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Apr 18

The Sacred Gift: Tradition and Modernity in the Spiritual Art of Nepal

Filed underArts and Poetry, Regions, California, Arizona
Detail from Manjushri by Sukha Raj Tamang, 2010. Gouache on cottong.

Detail from Manjushri by Sukha Raj Tamang, 2010. Gouache on cotton.

With great enthusiasm, the Berkeley Shambhala Center is hosting an exhibition of contemporary paintings. You might remember our exhibit, The Divine Feminine in the spring of 2007. The curator, Siddhartha V. Shah, is back along with Barbara Cook bringing still finer, museum-quality work in a major fundraising event for the Berkeley Shambhala Center.

The Sacred Gift

In an ever-changing world where modernity is sweeping across the planet, some of the richest and most ancient cultures are losing their identities. This is a time of rapid transformation where ancient spiritual traditions must not only be invoked for guidance but also preserved for future generations.

The Berkeley Shambhala Center, in collaboration with curators, Siddhartha V. Shah and Barbara Cook, presents a world-class exhibition of rarely seen traditional and contemporary Nepalese art, inviting visitors and students on an artistic journey through the Tantric Hindu and Buddhist traditions of the Kathmandu Valley. Classical and modern deity forms by Nepal’s most talented artists will present the viewer with imagery that reflects on the rich spiritual and artistic traditions of their culture, as well as the evolution of these traditions in contemporary times. Continue…

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Streetspace Gallery in Berkeley, California
Streetspace Gallery in Berkeley, California
no responses - Posted 02.18.09
Two years ago the Berkeley Shambhala Center (BSC) opened the doors of Streetspace, a store-front, multi-purpose space located in downtown Berkeley, California. BSC has occupied the same second-floor space in a dzong-like building for over thirty years, while remaining virtually invisible to pedestrians and traffic. By ...continue

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