The Tenth Karmapa and Tibet’s Turbulent 17th Century Conference

    Friday November 9, 2012 @ 6:00 PM
    Price: $35.00
    Member Price: $31.50

    The Tenth KarmapaChöying Dorje (1604-1674); Two Arhats and Dharmatäla Viewing Painting (detail), from a set of seven paintings; Lijiang, Yunnan; Dated 1660; Ink and pigment on silk; 68x 42 cm; Lijiang Municipal Museum (no. 439.3).

    The International conference “The Tenth Karmapa and Tibet’s Turbulent 17th century” will explore different aspects of Choying Dorje’s life, art, and the tumultuous times in which he lived. Some of the world’s most accomplished academics in the field will be taking part in the conference Friday 9 – Sunday 11 November 2012. These include Director of the Amnye Machen Institute Tashi Tsering, researcher in Tibetan Studies and former Director of Research in history and anthropology at the National Center of Scientific Research, Paris, Samten Karmay, Associate Professor of Central Eurasian Studies at Indiana University Elliot Sperling, Adjunct Researcher at Monash Asia Institute David Templeman, Professor and head of Tibetan Studies at the National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations in Paris Heather Stoddard, lecturer in Tibetan language and poetry at Indiana University Gedun Rabsal, Assistant Professor of Theology at Georgetown University Benjamin Bogin, Researcher at the Palace Museum in Beijing Luo Wenhua, and Rubin Museum of Art curators Karl Debreczeny, Christian Luczanits and David Jackson.



    Registration is now open! ($45.00) | Register Now  OR call the Box Office at 212-620-5000 ext.344

    Student tickets must be purchased via phone or in-person.

    Tickets are also available separately for the Friday talk only for $12.00.

    Conference registration includes complimentary admission to the museum's galleries.



    Friday, November 9

    5:00 p.m. | Tour of Place of Provenance with Curator David Jackson

    6:00 p.m. | Reception (cash bar)

    7:00 p.m. | Welcome by Rubin Museum Chief Curator Jan van Alphen

    Keynote: Tashi Tsering (Director, Amnye Machen Institute, Dharamsala, India) – ‘The Biography in 1775 Kam tshang Gser phreng and Other Material on the Life of the 10th Karma pa’

    Discussant: Elliot Sperling (Indiana University, IN)


    Click here for Full Conference Agenda



    The conference is supported, in part, by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation.


    Travel support for this conference has been granted, in part, by the Asian Cultural Council.