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Buddhism and Art for Beginners

Wednesday, September 5, 2012
7:00 PM–9:00 PM
Free

During this four-part introduction to Buddhism and art, participants will learn about the geography of Tibet and surrounding regions, the life of the historical Buddha, how Buddhism spread and transformed throughout time, and common figures found in Buddhist art. Each session begins with a gallery experience in the Rubin Museum and then a lecture/discussion in the Education Center.
Course Fee:$80, $65 members
No experience necessary. All materials included. Registration is required, as space is limited.
Dominique Townsendis a doctoral candidate at Columbia University, specializing in Tibetan Buddhism and culture. Her work explores the intersections of monastic Buddhism with Tibetan culture and society more broadly, primarily through the arts and aesthetics. In addition to studying Buddhism and Tibetan language in academic contexts, she has also traveled extensively in the Himalayas and lived in Tibetan Buddhist communities.

Cancellation Policy: Requests for cancellation made at least one week prior to the first class will be refunded for the full amount. Requests made within one week and prior to 48 hours before the first class will be refunded for ½ of the total amount paid. Requests made within 48 hours of the first class will not be refunded.


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