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Tibetan Immigrants
with Anne Pryor and Venerable Ngawang Chojor
Tuesday, July 30, 2002
Tibetan Sand Mandala
Venerable Ngawang Chojor has been a Buddhist monk since the age of 13. He was trained at Namgyal Monastery, the private monastery of the Dalai Lama in Lhasa, Tibet, and has become an expert in creating colored sand mandalas. Ngawang s recognized locally and internationally for his talents. He has a featured role in the film, "Seven Years in Tibet." He also performs ritual dance and designs Tibetan clothing and temple decorations, dolls, masks, hats and applique.

Annie Pryor (PhD, Anthropology, UW-Madison) is particularly interested in the cultural aspecs of religion, art, children's traditions, games and food. She has served as consultant to folklife agencies, worked as a folklorist-in-residence in schools, conducted teacher training programs, and authored works on the folklife of Wisconsin and folklife pedagogy. Anne is the Folk Arts Education Specialist at the Wisconsin Arts Board.


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January 5, 2009

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