Creating a work of art is an act of generosity, a gift, whose purpose is to relieve suffering.
New York, NY (PRWEB) April 15, 2009
"Creating a work of art is an act of generosity, a gift, whose purpose is to relieve suffering." -Gelek Rimpoche (in conversation with Allen Ginsberg)
Join Gelek Rimpoche, Philip Glass, Francesco Clemente, and Michael Imperioli in a discussion of art, music, drama and meditation and understanding the creative act through the prism of spirituality. This will be a rare opportunity to hear four great artists debate the relevance of art and spirituality to our difficult times.
Gelek Rimpoche was recognized as an incarnate lama at the age of four and was trained by many of the same masters who taught the Dalai Lama. Among the last generation of lamas educated in Drepung Monastery before the Communist Chinese invasion of Tibet, Gelek Rimpoche fled to India and eventually became an American citizen. In 1988, he founded Jewel Heart. He is the author of Good Life, Good Death and The Tara Box. http://www.jewelheart.org
Philip Glass' landmark operas (Einstein on the Beach, Satyagraha) broke new ground and his film scores (Kundun, The Hours, Notes on a Scandal, The Truman Show) were Academy-Award and Golden Globe nominated. He continues to perform his works with major symphonies around the world. Besides his background in composition, he has been a serious student of Indian Music and Buddhism for over 40 years. http://www.philipglass.com
Francesco Clemente's work has been featured in retrospectives at The Guggenheim New York and Bilbao, and his works have been exhibited internationally. He has published many works in conjunction with poets, including John Wieners, Allen Ginsberg, Robert Creeley, and Rene Ricard, and since 1973 he has frequently resided and worked in India.
Michael Imperioli is and actor, writer and director best known for his portrayal of Christopher Moltisanti on the acclaimed HBO series "The Sopranos," for which he won a Best Supporting Actor Emmy Award and was nominated for a Golden Globe. He has appeared in more than 30 films including Scorcese's Goodfellas and has worked for more than a decade on the New York stage. He wrote and executive produced Summer of Sam (directed by Spike Lee). https:// http://www.studiodante.com
About Jewel Heart: Jewel Heart is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization founded in 1987 whose purpose is to support the preservation of Tibetan culture and Tibetan Buddhism.
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