Culture is among the many things that thrive in New York City, and organizations and groups that support the preservation of culture are always among the city’s favorites. Tibet House US is a fantastic example cultural presevation.
Founded in 1987 by a group of people that included Robert Thurman, Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University, Academy Award nominated composer Philip Glass and actor Richard Gere, and supported by the Dalai Lama, Tibet House US has been working to encourage peace in Tibet and to present Tibetan culture, spiritual values and philosophies to the rest of the world. The organization is establishing a cultural center complete with a gallery, a library/archives. They will hold discussions, meditation sessions and much more.
This February, we have been given the opportunity to join in these enlightening events and expose ourselves to a new culture and a new part of this world. On Thursday
February 21, the Tibet House will be hosting its Annual Tibet House US Benefit Concert, which is celebrating its 23rd year. The concert will include performances and appearances by founder and artistic director of Tibet House US, Philip Glass, traditional Tibetan musician Tenzin Choegyal, American radio personality Ira Glass, in addition to Jim James from American rock band My Morning Jacket, beat boxer and former The Roots member Rahzel (who also performed at last year’s benefit concert), New England based band tUnE-yArDs and musicians Ariel Pink and Patti Smith. The honorary chair people of the night will be Maggie Gyllenhaal, Peter Sarsgaard and Uma Thurman.
These exceptional and gifted artists will be performing their unique and distinctive sounds at none other than Carnegie Hall and the proceeds from this year’s concert will benefit Tibet House US, The Hurricane Sandy Relief Foundation and the Tibet Community of New York & New Jersey.
Some people fight for peace, others protest or create policies. But once a year, Tibet House US gives you the opportunity to do something entirely different to help spread awareness and encouragement for peace, they party and I don’t know about you but the fact that the benefit concert is entering its 23rd year and has thus far been so successful is not only amazing, it’s inspiring.
WHEN: Thursday February 21, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
154 W 57th Street (between Sixth and Seventh Avenues)
New York, NY, 10019-3210
TICKETS: Please click here to purchase tickets.