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Art, Creativity and Tibetan Buddhism: A Conversation on Relevance

April 17, 2009

PRWeb
April 15, 2009

Join Gelek Rimpoche, Philip Glass, Francesco
Clemente, and Michael Imperioli in a discussion
of art, music, drama and meditation and
understanding the creative act through the prism
of spirituality. This benefit for Jewel Heart is
at the Great Hall at Cooper Union, 7 East 7th
Street in New York City on May 9, 2009 at 7pm.
Advance tickets are available through Ticket
Central: 212-279-4200: the cost is $25., students
and senior tickets are $20. Reception to follow:
For reception tickets, call 734-994-3387 ext 223

New York, NY (PRWEB) April 15 -- "Creating a work
of art is an act of generosity, a gift, whose
purpose is to relieve suffering." -Gelek Rimpoche
(in conversation with Allen Ginsberg)

Creating a work of art is an act of generosity, a
gift, whose purpose is to relieve suffering.

Join Gelek Rimpoche, Philip Glass, Francesco
Clemente, and Michael Imperioli in a discussion
of art, music, drama and meditation and
understanding the creative act through the prism
of spirituality. This will be a rare opportunity
to hear four great artists debate the relevance
of art and spirituality to our difficult times.

Gelek Rimpoche was recognized as an incarnate
lama at the age of four and was trained by many
of the same masters who taught the Dalai Lama.
Among the last generation of lamas educated in
Drepung Monastery before the Communist Chinese
invasion of Tibet, Gelek Rimpoche fled to India
and eventually became an American citizen. In
1988, he founded Jewel Heart. He is the author of
Good Life, Good Death and The Tara Box. http://www.jewelheart.org

Philip Glass' landmark operas (Einstein on the
Beach, Satyagraha) broke new ground and his film
scores (Kundun, The Hours, Notes on a Scandal,
The Truman Show) were Academy-Award and Golden
Globe nominated. He continues to perform his
works with major symphonies around the world.
Besides his background in composition, he has
been a serious student of Indian Music and
Buddhism for over 40 years. http://www.philipglass.com

Francesco Clemente's work has been featured in
retrospectives at The Guggenheim New York and
Bilbao, and his works have been exhibited
internationally. He has published many works in
conjunction with poets, including John Wieners,
Allen Ginsberg, Robert Creeley, and Rene Ricard,
and since 1973 he has frequently resided and worked in India.

Michael Imperioli is and actor, writer and
director best known for his portrayal of
Christopher Moltisanti on the acclaimed HBO
series "The Sopranos," for which he won a Best
Supporting Actor Emmy Award and was nominated for
a Golden Globe. He has appeared in more than 30
films including Scorcese's Goodfellas and has
worked for more than a decade on the New York
stage. He wrote and executive produced Summer of
Sam (directed by Spike Lee). https:// www.studiodante.com

About Jewel Heart: Jewel Heart is a 501(c)(3) non
profit organization founded in 1987 whose purpose
is to support the preservation of Tibetan culture and Tibetan Buddhism.

Tickets available through Ticket Central
www.ticketcentral.com
(212) 279-4200

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