About this event
Tibetans regard every syllable of their language as sacred, imbued with the power to liberate beings from suffering. The sheer reverence with which Tibetans hold their language has been a defining characteristic of this civilization on the world’s highest plateau. This exhibition, which takes its title from a 13th century Tibetan poem, was curated by doctoral student Patrick Dowd. It features sacred scriptures, calligraphy, and numerous other powerful textual objects gathered from three continents and five countries, all representative of the epic, beautiful and ongoing story of the Tibetan culture of language and letters.
The exhibition opening will feature reflections on Tibetan language and its historical and continued importance to global culture.
Organized by the Himalaya Program (https://himalaya.arts.ubc.ca), and co-sponsored by Tsengdok Monastery, the UBC Department of Asian Studies, The Liu Institute for Global Issues, and the Tibetan Cultural Society of British Columbia.