Photo credit: Tashi Lhunpo Monastery UK Trust
23 October 2019 - 30 October 2019
Open Monday to Friday 10.00am-5.00pm. Saturday and Sunday 10.00am- 4.00pm.
Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR
A photographic exhibition leads the visitor through the magnificent landscape of Tibet into the heart of Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, where the monks will be making a Sand Mandala.
The mandala is one of the most important symbols in Tibetan Buddhism, depicting a spiritual realm, generated as an aid for meditation. This intricate example is created by monks out of millions of grains of coloured sand and lies at the heart of a photographic exhibition depicting the sacred land of Tibet. The design is handed down orally by generations of Buddhist masters. It represents the palace of the Buddha, invited to the earthly realm to impart his wisdom; and on the final day it is dismantled and the sand placed in running water to spread blessings throughout the universe.
On 29 October Ian Baker will be exploring the close relationship between the land of Tibet and the sacred realms of Buddhist mandalas. Event information here
An exploration into the close relationship between the land of Tibet and the sacred realms of Buddhist mandalas. Searching for an environmental paradise where geography, imagination and spirituality are intertwined.
29 October 2019
Join us for a special introduction to the Society’s Earth Photo 2019 exhibition, which will include a guided walk-through the exhibition and a focus on the category winners from this year’s competition.
7 August 2019
Alexander tells the fascinating story of Wilfred Thesiger’s classic book, and the inspirations and preparations for Thesiger’s exploration of the Empty Quarter and surrounding deserts.
21 October 2019
Join us for an evening which celebrates the films and film-makers who brought us the first dramatic moving images of Mount Everest.
7 November 2019
A first opportunity to see original archive material, photographs and artefacts from the Society’s newly accessioned Eric Newby Collection.
21 November 2019
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