A worthwhile collection of Tibetan art in Newark -- that in itself to most will seem like the ultimate oxymoron.  As one friend wrote to me, "I thought Newark was a cultural wasteland."  Wrong.  At least not within the wall of the Newark Museum where a very dynamic curator has reinstalled the Tibetan galleries, striking … Continue reading TIBETAN WORKS IN NEWARK


Museums just love sand mandalas --  and every time I see Tibetan monks streaming brightly colored sand into intricate patterns surrounded by people like me snapping photographs I wonder: what are they doing here? Part of me feels strongly that, if a public museum is going to host a Tibetan Buddhist ritual, then it should … Continue reading SACRED RITUALS — SECULAR SPACE