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Feb 26, 2014

Posted in Past Events

Stitching Buddhas Exhibition, March 1-30, 2014

Stitching Buddhas

The Art of the Dharma in Silk

An Exhibition at An Lac Temple

March 1-30, 2014 (2114 in Tibetan calendar)901 South Saticoy Ave. Ventura, CA

Viewings can be made before during and after regular services and classes – or by (easily made) appointment (further information follows)

A Celebration of the New Year (Losar)
and the Sacred Art of Tibet

Known in Tibetan as göchen thangka (precious-cloth scroll images) or göku (cloth images), these pictures are a patchwork of fine silk satins and brocades.  Thangkas (religious scroll pictures) are generally painted with mineral colors and gold on a cotton canvas and then framed in silk brocade. Long valued by Tibetan Buddhists and Himalayan peoples by the thirteenth century this silk cloth was being used to create religious images of great value, both materially and spiritually.

One of the only westerners trained in the rare Buddhist art of silk appliqué thangkas, Leslie Rinchen-Wongmo is passionate about the preservation and evolution of this cultural tradition. His Holiness the Dalai Lama gave his blessings to Leslie’s work and encouraged her to make images that speak to the spiritual aspirations of people across cultures and religions.

An Evening with the Artist

Friday March 7 @ 7:00-9:00 PM

In a joint fundraising event for the Ventura Buddhist Center and Threads of Awakening, the Center will serve tea and snacks and Leslie will share the one-hour documentary film, Creating Buddhas: the Making and Meaning of Fabric Thangkas, and be available for discussion afterwards. This event is freely offered , donations gratefully accepted!



To make a viewing appointment email: missionanlac@yahoo.com

or call  (805) 659-9751 (English) or (805) 659-9845 (Vietnamese)