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. Exhibition curated by Tashi Lhunpo Monks, David Spicer, Sarah Sturdy, Georgina Cranston and Kelkhang Rinpoche.
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
Our speakers consider how reframing and re-contextualising post-colonial histories through photography and archival activation may promote remembering, dialogue and reconciliation in East Africa.
28 October 2019
From the Arctic to the Antarctic via the Sahara and the Central Lakes of Africa, these watches were used by almost all the well-known explorers of the period including Joseph Thomson, Ernest Shackleton and Col. P Fawcett.
4 November 2019
To celebrate the support that the Heritage Lottery Fund has given to enable our work, we are pleased to invite you to a celebratory afternoon.
25 November 2019
This display reflects the extraordinary kaleidoscope of Newby’s life and times: seaman, soldier (prisoner of war), fashion buyer, travel writer, photographer and first travel editor of a national newspaper.
6 December 2019
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