Tibet Foundation

Sacred Landscapes of Mongolia

Sep 6, 2006

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A unique photographic exhibition

A unique photographic exhibition on the occasion of the 800th Anniversary of the Great Mongolian Statehood built by Chinggis Khan

'Sacred Landscapes’ is a celebration of the staggering vitality and cultural riches of Mongolia. This collaboration between Tibet Foundation's Buddhism in Mongolia programme and photographer Sebastian Pearson captures scenes rarely seen before and is a rare insight into this little known land.

The portraits show the country's history written upon the faces of its people and life inside the remaining Monasteries including monks at prayer. The venerable head of Mongolian Buddhism, Khamba Lama Choijamts radiates the serenity and core of Buddhism. The landscapes are awash with intense and dramatic colour: yaks wander past deep blue lakes, a herder gallops across the Steppe in search of his flock, and sacred scarves blow in the wind.

Buddhism has become both the catalyst and crucible of modern Mongolia's attempts to re-establish its cultural identity. It also offers hope and an alternative to the spectre of the behemoth of modernisation and consumerism.

These sacred landscapes even capture how an untouched Mongolia must have been to explorers like Marco Polo. They bring home the importance of helping the Mongolian people protect what remains and supporting their Buddhist culture to survive.

Commissioned by Tibet Foundation, these photographs were taken by Sebastian Pearson and first exhibited at the London's EyeStorm gallery in 2004. The Tibet Foundation first started to help the Mongolian people towards revival of their Buddhist tradition in 1993 at the initiative of its patron His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The Foundation continues to assist the Mongolian people in their endeavour in reviving Buddhist culture, which they shared with the Tibetan people for centuries.

In addition, this unique exhibition will showcase photographs kindly loaned by the Embassy of Mongolia, for which Tibet Foundation is most grateful.

FREE Admission. Donation Welcome.
Opening Days/Hours:
Tuesday - Saturday, from 12 - 7pm


Venue:

Name :
Tibet Foundation Office (Old!)
Address:
2. St. James's Market, London, SW1Y 4SB, United Kingdom
Phone:
020 7930 6001
e-mail:
office@tibet-foundation.org
Web
www.tibet-foundation.org

Organiser:

Name :
Tibet Foundation
Phone:
020 7930 6001
e-mail:
office@tibet-foundation.org
Web
www.tibet-foundation.org