Tibetan Buddhist Arts
Appliqué: (sounds like, ap-li-KAY) Decoration made by sewing cut fabric
pieces onto another piece of cloth.
What do you like doing that is so important you have memorized how to do it?
What kind of art do you make?
Venerable Ngawang is an active member of the Wisconsin Tibet Association; at the time of this writing, he is the current Vice President. This page describes the goals of the Association, and gives a history of how Tibetans came to Wisconsin.
To find a Buddhist center near your community, visit the page Dharma Centers and Organizations in Wisconsin. While most of those listed follow Tibetan Buddhism, you’ll also find Vietnamese, Chinese and Korean Buddhist centers.
The Mandala Project reviews different ways in which teachers worldwide have used the concept of mandalas to teach art, math, history, culture, and science.
Want to see photos of Tibet? Then visit eTravelPhotos/Tibet. Double-click on a photo to make it larger.
The Tibetan Language Audio Guide will let you learn some Tibetan words and hear what they sound like.
Do you know why the Dalai Lama received the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize? Read the Norwegian Nobel Committee’s citation. You can find out what hopes the Dalai Lama has for Tibet by reading his acceptance speech.
Every summer, Tibetans in Chicago, Minneapolis and Madison compete in a soccer tournament. In 2002, the Madison Yakboys won the tournament. Here are photos from their victory party. (You’ll see Ven. Ngawang in some of the photos too!)
Listen to Ven. Ngawang talk about the essence of Buddhism in his native language, Tibetan. A translator repeats his words in English. You can read the English translation by clicking here.
Text written by Jamie Yuenger and Anne Pryor, edited by Anne Pryor.
Map of Tibet used with kind permission of Claude André of the Tibetan Map Institute.
Sources consulted include a tape recorded interview with Venerable Ngawang Chojor by Anne Pryor (8/22/97) and accompanying documentation, resumé provided by Venerable Ngawang Chojor, and description of the Chenrezig sand mandala, provided by Mahayan Dharma Center (1997), with all sources housed at the Wisconsin Arts Board; and these websites: United Nations, The Mandala Project, and Tibetan Festivals.