Translator: Ridgzin Tingkhye
Friday, November 9
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Cultural Hall
Class fee: $25 Public, $20 Members
Lama Migmar will introduce and describe the Sakya Lamdre Lineage Tree. He painted this thangka at the request of H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Rinpoche and Sakya Monastery. Lama Migmar will explain the complex iconography of the thangka. He worked on the thangka over the course of one year on site at Sakya Monastery, and it was completed in 2010. He will describe the symbolism and placement of subjects in the assembly, and explain their meaning and significance.
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.