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Buddhist Chaplain's photography featured in Simmons show

The Drepung Monastery in Lhasa, Tibet
The Drepung Monastery in Lhasa, Tibet
Photo / Tenzin L.S. Priyadarshi

"Pilgrimage Through a Monk's Eye," a photographic exhibition by Venerable Tenzin L.S. Priyadarshi, the MIT Buddhist Chaplain, is on display Nov. 19 to 25 at Simmons Hall, 229 Vassar St.

The artist will give a talk on Friday, Nov. 19 at 6 p.m., followed by a reception and a performance by the Simmons Orchestra.

Tenzin Priyadarshi, who is also a visiting scientist in residence at Simmons Hall as well as a Buddhist monk, led a pilgrimage last summer to India, Nepal and Tibet. He describes his images as reflective of the "importance of the 'visual' and 'vision' in sacred Buddhist sites and the journeys one takes to encounter them."

Admission to the wheelchair-accesssible exhibition is free. It is sponsored by the Buddhist Community at MIT, Simmons Hall, and a Director's Grant from the Council for Arts at MIT.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on November 17, 2004 (download PDF).

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