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The Dalai Lama and His People

  • Pure Land Farms 3265 Santa Maria Road Topanga, CA, 90290 United States (map)

Tuesday June 4th, 7PM

The Dalai Lama and His People:

Opening night, photography exhibit (complete exhibit June 4th - 16th)

Join master photographer, Don Farber, as he shares his experiences in having the rare privilege of photographing his Holiness the Dalai Lama over the last four decades.

We are very honored to welcome Professor Robert Thurman to be present with the photographer to introduce these rare photographers and talk about Tibetan culture, Buddhism, and his forty year connection with His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

This talk launches a two week photography exhibit of Don Farber’s work, highlighting rare portraits of the Dalai Lama and the people of Tibet’s high plateau. The exhibit will take place in Pure Land Farm’s Yuthok Ling temple and its accompanying traditional Yangchenma Arts Mongolian yurt, culminating on June 16th with Yangchenma Arts & Music’s Musica Mundi: Tibet — a celebration of the arts, music, and culture of Tibet.

$25 suggested donation

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Photographer Don Farber with HH Dalai Lama

Photographer Don Farber with HH Dalai Lama

Professor Robert Thurman with HH Dalai Lama

Professor Robert Thurman with HH Dalai Lama

Don Farber is a Los Angeles-based photographer and practicing Buddhist who has devoted four decades to documenting Buddhist life throughout Asia and in the West as part of his spiritual practice. His background growing up in Los Angeles and coming of age in the late 1960s and 1970s and his personal devotion to Buddhist teachings has given him a unique angle from which to depict contemporary Buddhist life. He has become well known over the decades for his exquisite photographs of Tibetan, Thai and Japanese monks working and praying in mountain temples, on pilgrimages through snowy forests, begging for alms. 

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Robert A.F. Thurman

A recognized worldwide authority on religion and spirituality, Asian history, world philosophy, Buddhist science, Indo-Tibetan Buddhism, and His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Robert Thurman is an eloquent advocate of the relevance of Buddhist ideas to our daily lives. In doing so, he has become a leading voice of the value of reason, peace and compassion. He was named one of Time magazine’s 25 most influential Americans and has been profiled by The New York Times and People Magazine.Thurman travels internationally lecturing to universities, companies, conferences and think tanks. He is a gifted communicator who can make complex concepts understandable introducing challenging ideas with intelligence and humor in a down to earth and comprehensible way.

Photography Books by Don Farber:

Earlier Event: June 3
Medicine Buddha Monday
Later Event: June 5
Death and Dying