Leslie Rinchen-Wongmo will speak about and sign her new book, Threads of Awakening: An American Woman's Journey Into Tibet's Sacred Textile Art, on Tuesday, October 4th at 6:30pm at Boulder Bookstore. Tickets for this event are $5 (plus a small processing fee) and are available on Eventbrite HERE or by clicking the button below.
About the Book:
Part art book, part memoir, part spiritual travelogue, Threads of Awakening is a delightful and inspiring blend of adventure and introspection. Leslie Rinchen-Wongmo shares her experience as a California woman traveling to the seat of the Tibetan government-in-exile in India to manage an economic development fund, only to wind up sewing pictures of Buddha instead. Through her remarkable journey, she discovered that a path is made by walking it-and that some of the best paths are made by walking off course.
For more than 500 years, Tibetans have been creating sacred images from pieces of silk. Much rarer than paintings and sculptures, these stitched fabric thangkas are among Tibet's finest artworks. Leslie studied this little-known textile art with two of its brightest living masters and let herself discover where curiosity and devotion can lead. In this book, she reveals the unique stitches of an ancient needlework tradition, introduces the Buddhist deities it depicts, and shares insights into the compassion, interdependence, and possibility they embody.
IMPORTANT TICKETING AND EVENT INFORMATION
*Tickets are $5 (plus a small processing fee).
*A coupon good for $5 off a copy of Threads of Awakening, or a purchase on the day of the event is included with your ticket. You will receive this coupon at the event.
*COVID-19 measures: Admission to this event will be limited, and masks are encouraged for all attendees.
*After purchasing your tickets, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you're a Readers Guild member and you'd like to reserve a seat at this event. Seats must be reserved before 5pm on the event day.