Friday, April 4, 2014

Meet Master Painter of Tibetan Sacred Art: Jamyong Singye in Indiana on April 14th

THE ALPHA OMEGA ARTS
Tibetan artist Jamyong Singye visualizes peace with Buddhist iconography
INDIANA---Indiana Interchurch Center hosts artist and former Buddhist monk Jamyong Singye on April 14. Singye is a master painter in the Karma Gardri style of Tibetan art, and served as a Tibetan Buddhist monk for 27 years. His works are in collections worldwide, and his mastery has been recognized by many, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Singye has been faithfully carrying on the Karma Gardri lineage by teaching in the San Francisco area and throughout the world since 1983. A thangka is a painting of a Buddhist deity, done for religious purposes and made according to strict codes of iconography. Virtually all Tibetan art is religious, in the sense that it serves some ritual or spiritual purpose, or it is decorated with religious symbols. For more information, call Indiana Interchurch Center at (317) 755-8400 or visit www.interchurchcenter.org.