Divinity in syllables – Tibetan Calligraphist Jamyang Dorjee’s exhibition

Artist with Principal ‘The art of calligraphy once thought to be dead or dying, with the onslaught of high-tech means, is here to stay.’ so stated W. Lotus in the Hindustan Times, on August 14, 2014 regarding Jamyang Dorjee’s Dharma Art exhibition in the Indian capital.

Immediately on the heels of New Delhi, Jamyang Dorjee was at the Dalai Lama Institute for Higher Education, Bangalore on August 18 and 19 at the request of the Institute. The Dalai Lama Institute offers a BA (Hons) degree in Tibetan Language and Literature in collaboration with University of Mysore. Jamyang Dorjee’s calligraphy exhibition and his subsequent interactive sessions on ‘My Journey into Tibetan Calligraphy’ and ‘The Art of Communication’ were themselves journeys into ‘possibilities’ and relevant ways of promoting and preserving Tibetan culture. Apart from awakening the minds and tickling palms, Jamyang Dorjee further enriched the Institute by donating the 25 exhibits of his Calligraphy work to the Institute. His works represent an inspirational blend of tradition and modernity – truly a new Tibetan Calligraphic Art form-Divinity in syllables.

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