On Saturday, February 11, 2023 at 1PM Eastern, Leslie Rinchen-Wongmo will be joining us for a virtual lecture on A Journey into Tibet’s Sacred Textile Art.
Registration for this lecture closes on February 9, 2023 1PM Eastern. This registration period is to attend the live virtual lecture on Saturday, February 11, 2023 1PM Eastern, registration to see the recording will be available at a later date.
We recently announced changes to our Virtual Lecture Series process, which among other things includes an exciting update allowing up to 500 members to participate!
A California woman traveled to the seat of the Tibetan government-in-exile in India to manage an economic development fund. In a twist of fate, she ended up sewing pictures of buddhas instead. She ultimately learned that a path is made by walking it, and some of the best paths are made by walking off course.
Leslie Rinchen-Wongmo is an American textile artist, teacher, and author of Threads of Awakening: An American Woman’s Journey into Tibet’s Sacred Textile Art. After attaining masters degrees in urban planning and management from UCLA, curiosity carried her from California to India, where she became one of few non-Tibetans to master the Buddhist art of silk appliqué thangka. Trained by two of the finest living Tibetan appliqué artists, she stitches bits of silk into elaborate figurative mosaics that bring the transformative images of Buddhist meditation to life.