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Opening Reception: Dharma Art
Tibetan master calligrapher Jamyang Dorjee Chakrishar’s unique art reflects his deep devotion to Dharma. Coined “Dharma Art” by the Tibetan Buddhist master Lama Zopa Rinpoche, it is a linguistic dance of Buddhist images and elements — encompassing Lord Buddha’s body, spirit, and mind. Boldly experimenting with a variety of media and styles, his work is constantly evolving. The startling beauty and detail in Jamyang’s work stems from his deep devotion to the teachings of Buddha and his love for the Tibetan language. His calligraphic depictions of Buddhist deities often serve as meditation tools, have been exhibited internationally, and are in private collections worldwide. This is his second solo show at Tibet House US.
Jamyang was born in Lhasa. He later worked as senior official for the Government of Sikkim, India, and the Tibetan Government in Exile. He currently works for an NGO, the Conservancy of Tibetan Arts and Culture, and holds the world record for creating the longest calligraphy scroll. His calligraphy pieces can be found in the private collections of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Lodi Gyari Rinpoche, Richard Gere, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, and many others.