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meet the artist reception: KONGTRUL JIGME NAMGYEL - jan 18

creativity in actions: KONGTRUL JIGME NAMGYEL - feb 8

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Kongtrul Jigme Namgyel: Creativity in Action

Meet the Artist Reception

Friday, January 18 // 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Cube & Nalanda Gallery // Nalanda Campus // 6287 Arapahoe Avenue

Join Naropa University in celebrating Kongtrul Jigme Namgyel’s exhibition Creativty in Action with a Meet the Artist Reception. The exhibit runs January 18th – March 15, 2019. 

Kongtrul Jigme Namgyel, also known as Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche, was born in the Northern Indian province of Himachel Pradesh into a Tibetan family, the son of Neten Chokling Rinpoche and Mayum Tsewang Paldun. Recognized as an incarnation of Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye, a great scholar and meditation master in 19th century Tibet, he grew up in a monastic environment and received extensive training in all aspects of Buddhist philosophy and practice. In 1989 Mr. Namgyel moved to the United States with his family and in 1990 began a five-year tenure as a professor of Buddhist philosophy at the Naropa Institute. He founded Mangala Shri Bhuti at this time, an organization established with the vision of furthering the wisdom and practice of the Longchen Nyingtik, Khyentse, Kongtrul and Choling lineages. Mr. Namgyel travels widely throughout the world teaching and furthering his own education. Deeply interested in activities that express the natural state of mind for which all meditation aims, Mr. Namgyel admired the work of Kandinsky and Picasso in his first encounters with Western art. Trained in the traditional Tibetan arts of calligraphy, music and ritual dance, he began painting in the mid-1990’s under the guidance of the French abstract expressionist painter Yahne Le Toumelin. Out of all the Western traditions, abstract expressionism caught his attention due to its acceptance of formless technique, which closely mirrors the relaxation of strict discipline found in advanced meditation. He explains, "Like the mind, creativity is a clear mirror that reflects all things. It is not programed or un-programed. It is free of a transfixed or static response."


For more information about the exhibition contact Charmain Schuh at cschuh@naropa.edu or (303) 245-4637. Naropa University welcomes participants with disabilities.  Persons with questions about accessibility or who require disability accommodations should contact Charmain Schuh at cschuh@naropa.edu or (303) 245-4637. 


 

 

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KONGTRUL JIGME NAMGYEL: CREATIVITY IN ACTION

by Naropa University Wisdom Traditions

February 8 // 7:30 p.m.

Nalanda Events Center // 6287 Arapahoe, Boulder, CO

Tickets: $20 Adult/$15 Naropa Faculty & Staff/Students FREE

Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche (Kongtrul Jigme Namgyel) is known for his uncompromising integrity, deep conviction in altruism and insistence that all beings can awaken to their own enlightened nature. Kongtrul Rinpoche descends from a pure lineage of the Dzogpa Chen po Longchen Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Born into a noble dharma family in Northern India, his father was the third incarnation of the great teton Chogyur Lingpa, while Rinpoche's first teacher, his mother, was a great and renowned partitioner. At the age of nine, Rinpoche was recognized as an incarnation of Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye, by Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa.

As a painter, he admires the work of Kandinsky and Picasso. Abstract expressionism caught his attention due to its acceptance of formless technique, which closely mirrors the relaxation of the strict discipline found in advance Meditation.

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EXPERIENCE NAROPA OPEN HOUSE

Friday, February 1 // 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Nalanda Campus // 6287 Arapahoe Avenue

Free & open to all

Naropa University opens its doors to prospective graduate and undergraduate students from across the country and around the world at Experience Naropa – a whirlwind of activity designed to open minds, spark creativity, and begin to create the bonds of community. Tour campus, attend sample classes, and meet students and faculty who are changing the world for the better. Come for the answers to your questions, and stick around for an engaging afternoon full of lively activities and passionate people.

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Learn how mindfulness and contemplative education become a part of our students' daily lives in and out of the classroom. Discover if Naropa is right for you.

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Explore contemplative education first-hand with our wonderful faculty and leave with an understanding of what it's like to attend a Naropa class.

Naropa University welcomes participants with disabilities. Persons with questions about accessibility or who require disability accommodations should contact Martha Husick at 303-546-3548 or at admissionsevents@naropa.edu prior to the event.

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