Tibet Week 2022
Monday, October 17 – Saturday, October 22
Emory’s Center for Contemplative Science and Compassion-Based Ethics and the Carlos celebrate the return of Tibet Week to the museum. For a complete listing of Tibet Week events, including the construction of the sand mandala of the Akshobhya by monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery, talks on the two new thangka paintings recently commissioned by the museum’s National Leadership Board from master artists at the Norbulingka Institute in Dharamsala, India, daily meditation, and more, visit the Tibet Week webpage HERE.
2022 Tibet Week Programming at the Carlos
Tibet Week Opening Ceremony
Monday, October 17 | Noon
Join us for the opening ceremony in which monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery will begin the construction of the sand mandala of Akshobhya, the unshakeable victor for conflict resolution and peace, which will continue throughout the week.
Construction of the Sand Mandala
Daily, October 17-22 | 10 a.m.
Monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery are in residence constructing the sand mandala of Akshobhya, the unshakeable victor for conflict resolution and peace.
Tibet Week Daily Meditation
Daily, October 17-22 | 5 p.m.
As part of the 2022 Tibet Week celebration, join staff members from Emory's Center for Contemplative Science and Compassion-Based Ethics for daily meditation.
Tibet Week Film Screening: The Great 14th
Monday, October 17 | 7:30 p.m.
The Great 14th: Tenzin Gyatso, The 14th Dalai Lama In His Own Words, an award-winning documentary by filmmaker Rosemary Rawcliffe, features Tenzin Gyatso as both subject and narrator as he presents the full arc of his epic and very public life as the 14th Dalai Lama. Filmmaker Rosemary Rawcliffe will introduce the film.
AntiquiTEA: The Practice of Śamatha Meditation
Tuesday, October 18 | 4 p.m.
Enjoy ginger tea and sweets as Dr. Brendan Ozawa-de Silva, senior lecturer in Emory’s Center for Contemplative Science and Compassion-Based Ethics, discusses a new thangka painting in the museum’s collection of Asian art created over the last two years by master painters at the Norbulingka Institute in Dharamsala, India that depicts the śamatha’s nine stages of the taming of the mind. He will explore the important symbolic and pedagogical meaning in each image of what, at first glance, appears to be simply a monk, an elephant, and monkey, and a hare traveling up a hill. If you prefer to attend this program virtually through Zoom, click HERE.
Tibet Week Program: Dharma Meets Science
Tuesday, October 18 | 7:30 p.m.
Dr. Robin Nusslock, a neuroscientist at Northwestern University, joins monastic graduates of the Emory-Tibet Science Initiative for a discussion about the convergence of science and spirituality, moderated by Dr. Arri Eisen of Emory's Biology Department.
Tibet Week Zoom Lecture: "The Wheel of Life: A Buddhist Visual Pedagogy" by Dr. Sara McClintock
Wednesday, October 19 | 7:30 p.m.
In a Zoom-only lecture titled “The Wheel of Life: A Buddhist Visual Pedagogy,” Sara McClintock, associate professor in the Department of Religion, will “read” a new work in the museum’s collection of Asian art, a thangka painting depicting the “wheel of life,” created in 2021-22 by master painters at the Norbulinkga Institute in Dharamsala, India, a companion to the śamatha thangka. Click HERE to register for this Zoom-only lecture.
Tibet Week Program
Thursday, October 20 | 7:30 p.m.
A panel of experts from healthcare, education, business, and human services explores the challenges, opportunities, and benefits of infusing compassion across their institutions and society at large.
October 21, 2022 | 1 p.m.
Images of lotus flowers can be found in many works of art in the Carlos collections, from the thrones of Buddhist and Hindu deities to elaborately painted Egyptian coffins and carved stone reliefs. Visit the galleries, watch local origami artist Richard Ellison fold lotuses, and learn about what they symbolized to the cultures that created them. Then, create a variety of different paper lotuses using the Japanese paper folding technique, origami. First come, first served, while supplies last. Student Studio is sponsored by the Carlos Museum and the Art History Department. The program, and admission to the Carlos, is always free to Emory students.
Tibet Week Closing Ceremony
Saturday, October 22 | 5:30 PM
Geshe Lobsang Tenzin Negi, PhD discusses the symbolism of the sand mandala of Akshobhya as part of the closing ceremonies for Tibet Week, led by monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery.