Tibet Foundation

Tibet Foundation Day

Nov 20, 2015 at 7:30 PM

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Join us for a fascinating event celebrating 30 years of Tibet Foundation, with a variety of special guest musical performances, including renowned Tibetan singer Ngawang Lodup, and musicians from Mongolia, Tibet and China. Acclaimed academic Ian Baker will also offer a captivating insight into 'Lukhang: The Secret Temple of Tibet's Dalai Lamas' as we look back at 3 decades of service.

Tibet Foundation Day 2015 coincides with the 30th anniversary of the charity, a unique milestone. During the event, which will reflect upon three decades of service in sustaining Tibetan culture, there will be an insightful talk presented by Tibet scholar, author, and National Geographic ‘explorer for the millennium’ Ian Baker, who will illuminate the hidden history and contents of the Lukhang temple, in Tibet’s ancient city of Lhasa. Ian Baker’s illustrated talk will explore the living tradition of the practices depicted in the Lukhang murals in the Himalayas and beyond, their engagement with Western science, and the insights they offer into the ways we see and experience both ourselves and the world. Guest performances will include renowned singer and musician Ngawang Lodup, who recently performed at the O2 arena for His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and has also appeared on BBC Radio 3 and at Womad Festival. A selection of talented performers from China, Mongolia and Tibet will also share their harmonies, and there will be a special announcement on Tibet Foundation’s Gyatoen competition. The evening will include refreshments, and is a free event.

Ian Baker is an anthropologist and independent scholar who works internationally as a consultant and lecturer in environmental and cultural heritage conservation. Since 2013 he has been working as a consultant curator for the Wellcome Collection’s November 2015 exhibition ‘Tibet’s Secret Temple: Body, Mind, and Meditation in Tantric Buddhism’, a project that originated with his book entitled 'The Dalai Lama's Secret Temple: Tantric Wall Paintings from Tibet', and for which His Holiness The Dalai Lama provided extensive commentary. The exhibition centres on life-sized recreations of 17th century wall paintings in Lhasa that previously served Tibet’s Dalai Lamas as visual guides on the path to enlightenment, an highlights aspects of Tibetan Buddhist culture that have long been considered “secret”, their interface with current scientific research, and their potential applications in the world today.

Entry: Free but please RSVP to Tibet Foundation office info@tibet-foundation.org or 020 7930 6001 Refreshments will be available


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Khalili Lecture Theatre
SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London, WC1H 0XG, United Kingdom


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Tibet Foundation
020 7930 6001