Sept 4th thru Nov 8th
2015 is TCEF’s 20th anniversary of service to the Tibetan community. To celebrate and continue our mission to educate and spread awareness of Tibet and Tibetan culture, TCEF is presenting an exhibition on Tibetan Healing through Art at the Holter Museum in Helena. The event has many dimensions, all celebrating Tibetan culture.
Living Mandala – A Compassion Mandala, projected on the floor and wall with images added and withdrawn as participants are guided step by step through the tantric process to the center of the geometric construct, the Living Mandala. There will be guided walk throughs scheduled throughout the week and weekends. Call the Holter for the schedule. 442 -6400
Tibetan Medical Text Thangkas and Tantric Thangkas – there are 17 medical text thangkas in brocade for this exhibition.
Photography by Jeff VanTine – Breathtakingly beautiful large format images from Zanskar, the TCEF 2014 Service Trip. These images trip will place the audience immediately into the landscape and context of Tibetan culture in the NW Himalayas.
Tibetans in Exile – Sept 11, 5:30-7:30 at the Myrna Loy, Helena – a photographic exhibition of Tibetans in Exile by Valerie Hellermann and Shelly Saunders. TCEF executive director Karma Tensum will give a brief talk, Being Tibetan,highlighting the political and emotional challenges of life as a Tibetan in Exile.
Tibetan Healing – Sept 19, 10:30 am. Dr Kalsang Wangyal a well respected Tibetan Doctor trained at the Mentse Khang in Dharamsala, India will give a talk on Tibetan Medicine. In addition he will walk through the iconography of the medical thangkas.
Vanishing Tibetan Nomads – Sept 26, 10:30 am. A visual presentation by Breton Schwatzenbach recipient of theUnique Intellectual Adventure Grant. Brenton spent a year living and documenting the life of the Tibetan nomads living in the Changtang and Rupsha areas of Ladakh and Zanskar, on the Tibetan borders of the NW Himalayas.
Family Day – Sept 26. TCEF supporter Mary Kitchen will guide children through a “Trip to Meet Tibetan Children” at the Holter. She is preparing images, airline tickets and “passports” (which will get stamped) Hands on fun, paint a MANI STONE, an art project for kids. Serving traditional Tibetan kopsi and chai. 442-6400 for more info
Politics of Tibet – Oct 10, 10:30 am. A panel discussion with Ven. Rinpoche, Karma Tensum and Valerie Hellermann. Co sponsored by the Montana Human Rights Network