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Tibetan Buddhist monk reviews symbolism in Tibetan art Wednesday at San Juan Ridge

Tibetan Buddhist monk Geshe Tsultrim gives a talk Wednesday at the North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center.
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The North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center presents an intimate evening with Venerable Geshe Lobsang Tsultrim (Geshe-la) at 7 p.m. Wednesday, including an in-depth explanation of the symbolism found in thangkas and other Tibetan art.

Geshe Tsultrim is a Tibetan Buddhist monk of the Gelugpa order born near Amdo the eastern region of Tibet.

“Geshe” is a degree that is earned after many years of intensive study and completing the highest-level exams at monastic institutions of higher learning.

The honorable Geshe Degree is often compared as the monastic equivalent of a western “Ph.D.” degree with approximately 25 years of study.

Having successfully completed studies in both sutra and tantric Buddhist universities, Geshe Tsultrim is considered an expert in Buddhist philosophy and a skilled monastic artist, specializing in traditional Tibetan art and the preservation of traditional arts of Tibetan culture.

Geshe-la teaches philosophy and art programs to individuals, organizations, churches, universities, schools and cultural events around the planet.

In addition to his native Tibetan language, Geshe-la converses eloquently in English and Chinese.

Geshe-la travels globally offering discourses on philosophy, dharma talks, creating sand mandalas and conducting thangka, mandala and painting workshops.

Please feel free to bring Tibetan art from your own collection to ask questions about it.

Tickets for this event, $18 member/advance, $20 door, are available at BriarPatch, Mother Truckers, and online at http://www.northcolumbiaschoolhouse.org.

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