The Art of Enlightenment:
Tibetan Cultural Day Fest
Join us for a day filled with vibrant colors, captivating ritual, and the rich traditions of Tibet! The Art of Enlightenment: Tibetan Cultural Day Fest is an in-person event that will take place at the Sonoma Valley Woman's Club in Sonoma, CA, USA. Immerse yourself in the beauty of Tibetan culture as we celebrate their unique art, music, ritual, and spirituality.
The day will be broken into three unique events. You can attend the whole day, or just one or two!
Paint Like a Monk
With Lama Tashi Norbu, 9:30am-12:30pm, $108
Join us for a transformative and enlightening three-hour painting workshop led by the venerable Tibetan Buddhist Lama, Tashi Norbu. Renowned for his mastery of both traditional Thangka and Contemporary Art, Lama Tashi Norbu offers a unique opportunity to blend worlds of art and spirituality on a single canvas.
During this workshop, Lama Tashi will guide you on a journey of self-expression and mindfulness, drawing on his rich artistic background and spiritual insights. Participants will have the privilege of learning ancient Tibetan painting techniques while exploring their inner creativity.
As you immerse yourself in this sacred artistic practice, you will also receive profound insights into Tibetan Buddhist philosophy and symbolism, enriching your understanding of this ancient culture. Lama Tashi’s teachings and artistic guidance will help you infuse your artwork with deeper meaning and intention.
Whether you seek to express your spirituality through art, enhance your painting skills, or simply find a serene space for self-discovery, this workshop with Lama Tashi Norbu promises to be a transformative and unforgettable experience under the guidance of a true master.
Some painting experience recommended. Supply list will follow registration.
Art, Sound & Stillness: A Spiritual Odyssey
A Live Painting and Sound Healing Experience with Lama Tashi Norbu
and Teitzah Karys, Robert Young and Lisa Willett
Saturday, November 25, 3:00-5:00PM, $54
Embark on a profound journey of the senses as we bring together the extraordinary talents of Tibetan Buddhist Lama Tashi Norbu, the soothing resonance of sacred instruments and the deep relaxation of Yoga Nidra in a truly transformative event.
The venerable Tibetan Buddhist Lama Tashi Norbu, accomplished fine artist, will take center stage to create a live painting masterpiece. His brushstrokes will be infused with spiritual intention, and his artistic process will be a meditation in itself, offering you a glimpse into the intersection of art and spirituality.
As you immerse yourself in Lama Tashi Norbu’s live painting demonstration, you’ll be soothed by the enchanting sounds of sacred instruments like Tibetan singing bowls, gongs, chimes and percussion instruments arranged by Teitzah Karys and Robert Young. These harmonious vibrations will wash over you, resonating and guiding you into a state of deep relaxation and inner harmony.
The journey continues with a session of Yoga Nidra, a yogic practice known as “yogic sleep.” Led by Lisa Willett, you’ll be gently guided into a state of profound relaxation, where you can release tension, rejuvenate your spirit and connect with your inner self on a profound level.
“Art, Sound and Stillness” is more than an event; it’s an exploration of the human spirit through the mediums of art, sound and meditation. It’s an opportunity to witness the creation of a sacred masterpiece, to experience the healing power of sound, and to find inner peace and stillness within yourself.
Don’t miss this unique and transformative event that promises to awaken your senses, nourish your soul and leave you with a profound sense of inner serenity and inspiration. Join us for an afternoon of art, sound and stillness that will linger in your heart and mind long after the canvas is complete.
Mystical Echoes: Tibetan Chants & Rituals
With Lama Tashi Norbu and Tibetan Monks
Saturday, November 25th, 6:30-8:30pm, $15
Join us for “Mystical Echoes: Tibetan Chants and Rituals,” a captivating demonstration and performance that will immerse you in the timeless traditions of Tibet. Lama Tashi Norbu, a luminary in both the spiritual and artistic realms, will lead the assembly of monks in an awe-inspiring display of traditional Tibetan chants and rituals.
As you enter the venue, you’ll be immersed in the mesermerizing art of Lama Tashi Norbu and traditional Tibetan prayer flags, transporting you to the heart of the Himalayas. Chai and traditional Tibetan delicacies will be available for purchase.
The performance will commence with the deep resonance of traditional Tibetan chants and ritualistic instruments that have been passed down through generations. These sacred expressions are not only beautiful, but also carry profound spiritual significance, offering a glimpse into the rich tapestry of Tibetan culture and spirituality.
Throughout the evening, Lama Tashi Norbu and the monks will share insights into the meanings and symbolism behind their chants and rituals, providing a deeper understanding of the practices that have sustained Tibetan Buddhism for centuries.
“Mystical Echoes” is a rare opportunity to witness the living heritage of Tibetan Buddhism and to experience the power of collective meditation and spiritual unity. Whether you are a seasoned practitioner or simply curious about these ancient traditions, this event promises to be a profound and unforgettable evening that will resonate in your heart long after the chant has faded. Join us for a journey into the mysticism of Tibet and allow the echoes of this spiritual performance to linger in your soul.