Photographs of Nuns in Bhutan
by Marie Venø Thesbjerg
FRIDAY 28th March 7.00pm, Camyoga Great Shelford Studio
Chaston House, 1 Mill Court, Great Shelford, Cambridge CB22 5LD
Following the success of the Women of Buddha exhibition at Cambridge Buddhist Centre, Cambridge’s largest yoga studio, Camyoga, will be hosting the Women of Buddha exhibition from 28th March to 1st June at their Great Shelford Studio.
The exhibition opens Friday March 28th and everyone is welcome. The evening will commence from 7pm and will include a talk by Buddhist practitioner and Yogini, Padmavasini as well as a video about the Bhutan Nuns Foundation and the life of Buddhist Nuns in Bhutan.
Padmavasini has been a yoga and meditation practitioner for over 30 years. Her talk will be exploring the intrinsic connection between yoga and meditation.
What is the Bhutan Nuns Foundation?
The Bhutan Nuns Foundation (BNF) is a non-profit organization that was founded in 2009 to ensure that Buddhist nuns, and other grassroots groups for women, have access to improvements in basic living conditions, quality education and self-reliance to enable women’s successful participation in the socio-economic development of Bhutan. Established under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Mother Ashi Tshering Yangdon Wangchuck, the Foundation seeks to help make nunneries leading agents and self-reliant institutions for women. It is committed to women’s education and empowerment as a way of enhancing their capacity to support society in its search for Gross National Happiness.
What is the exhibition aiming to do?
Raise awareness and funds for the Bhutan Nuns Foundation through the exhibition and sale of photographs to improve living conditions and access to education for nuns in Bhutan.
OPENING NIGHT 28th March, 2014 at 7.00pm. All welcome.
Where: Camyoga Great Shelford Studio, Chaston House, 1 Mill Court, Great Shelford, Cambridge CB22 5LD
For more information and images please contact: gro.tralacihtenull@anna