The Cultural Immigrant Initiative

The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art was awarded grant funding to present a series of cultural programs between July of 2017 and June 0f 2018. This Initiative was sponsored by Councilmember Steven Matteo, Councilmember Debi Rose, and Councilmember Joseph Borelli. These programs enabled the Museum to fulfill our mission of presenting the art and culture of Tibet and South Asia to a world audience.

The programs included an Avalokiteshvara Ceremony led by Khenpo Kunga Dhondup of the Pema Ts’al Monastic Institute, two performances by the Sri Lankan Dance Academy of NY, a Winter Break hands-on workshop where kids and adults could make their own prayer flags, a Prayer Flag Ceremony with Khenpo Pema Wangdak, and two performances by the Tibetan musicians trained at the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts.

 Dancers and Drummers from the Sri Lankan Dance Academy of NY. (November 2017).

 Tenzin Donsel rehearsing in the Museum. (June 2018)

 Lama Karma Namgyel before the Fire Ceremony. (April 2018).