Shang Shung Institute Presents:
Calligraphy with Giorgio Dallorto
The Seven Line Prayer: A Course in Calligraphy, Syntax and Meaning
Tuesday June 20th, Wednesday June 21st, Thursday June 22nd, 2017
Times: 6:30pm-8:30pm nightly
Location: Library at Tsegyalgar East, 18 Schoolhouse Rd., Conway, MA 01341
Cost: By Donation, suggested donation $20 per session
Contact: Anna Bartenstein email@example.com to register
This calligraphy course is on the Seven Line Prayer to Padmasambhava, studying the Uchen calligraphy and syntax of the words. It is also suitable for people who have not studied Tibetan. We will also study the meaning of the verses.
Participants should bring an exercise book, possibly with lines or squares to help with the dimensions of the calligraphy, and a pen, preferably for calligraphy, or with a broad nib.
Born in Piedmonte in 1953, in my youth due to an interest in yoga, I became interested in Tibetan Buddhism and Himalayan Culture in general. This brought me to meet my future and main teacher, Chögyal Namkhai Norbu in the summer of 1978. In the beginning of the 80s I spent a few years traveling in India and Nepal, visiting the main Tibetan settlements, with the scope of deepening my knowledge of their cultural and artistic heritage. In the 90s I started to collaborate with the International Dzogchen Community working actively for Merigar in many different roles: blue and yellow gakyil member, geko, manager of the Merishop, consultant for SSI, etc. Over the last 20 years, I have dedicated myself in a free and independent way to the in-depth study of Tibetan history and culture and, in particular, the arts, deepening my knowledge of Tibetan painting and bronzes of the past and today. Over the last five years, I have been studying Tibetan language under the direction of Prof. Fabian Sanders with the Ka-ter project of the SSF, giving particular attention to the study of the different styles of Tibetan calligraphy. I have collaborated with the international magazine, The Mirror, and the Merigar magazine, writing different articles for them about history, art, and spiritual biographies of Tibetan masters.