Lunchtime seminar – 26 April – Tinley Namgyal

April 20th, 2017 by

A lunchtime seminar will be held in the Mond Building Seminar Room, Free School Lane, Cambridge CB2 3RF

Wednesday 26 April 2017, 12.30–1.30

All welcome

Tinley Namgyal

Independent Researcher, Tibet Autonomous Region

The revival of a Milarepa shrine in Tibet: a first hand account

Abandoned during the Cultural Revolution, the holy shrine of Trakar Taso in south-western Tibet was gradually revived in the late 1980s. Linked to the great Tibetan mystic Milarepa (c. 1052 – c. 1135 CE), this site was famous as a pilgrimage destination, a monastery and an early printing house. As such it appears in many historical accounts and its revival has had a huge symbolic significance. In this extra seminar, one of the protagonists of this process will offer an account of his experience as a rare opportunity to explore the interface between Tibetan civil society and the state in the management of Tibetan cultural heritage.