Renowned Buddhist artist to speak at Goldenstein Gallery

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Sherab Khandro, a noted Buddhist speaker and artist will give a free talk at Goldenstein Gallery

Courtesy photo Sherab Khandro, a noted Buddhist speaker and artist will give a free talk at Goldenstein Gallery

Celebrated Buddhist pointillist painter and sculptor Sherab Khandro will be giving a free talk "Small Acts of Immeasurable Benefit," on Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m. at Goldenstein Gallery in uptown Sedona.

A noted speaker and Tibetan Buddhist philosopher, Khandro will share her thoughts about the power each of us have to make a positive difference in our own lives and the lives of others.  This special talk is the second in a series by Sherab Khandro and part of an ongoing talk series offered at Goldenstein Gallery by profound people that have had a positive impact on the lives of others. It also kicks off the highly anticipated art exhibit "Chi: Art as a Healing Medium."

Her deepest wish is to nourish and inspire the hearts and minds of others through her work. Khandro, who is American, is one of a handful of western artists to receive formal training from Tibetan masters in exile in the United States, in bringing forth this traditional art in the way it has been done in Tibet for centuries. Her paintings are a wondrous study in color. Using the neo-impressionist style of pointillism, the eye optically mixes tiny dots of paint to create rich and vibrant imagery. Utilizing the intent of her vow as a Bodhisattva, a vow taken by Buddhists to return until the suffering of each soul has come to an end, each stroke of her brush holds a prayer of compassion. Each dot is offered as a jeweled universe, a prayer to the Buddha to end suffering in the world.

This intention also carries through in her sculpture. In November of 2006, Sherab Khandro received a grant from the City of Sedona Department of Arts and Culture Commission to develop a prayer wheel in the Tibetan Buddhist style. A year later, during Goldenstein Galleries November 2007 show "Chi" Art as a Healing Medium", Khandro unveiled the pre-cast of the limited edition bronze.

The Prayer Wheel plays a very important role in Tibetan Buddhist tradition, having been used for over a thousand years by the great Yogis of Tibet, as well as Tibetan people from all walks of life, to release prayers into the world. The practice of turning the Prayer Wheel is said to be of immeasurable benefit for oneself and others. Amazingly, billions of prayers are contained in Sherab Khandro's 27-by-13-inch bronze Prayer Wheel.

Khandro, whose work has been collected internationally, will be unveiling her new bronzes this evening as well. Reservations are suggested, as space is limited.

A strong fine art presence in Sedona, Goldenstein Gallery has been exhibiting internationally recognized local and regional artists from many traditions for years.

Goldenstein Gallery is located at 390 North State Route 89A in Sedona. Parking is available behind the gallery. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. For more information go to www.GoldensteinArt.com or call (928) 204-1765.

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