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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
with Anne Pryor and Venerable Ngawang Chojor
Tuesday, July 30, 2002
Tibetan Sand Mandala
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.