Join us for the very first in our series of monthly festivals of traditional music, performances, visual arts, films and educational programs.
Sunday June 16th, 2 - 9PM
2:30 PM: Mantra Calligraphy workshop with Tamding Arts
3:30: Musical performance by Tamding Arts
5PM: Talk with master photographer, Don Farber
6PM: Love poetry of the Sixth Dalai Lama: Talk with Dr. Nida Chenagtsang
7PM: Tibetan Mantra Healing Concert with internationally acclaimed Tibetan singer Drukmo Gyal Simone Giuliani on piano and Micah Sheiner on guitars.
8PM: Deep into Shambhala: Screening of the Academy Award winning movie featuring a live music performance by the composer Simone Giuliani accompanied by Robbie Angelucci on guitars and Avi Sills on percussion, and special guest Drukmo Gyal on vocals.
Children’s meditation and art programs 2:30 - 5:30pm with Liana Moon.
The Dalai Lama and His People: photography exhibit with photos by Don Farber
Suggested donation of $40
Tamding Tsetan is a multi-instrumentalist/singer, and artist (graphics, tattoo, calligraphy) born in the small village of Widu, in Amdo, Tibet. As a child, he herded his uncle’s sheep across the windswept mountains there. From a young age, he was naturally interested in drawing, painting, and music. In 2002, he made an important decision to escape from Tibet. It took Tamding 43 days to cross the Himalaya Mountains, on foot, in winter. He currently resides in Portland, OR.
Tamding will offer a demonstration and workshop of his Tibetan mantra calligraphy and sing songs from homeland.
His beautiful mantra calligraphy will be available for purchase at Pure Land Farms.
Learn more at tibetantattooink.com
Drukmo Gyal Dakini (འགྲུག་མོ་རྒྱ) was born in the Northeastern part of Tibet into a yogi family where mantra, yoga, and meditation were introduced at a young age. With support from her local Tibetan yogi community and family, she practiced mantras with traditional melodies and in 2008 began singing publicly and touring the world. In 2014 she moved to the West in order to work with Sorig Khang International, one of the largest organizations for Tibetan Medicine in the world, founded by her teacher Dr. Nida Chenagtsang. Since she has been in the West she has produced five albums of Tibetan healing mantras and chants with musicians from all over the world and traveled to over twenty countries to share concerts, public talks, workshops, and courses on mantra, yoga, meditation, and the external healing therapies of Tibetan Medicine. One of the primary focuses of all her activities is to help females to find equality and to help mothers and children to view each other with divinity and compassion through Tibetan spiritual practices.
Drukmo Gyal will offer her melodic healing mantras from the Tibetan medical and Buddhist traditions.
Learn more at www.drukmogyal.com
Simone Giuliani is a music director, music producer, film composer and artist born in Florence, Italy and based in New York and Los Angeles. Simone has worked for the past two decades with an array of international artists: Andrea Bocelli, London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and many more. He wrote the soundtrack of 'Deep Into Shambhala' that won Best Music Award at the 8th China Academy Awards for Documentary Film.
Simone will offer a live performance of the original soundtrack that he composed for "Deep into Shambhala." The concert will be performed during the screening of this extraordinary film.
Learn more at www.simonegiuliani.news
Families, bring your children this father’s day!
Special Tibetan kids program guided by Liana Moon: artist, mom, Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhist practitioner and mindfulness coach for children and adults. Liana will lead the Pure Land kids and their parents in a series of creative meditations in our cozy traditional Mongolian yurt. Programs include:
Awareness: shamatha meditation practice for children of all ages with “Magic Forest” art game.
Creation: Lotus origami art meditation for children (ages seven and up) and their parents
Connection: Buddha art meditation for kids of all ages and their parents.
Learn more at www.lianamoon.art
June 16th marks the final day of our photography exhibit entitled ‘The Dalai Lama and His People’ featuring twenty one extraordinary photographs of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan people, and their unique culture. Master photographer Don Farber will be present to show his work and share his experiences of photographing the Dalai Lama and Buddhism in Asia and America over the past four decades.
Learn more at www.buddhistphotos.com