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Himalayan Pilgrimage: Journey to the Land of Snows

Lecture on Tibetan Buddhist Art by Robert W. Clark

August 8, 2010; 3:00 p.m.

Museum Theater
A reception will follow

Renowned scholar of Tibetan culture and language Robert W. Clark will discuss the history of Buddhism as it spread from India across the Himalaya and into Tibet. Clark will use the significant cultural and religious objects in Himalayan Pilgrimage as illustrations.

Dr. Clark, who is on the faculty at Stanford University, is program director of Tardo Ling, a center for translation of Tibetan literature. He has published extensively on Tibetan, Nepalese, and Indian Buddhist art, history, and culture, and curated numerous exhibitions of Tibetan and Buddhist art. Dr. Clark has served as translator in the Private Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and is currently working on a major study of Buddhist culture in Tibet and India in the twentieth century.

Co-sponsored by UC Berkeley’s Institute of East Asian Studies.