Lecturer: Venerable Lama Migmar
Translator: Ridgzin Tingkhye
Saturday, Sept 8th
Time: 1:00 pm- 3:00 pm
Location: Cultural Hall
Class fee: $25 Public, $20 Members
Required Materials: Please bring a mandala offering set of bowls
In a follow-up to the Ngondro series Mandala Offerings class, Ven. Lama Migmar has kindly agreed to lead students in a hands-on workshop on mandala offerings as part of the preliminary practices. This will be a step-by-step instructional workshop to help students with perform the mandala offering in the traditional method during the preliminary practices.
Venerable Lama Migmar was born in Kham (eastern Tibet) and studied Dharma at Kyegu Monastery, the largest and oldest Sakya monastery in the Kham region. He trained extensively in both sculpture and painting, and completed many deity retreats. He was the primary disciple of his master Lobsang Thugje from 1987 to 1993; his master created the statues in His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s residence in Dharamsala. Lama Migmar’s work is featured in Kagyu, Nyingma, and Sakya monasteries throughout Kham; one monastery contains over 100 of his Shitro deity statues. He has lived in India, Nepal and Malaysia, and created extensive artwork in those locations. He came to Sakya Monastery in 2007, and is Sakya Monastery’s resident artist. He has recently completed a thangka of the Sakya Lamdre lineage. Currently he is working on other Buddhist paintings and can be commissioned to create thangkas, statues, and deity masks for Buddhist practitioners.