms.
She has been promoting health awareness and serving health system for more than 19 years through Sorig practice and was elected as the President of Tibetan Women’s Association in NY&NJ from 2015 – 2016
Her office is located at 40-23 76 St., Elmhurst NY, 11373