Come join us for a night of tea, art, and community!
Anil Thapa, owner of the Lumbini Buddhist Art Gallery will be joining us with
an exclusive collection of Tibetan style art called Thangka.
What is Thangka?
It is a Tibetan painting using ground mineral pigment on cotton or silk and functions as one of the principle meditational tools in Buddhist practice. Usually depicting a central Buddhist deity or teacher surrounded by associated gods and lineage figures, a thangka describes events or myths attributed to important religious teachers, or outlines the blueprint of a particular deity’s realm as a mandala. The viewer accrues merit and makes spiritual progress by meditating on the iconographic imagery associated with the particular Buddhist teaching.
This event is totally free!
The night will begin with tea being served (caffeinated and herbal) while viewing the art, then a brief talk while be given by Anil to help us have a deeper appreciation and understanding of thangka, finally all of the pieces will be available for purchase, which will help support your local tea house and art gallery.
Where: Teance Teashop
1780 Fourth Street
Berkeley, CA 94710