Feb
13
Sat
Chinese New Year Festival
Sat Feb 13 2016 11:00 am — 7:30 pm
Chinese New Year Festival @ Crow Collection of Asian Art

Say goodbye to the Year of the Ram and celebrate the Year of the Monkey at the Crow Collection’s signature Chinese New Year Festival. Highlights include must-see performances every hour, traditional Chinese New Year art making activities, calligraphy demonstrations, face painting, fortune telling, and much more. Come early to enjoy the food trucks and lion dances, and stay late for our grand finale fireworks display in the heart of the Dallas Arts District. Plus, for the third year in a row, there will be an exclusive VIP hospitality lounge available for members of the Friends of the Crow Collection.

Apr
30
Sat
Mystical Arts of Tibet Opening Ceremony
Sat Apr 30 2016 3:00 pm — 4:30 pm
Mystical Arts of Tibet Opening Ceremony @ Crow Collection of Asian Art

Experience the beauty of this ancient ritual and blessing of the space as the monks prepare for the creation of the mandala.

May
1
Sun
Meditation with the Monks
Sun May 01 2016 2:00 pm — 3:00 pm
Meditation with the Monks @ Crow Collection of Asian Art

Enjoy a relaxing hour of meditation led by our artists-in-residence. This event is free for everyone, however, space is limited and reservations are required.

May
3
Tue
Lecture with the Monks | Opening the Heart: Arousing the Mind of Universal Kindness
Tue May 03 2016 7:00 pm — 8:30 pm
Lecture with the Monks | Opening the Heart: Arousing the Mind of Universal Kindness @ The Crow Collection of Asian Art

The eighth century Indian master Shantideva said, “The mind of universal kindness is like the magical elixir that turns base metals into gold. It transforms an ordinary person into one on the path of growth and happiness.” Love and kindness are mental archetypes that all beings possess. The more we strengthen them, the more beneficial we become to others and ourselves. Buddhism presents numerous contemplative techniques for intensifying and enhancing these archetypes, until they achieve full maturity and universality.

May
4
Wed
Tea and Lecture with the Monks | Tibet Today: The History of a Diaspora
Wed May 04 2016 12:00 pm — 1:00 pm
Tea and Lecture with the Monks | Tibet Today: The History of a Diaspora @ Crow Collection of Asian Art

This lecture focuses on the contemporary Tibet situation: the invasion by Communist China in the 1950s, the efforts of the refugees in exile to preserve their civilization, and the situation in modern day Tibet.

May
7
Sat
Mystical Arts of Tibet Closing Ceremony
Sat May 07 2016 3:00 pm — 4:30 pm
Mystical Arts of Tibet Closing Ceremony @ Crow Collection of Asian Art

In a ceremony representing the impermanence of all that exists, the Monks of Drepung Loseling Monastery conclude their week-long residency by dismantling the sand mandala. Following the ceremony, the sand will be dispersed at sunset at White Rock Lake.