Coming Home to Tibet: Book Signing
Himalayan Heritage Meetup
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
6:30 PM–8:00 PM
Join Tashi Chodron, Assistant Manager of Himalayan Cultural Programs, for a gallery tour from 6:30″“7:00 p.m. followed by a reading and book signing of the memoir Coming Home to Tibet by Tsering Wangmo Dhompa.
About the Book
On New Year’s Day, 1994, Tsering Wangmo Dhompa’s mother was killed in a car accident along a highway in India. As a Tibetan forced from her country during the Chinese invasion and a longtime refugee, Dhompa’s mother had longed for many years to return to her homeland but never got the chance before she died.
To honor her mother’s wish to return home, Dhompa, now an acclaimed poet living in San Francisco, embarks on a journey across the globe to her mother’s nomadic village in East Tibet, traveling with a handful of her mother’s ashes. Arriving there, she realizes that her mother had been preparing her for this homecoming her whole life.
Coming Home to Tibet is a daughter’s tribute and poetic memoir to a mother and a homeland, and a story of love, family, refuge, and dreams.
â€‹Ticket Price: $15.00
Member Ticket Price: $13.50