An Evening Lecture on Buddha’s Life Story With Nicholas Egan

July 9th, 2014 by studio

Buddha's LifeTibetan Gallery & Studio Presents:

An evening lecture on Buddha’s life story — illustrated by a rare Tibetan thangka from His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s personal collection.

Wednesday July 23rd 7-8:30pm.

 Referencing this amazing thangka from the 1700s, Nicholas Egan will talk about the different stages of Buddha’s path to enlightenment, as well as the scripting on the reverse of the canvas.

Suggested Donation: $20* Attendees will receive a two-sided print of this piece.

On loan from the Dalai Lama Foundation, it is believed this piece was commissioned by the Great Fifth Dalai Lama.  It was part of the 14th Dalai Lama’s personal collection.  This thangka illustrates the life of Buddha.  This piece dates back  to the 1700s and is an excellent example of the Menris style of thangka painting, which continues today at the Tibetan Gallery & Studio.

Nicholas Egan, is a Dharma teacher in the Nyingma tradition, and has a Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies. A student of Anam Thubten Rinpoche and Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, he is known for his clear and accessible teaching style and is the founder of the Advaya Institute. He has been leading pilgrimages to Asia since 2005, and has lead groups to Tibet, Bhutan, Nepal, India, Mongolia, China, and Thailand.

Tibetan Gallery & Studio in Sebastopol is the only place in the world outside of Tibet where you can watch a Tibetan master create a giant ceremonial thangka, known as thanbhochi. The two-story canvas is comprised of 37 Buddhas, deities and teachers.