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Sacred Lands, Ancient Traditions: A Spiritual Continuum

Phototalk by Jon Ortner

Wednesday, May 30, 2012
8:00 PM–9:30 PM

Ticket includes a guided exhibition tour of Gateway to Himalayan Art and the Tibetan Shrine Room from 6:15-6:45.
From the world’s highest mountains to the world’s oldest city,Jon Ortner’s photography presents unprecedented views of Varanasi on the Ganges River, the artistic and architectural masterpieces of the Newar in the Kathmandu Valley, and the lost cities of Myanmar.

Explorer, author and photographer Jon Ortner has retraced the journeys of holy men and shamans for two decades, travelling thousands of miles through Asia’s awe-inspiring topography. Ortner, having received rare permissions, was allowed access to religious sites and rituals few westerners have seen. The compelling factual and mythological narratives that accompany these haunting photographs trace the evolution of Hinduism and Buddhism and provide a unique insight into the many varied cultures of the region.
On sale and signed by the author:
Where Every Breath Is A Prayer: A Photographic Pilgrimage Into the Spiritual Heart Of Asia. ($50.)
Angkor: Celestial Temples of the Khmer Empire($100.)
Buddha ($30.)