This exhibit chronicled about a year in the life of the Tibetan community of Philadelphia. It offers a glimpse of their commitment to that community and to their culture: coming together annually to publicly call for Tibet’s autonomy and deliverance from oppression; celebrating the Dalai Lama’s birthday and Tibetan New Year through ritual and games; honoring ancestral traditions and the struggles of those in Tibet through the monthly practice of Lhakar and the weekly teaching and learning of Tibetan language, songs and dances at Tibetan Sunday School. It shares, too, how Tibetans, on a daily basis, pay respect to the Buddha and the Dalai Lama in the privacy of their homes.
Exhibit Opening Celebration
4:00pm to 6:00pm
April 11, 2016
Exhibit Closing Date
***Co-curated with the Tibetan Association of Philadelphia.