Tibet Week

MONDAY, MARCH 20 - SATURDAY, MARCH 25
 
The 17th annual Tibet Week opens Monday, March 20 and offers a week long look at Tibet in the 21st century, talks about Tibetan and other Buddhist art in the Carlos collection, and the creation of the sand mandala of White Tara by monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery.
 
Monday, March 20 | Noon | Opening Ceremony
1 - 5 pm | 
Mandala Sand Painting Live Exhibition | White Tara
5 pm  | 
Guided Compassion Meditation 

7:30 pm
In Search of Home: Tibetan Migration in the Diaspora
Tibetan lawyer and LLM graduate of Emory Law School Tsering Choeden speaks about the effects of the Tibetan diaspora. She will be joined by Dr. Bruce Knauft, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Anthropology, for a discussion and Q & A session. James Wynn will moderate.
 
Tuesday, March 21
10 am -  5 pm
Mandala Sand Painting Live Exhibition – White Tara
5 pm 
Guided Compassion Meditation
6:30 pm
Ellen Gough of Emory's Department of Religion discusses four different images of the Buddha in the South Asian Gallery, Level One
7:30 pm
Tibet in the 21st Century: The Middle Way Approach
Penpa Tsering, representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to North America and former Speaker of the Tibetan Parliament, speaks about current political policy and the opportunities and challenges surrounding the future of Tibet.

Wednesday, March 22
10 am - 5 pm 
Mandala Sand Painting Live Exhibition – White Tara
5 pm
Guided Compassion Meditation
7 pm  
Education of Heart and Mind: The Dalai Lama’s Vision for Education in the 21st Century 
This panel discussion will include Geshe Lhakdor, Director of the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives; Dr. Barbara Dunbar, developmental psychologist; and Dr. Chuck Raison, Shannon Chair for Healthy Minds, Children & Families at the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Lobsang Tenzin Negi will moderate.
 
Thursday, March 23

10 am - 5 pm
Mandala Sand Painting Live Exhibition – White Tara
4-5 pm
AntiquiTEA
Enjoy afternoon tea as Tara Doyle of Emory's Department of Religion discusses a 15th century image of the goddess Lhamo, protector deity of Tibet.
5-6 pm
Guided Compassion Meditation
(Canon Chapel Room 106: March 23rd only)
7:30 pm
Two Women Luminaries of Tibet
MESAS lecturer Tsepak Rigzin will speak on two influential women leaders of Tibet—one political and one spiritual—and their legacy today. Geshe ma Namdol Phuntsok, one of the first twenty Tibetan nuns to complete the geshe degree in Tibetan Buddhist philosophy, will join for a discussion. Dr. Tsetan Dolkar will moderate.

Friday, March 24

10 am - 5 pm
Mandala Sand Painting Live Exhibition - White Tara
5 pm
Guided Compassion Meditation

Saturday, March 25

Noon - 2 pm
Tibetan Sand Painting for Families
After speaking with the Drepung Loseling monks about the imagery in the White Tara mandala, both adults and children can try their hand with Tibetan chak-purs and colored sand to create a sand painting. Free for Carlos Museum members; $10 for non-member adults, $8 for children ages 6 to 16, free for children 5 and under. Includes admission to the galleries. Registration is required: carlos.emory.edu/sandmandalas
2 pm
Geshe Lobsang Tenzin Negi discusses The Significance of Female Buddhas in Tibetan Buddhism, followed by the closing ceremonies and dismantling of the sand mandala of White Tara.

Unless otherwise noted, events take place in Ackerman Hall on Level Three of the Carlos Museum and are free and open to the public.
 
Tibet Week 2017 is made possible through the generosity of the Emory-Tibet Partnership, the Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory College, the Joni Winston Fund, the Hightower Fund, Loseling Monastery, Inc., and the Dalai Lama Trust.