An Artist’s View of the Second Buddha

Padmasambhava as Guru Drakpo, Tibet, 15th century, Pigment on cloth, 34 ½ x 29 3/8 inches, Rubin Museum of Art

Join us at 6:00 PM Tuesday, February 19, for a talk by Pema Namdol Thaye, a renowned Tibetan painter, who will discuss his perspective on Padmasambhava.

This event is free and open to the public.

Programming for The Second Buddha was coordinated by Associate Professor of Asian Studies Benjamin Bogin through the Skidmore Faculty Scholar Residency, which is co-sponsored by the Center for Leadership, Teaching, and Learning and the Office of the Dean of Special Programs; and the Tang Teaching Museum.

About Pema Namdol Thaye

Pema Namdol Thaye is a painter, sculptor, 3-D mandala specialist, traditional Tibetan architect, author, and art educator. He has won international acclaim as a master of traditional Himalayan arts, and his “extraordinary ability in his field of expertise,” was recognized by the U.S. government awarding him permanent residency in the USA in 2008. In the same year Pema Namdol founded Padma Studios, a multidisciplinary fine art studio in Los Angeles, California.

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