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An Afternoon of Tibetan Culture

July 25, 2010

UC Berkeley will host an art history lecture and
Tibetan musical performance in conjunction with its Himalayan art exhibit.
UC Berkeley
July 24, 2010

Robert W. Clark, Stanford University
Techung (Tashi Dhondup), Tibetan musician

When: Sunday, August 8, 2010 1:30 PM
UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Address: UC Berkeley 2626 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720
Cost: Free with museum admission.
Phone: 510-642-2809
Website: http://ieas.berkeley.edu/events/2010.08.08.html

Robert W. Clark, Stanford University
Techung (Tashi Dhondup), Tibetan musician

In conjunction with the current exhibit of
Himalayan art at the Berkeley Art Museum ("Realm
of Enlightenment: Masters and Teachers from the
Land of Snows"), an art history lecture and
Tibetan musical performance will be held at the Museum.

Techung will perform traditional and sacred
Tibetan songs accompanied by the damnyen, a
Tibetan stringed instrument, and the lingbu, the
Tibetan bamboo flute. He will also perform his
own compositions. As part of the program, Techung
will discuss music as a way of life for Tibetans
and as a deep expression of Himalayan culture.
Among his several recordings, Techung has
recently released Semshae-Heart Songs, an album
of Tibetan children’s music that he hopes will
“help preserve the Tibetan language and
compassionate culture through children’s music.”

Following the performance, at 3 pm in the Museum
Theater, renowned scholar of Tibetan culture and
language Robert W. Clark will discuss the history
of Buddhism as it spread from India across the
Himalaya and into Tibet, using the significant
cultural and religious objects in Himalayan
Pilgrimage as illustrations. Dr. Clark, who is on
the faculty at Stanford University, is program
director of Tardo Ling, a center for translation
of Tibetan literature. He has published
extensively on Tibetan, Nepalese, and Indian
Buddhist art, history, and culture, and curated
numerous exhibitions of Tibetan and Buddhist art.
Dr. Clark has served as translator in the Private
Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and is
currently working on a major study of Buddhist
culture in Tibet and India in the twentieth century.

Sponsor(s): UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific
Film Archive, Institute of East Asian Studies.
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