2019

 
 
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Tang Teaching Museum

The Second Buddha: Master of Time
Saratoga Springs, NY, Feb 9 - May 19

Skidmore College and The Tang Teaching Museum
Pema Namdol Thaye’s Guru Dorje Drölo thanka painting joins The Second Buddha: Master of Time exhibit

 

2018

 
 
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Asian Art Museum

A Guided Tour of Hell
San Francisco, CA, April 20 - Sept 16

Solo exhibit of Pema Namdol’s Shi-Tro “One Hundred Peaceful and Wrathful Buddhas” thankas, and acrylic paintings from the graphic novel A Guided Tour of Hell: A Graphic Memoir.

 

2017

 
 
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Asian Art Museum

San Francisco, CA March 18

A Guided Tour of Hell book launch and art viewing. A conversation with Samuel Bercholz, Pema Namdol Thaye, and Jeffrey Durham.

 
 
 
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Boulder Shambhala Center

Boulder, CO, Jan 21

Exploring the Bardos of Life and Death.

 
 
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Pema Namdol and Samuel Bercholz teaching a bardo workshop, Boulder Shambhala Center

 
 
 
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Naropa University

Boulder, CO, Jan 20

A Guided Tour of Hell art exhibit at Nalanda Campus.

 

2016

 
 
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Shambhala New York City

New York, NY, Dec 8

Book launch and art viewing of A Guided Tour of Hell.

 
 
 
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The Rubin Museum of Art

New York, NY, Dec 7

Book launch and art viewing of A Guided Tour of Hell with special guest actor/director Steve Buscemi.

 

2015

 
 
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SF Tribal and Textile Arts Show

San Francisco, CA, Feb 5-8

Exhibition of Celestial Portfolio.

 

2013

 
 
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Pacific Palms Resort

Los Angeles, CA, Sept 14

Exhibition of The Golden Buddha Temple 3-D mandala.

 

2012

 
 
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SF Arts of Pacific Asia Show

San Francisco, CA, Feb 2-5

Exhibition of thankas, contemporary paintings, and metal work.

 
 
 
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NY Arts of Pacific Asia Show

New York, NY, March 21-25

Exhibition of thankas, contemporary paintings, and metal work.

 
 
 
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SF Fine Arts Fair

San Francisco, CA, May 16-20

Exhibition of thankas, contemporary paintings, and metal work.

 

2011

 
 
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Tibet House

Tibetan Contemporary Art: Tantric Visions in Modern Self-Expression
New York, NY, Sept 14 - Nov 15

Two of Pema Namdol’s contemporary artworks join an impression collection of evocative and emotive pieces of the changing landscape of Tibetan art.

 
 
 
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Kalachakra for World Peace

Studio Exhibition
Washington, DC, July 6-16

Studio exhibition at the Kalachakra for World Peace.

 

2010

 
 
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Ari Bhöd

Tehachapi, CA, Permanent Exhibition

Zangdok Palri 3-D Mandala, and over twenty-five thanka paintings.

 
 
 
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Hammer Museum

The Mandala Project
Los Angeles, CA, Oct 26-Nov 7

Exhibition of Zandok Palri 3-D model.

 
 
 
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Rubin Museum of Art

Bardo: Tibetan Art and the Afterlife
New York, NY, Feb 12-Sept 6

Exhibition of Völkerkunde Museum’s 3-D Shi-Tro mandalas.

 
 
 
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Tibet House

Modern Buddhist Visions by Pema Namdol Thaye
New York, NY, Feb 11-April 16

Solo exhibition of thanka paintings, jewelry, sculpture, wood craft, and painting materials.

 

2009 - 2010

 
 
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Rubin Museum of Art

Mandala: The Perfect Circle
New York, NY, Aug 14 - Jan 11

Exhibition of Völkerkunde Museum’s 3-D Shi-Tro mandalas.

 

2009

 
 
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Pacific Asia Museum

The Thankas of Master Artist Pema Namdol Thaye
Pasadena, CA, Jan 16-18

Solo thanka exhibition.

 

2005

 
 
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Ari Bhöd

Shi-Tro Mandala for Universal Peace
Tehachapi, CA, Permanent Exhibition

Shi-Tro 3-D Mandala of the One Hundred Peaceful and Wrathful Buddhas.

 

2002

 
 
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Forest Lawn Museum

Mysticism Demystified: Appreciating Buddhist Art and Meaning
Glendale, CA, Feb 16 - May 12

Solo Thanka painting exhibit.

 

2001

 
 
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Pacific Asia Museum

The Universe: Constructing the Cosmos in the Religious Arts of Asia
Pasadena, CA, Feb 4 - May 6

Exhibition of 3-D Shi-Tro Mandala for Universal Peace.

 
 
 
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San Diego Museum of Art

75th Anniversary Celebration
San Diego, CA, Aug 16 - Nov 11

Exhibition centerpiece: 3-D Shi-Tro Mandala for Universal Peace.

 
 
 
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Chagdud Gonpo

Los Angeles, CA, 2001-2005

Exhibition of 3-D Shi-Tro Mandala for Universal Peace.

 

2000

 
 
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Forest Lawn Museum

Mandala Consecration by HH Dalai Lama
Glendale, CA, November

Exhibition of 3-D Shi-Tro Mandala for World Peace.

 
 
 
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Tibet House

The Creativity of Tradition: The Art of Pema Namdol Thaye
New York, NY, Feb - April

Solo exhibition of forty traditional thanka paintings.

 
 
 
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Limn Gallery

The Creativity of Tradition: The Art of Pema Namdol Thaye
San Francisco, CA, May - June

Solo exhibition of forty traditional thanka paintings.

 

1998

 
 
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Cultural Centre of Daoulas Abbey

Brittany, France

3-D Shi-Tro mandala exhibited as part of a five month Bhutan exhibit.

 

1997

 
 
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Völkerkunde Museum

Bardo Mandala Show
Zürich, Switzerland

Exhibit of 3-D Shi-Tro Mandala

 

1994

 
 
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Victoria & Albert Museum

London, England

Solo exhibit of select thanka painting

 

1992

 
 
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Völkerkunde Museum

Bardo Mandala Show
Zürich, Switzerland

3-D Shi-Tro mandala exhibited for one year; the mandala was then exhibited in Graz, Austria, in 1995, and in Rutibobelbad, Switzerland, in 1996.

 

1983-1984

 
 
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The Tibet Exhibition in Japan

3-D Shi-Tro Mandala
Tokyo, Osaka, Kitakyushu, Awameri, and Sendai

Jointly constructed by Ven. Lama Tsarak Gonpo Tenzing Rinpoche and Pema Namdol.

 

1981

 
 
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Zangdok Palri Monastery

Shi-Tro Mandala
Kalimpong, India, Permanent Exhibit

This mandala was the first 3-D Vajrayana mandala ever to be constructed outside of Tibet. Constructed during Pema Namdol’s apprenticeship with Ven. Lama Tsarak Gonpo Tenzing Rinpoche.