Works by Cira Crowell & Christopher Michel
Opening Reception: Wednesday, May 20, 6-8 pm
On View: May 20- June 26, 2015
Envisioning Ecstasy features documentary and conceptual imagery expressing the kaleidoscopic experience of the Kalachakra Initiation and the complexity of life in remote Ladakh, India. The root of the word ecstasy, ek- “out,” and stasis “stand,” conveys the simultaneous outer and inner visions of the two photographers, mirroring the transcendent nature of the Kalachakra teachings. The treasured Kalachakra, “Wheel of Time,” teachings are a once secretive ritual that brought wisdom to the mythical Shambhala and continue to be of great benefit to Tibetans and the world today.
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama bestowed the 33rd Kalachakra Initiation in Ladakh, India in July 2014.