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The Dalai Lama and His People

  • Pure Land Farms 3265 Santa Maria Road Topanga, CA 90290 United States (map)


Opening night, photography exhibit (June 4th - 16th)

Join master photographer, Don Farber, as he shares his experiences in having the rare privilege of photographing his Holiness the Dalai Lama over the last four decades.

This talk launches a two week photography exhibit of Don Farber’s work, highlighting rare portraits of the Dalai Lama and the people of Tibet’s high plateau. The exhibit will take place in Pure Land Farm’s Yuthok Ling temple and its accompanying traditional Mongolian yurt, culminating on June 16th with our Musica Mundi: Tibet — a celebration of the arts, music, and culture of Tibet!

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Don Farber is a Los Angeles-based photographer and practicing Buddhist who has devoted four decades to documenting Buddhist life throughout Asia and in the West as part of his spiritual practice. His background growing up in Los Angeles and coming of age in the late 1960s and 1970s and his personal devotion to Buddhist teachings has given him a unique angle from which to depict contemporary Buddhist life. He has become well known over the decades for his exquisite photographs of Tibetan, Thai and Japanese monks working and praying in mountain temples, on pilgrimages through snowy forests, begging for alms. 

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