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Clemente x Gelek Rimpoche

Clemente x 8

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
8:00 PM–9:30 PM

On September 5, 2014 The Rubin opens the first museum exhibition devoted to the extensive Indian influences in Francesco Clemente’s work Francesco Clemente: Inspired by India. To further explore the chief motivations in his life and work, the artist will take to the Rubin stage eight times with eight personalities from very different walks of life. Both artist and guest will bring to the conversation a ‘found object’ that will act as catalyst to a freewheeling conversation. It could roll in any direction…
Ticket includes a post-program tour of the exhibition Francesco Clemente: Inspired by India.

About the Speaker

Born in Lhasa, Tibet, in 1939, Kyabje Gelek Rimpoche was recognized as an incarnate lama at the age of four. Among the last generation of lamas educated in Drepung Monastery, he was forced to flee to India in 1959. As director of Tibet House in Delhi and as a host at All India Radio, he strove to maintain visibility for Tibetan culture, as but by the late 1970’s it was clear that his calling was as a teacher of Western practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism. Francesco Clemente became his student. In 1988, Rimpoche founded Jewel Heart, a Tibetan Buddhist Center and settled in the United States. His Collected Works now include over 32 transcripts of his teachings, numerous articles as well as the national bestseller Good Life, Good Death (2001) and the Tara Box: Rituals for Protection and Healing from the Female Buddha (2004). American Rimpoche, the film about his life, was premiered at the Rubin this past summer. Gelek Rimpoche also presided over the opening of the museum ten years ago, on October 2, 2004.
Image: Clemente with his teacher Gelek Rimpoche