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In Celebration of Tibetan Year 2142: Year of the Wood Sheep

Thursday, February 26th 2015 to Friday, April 3rd 2015

An exhibition of Tibetan art and artifacts from the Sacred World Art Collection, the Northern California Tibetan Community, and the Graduate Theological Union Special Collections. The exhibition also includes a full Tibetan Shrine, unique Tibetan objects, and Thankas on loan from Jamyang Lama of the Tibetan Culture House.  Several activities are scheduled to coincide with the exhibition:

Thursday, February 26 at 3 pm,Venerable Thepo Rinpoche, the 8th Thepo Tulku, will give a short talk on the exhibit.  The talk will be followed by Tibetan New Year Auspicious music by well-known Tibetan Music Master Mr. Tsering Dorjee Bawa at 3:30 pm in Henry Mayo Newhall Plaza in front of the library.

Wednesday, March 11 at 7 pm, Thepo Tulku will talk on “Life as Sacred Text: The Life and Times of a Tibetan Buddhist Monk” at the annual Sacred Text Lecture in the GTU Dinner Board Room, 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley. A reception at 6:30 pm precedes the lecture.

Celebration of the Tibetan New Year, Losar, which follows a lunar calendar, begins on February 19. In the Tibetan calendar, an element (this year, wood) is combined with an animal (this year, sheep), resulting in 2142, Year of the Wood Sheep.