Mala Making Workshop
The stand-by list becomes available at the admissions desk exactly two (2) hours before the start of the program. You must be physically present to sign up on the list. Any available tickets will be released to the stand-by list, in order, beginning ten minutes before the start of the program. Each person can purchase up to two tickets. You must be physically present at the time your name is called or your place in line will be forfeited. Unfortunately, we are unable to predict how many tickets, if any, may become available.
Chairman's Circle members of the museum have first priority to purchase tickets for sold-out programs, should tickets become available. Please call 212.620.5000 ext. 344 to inquire about membership.
Create your own strand of sacred prayer beads in the tradition of Tibetan Buddhism under the guidance of Geshe Lobsang Ngodup and bead experts from our Chelsea neighbors Beads of Paradise NYC.
Participants will learn the symbolism and proper use of their own strand of 108 beads and will have the opportunity to have their new mala blessed by Lama Ngodup.
Materials, including beads made of eco-friendly mango wood, are included in the price of the workshop.
Includes a gallery pre-tour of Count Your Blessings at 6:15 p.m.
Geshe Lobsang Ngodup received his Master’s Degree in Buddhist Studies from the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics (a private monastery of HH the Dalai Lama) in Dharamsala, India, and received his Geshe Degree (a PhD in Buddhist Philosophy) from Sera Jey Monastic University, Bylakuppe, India. He is also a graduate of Yeshiva University, New York, where he received a Master of Social Work. He has been teaching Buddhism and meditation since 1989 in the United States and India. He has worked with a number of social services in New York over the past seventeen years. He is currently the Director of Sera Jey Buddhist Culture Center in New York.
Beads of Paradise NYC, founded in the 1980s in the East Village as a purveyor of African beads, has been bringing art and antiquities from all over the world to New York City for three decades. Now located in the historic Flatiron district, their diverse selection now includes South and South East Asian Art as well as vintage beads and ethnographic jewelry from multiple continents, prayer beads and Buddhist and Hindu religious artifacts, as well as their own line of contemporary semiprecious-stone jewelry and repair services.
Image courtesy of Beads of Paradise NYC