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Spring 2007 Lecture Series

Photo taken by Cornelia Tsakiridou

For more information, contact Cornelia Tsakiridou (215-951-1558), or Sabrina Cuie (215-951-1015).

All events of the Diplomat-In-Residence Program are free and open to the public.

Diplomat-in-Residence Program

Islamic Calligraphy Workshop

Thursday, February 15, 2007
12:30 to 2:00 p.m.

La Salle University
Renaissance Gallery

Elinor Holland shares her journey into this ancient art and explains its spriitual significance. She is a student of Islamic calligraphy in the traditiona method of the Ottoman Hattat (calligraphers).

Astudent of both Arabic and English calligraphy for 20 years, she had Islamic calligraphy to students of all ages at a variety of settings, including the Smithsonian Institute and the Detroit Institute of Art.

The Ritual Dance of Tibet

Tuesday, February 20, 2007
12:30 to 2:00 p.m.

La Salle University
Renaissance Gallery

Join the Venerable Losang Samten, Spiritual Director of the Tibetan Buddhist Center in Philadelphia, and former Dance master of Namgyal Monastery, for a lecture and demonstration of elements of Tibetan ritual dance. He will show a video of a dance in which he participated in 1989 and explain the gestures and movements of this dramatic ancient art.

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