Sunday, September 7, 2008

Bhutanese Monks to Perfrom at Flushing Meadows

In collaboration with the Rubin Museum of Himalayan Art and the Honolulu Academy of the Arts, thirteen monks from the monastery fortress of Trongsa in central Bhutan will perform the mesmeric ritual demon subjugation dances in public spaces in and around New York City.
They'll be at Flushing Meadows Park Sunday, Sept 14, at 2 pm near the Unisphere. Definitely worth checking out. Click here to see the full schedule of places they'll be performing.

And there's an article in the Times about the monks in residence at the Rubin Mueseum:
"For the next four months the monks will live in Greenwich Village and spend their days at the Rubin, on West 17th Street in Chelsea. Twice daily they will perform puja rituals in the museum galleries to safeguard the spiritual well-being of the sacred artworks, which have traveled here for “The Dragon’s Gift: The Sacred Arts of Bhutan,” an exhibition that is to open on Sept. 19."
-James Gross, Prayers at an Exhibition, 09.05.08, NY Times.

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