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Kamran Asdar Ali, Director WCH 4.132, Mailcode G9300, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-3550

AIM South Asia- Teacher Training Workshop on Tibetan Buddhism

Sat, January 12, 2013 • 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM • Meyerson Conference Room, Will C. Hogg Bldg. (WCH 4.118)

This workshop is designed for K-12 educators, in conjunction with the exclusive presentation of Tibetan Buddhist art at The Blanton Museum of Art. The exhibit explores therich art and religion of this fascinating region through five mandalas and three thangkas dating from the 15th to 20th centuries. Originally used to explain Buddhist teachings to early nomadic Tibetans, thangkas are meticulously detailed hanging scroll paintings on silk that also serve as meditation aids in Buddhist ritual practice. Mandalas are elaborate, intricate circular diagrams reflecting a sacred, idealized universe.

UT faculty, who have particular research and teaching expertise, will present on the topic of Tibetan Buddhism and art. The day will conclude with an in-depth tour of thecurrent exhibition, "Into the Sacred City: Tibetan Buddhist Deities From the Theos Bernard Collection." Participants also will have the opportunity to view the on-site creation of a 5-foot sand mandala in the museum’s Rapoport Atrium by monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery, and attend a lecture on the significance of the sand mandala.   

The workshop is limited to 25 participants who will be chosen on a first come first serve basis. Attendance is free of charge to all teachers, but pre-registration is required.

Attendees will receive:

• Professional Development Hours (CPE)

• Teacher materials

• Lunch and other refreshments

To Register and for more information on the workshop please contact:

Rachel Meyer
Senior Program Coordinator
South Asia Institute

rachelmeyer@austin.utexas.edu

Sponsored by: South Asia Institute and the Blanton Museum


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