‘Manjushri Unveiled’ with Kendra Denny
ROCKLAND — On Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 6 to 8 p.m., local artist Kendra Denny will present “Manjushri Unveiled” at The Dancing Elephant, 16 School Street in Rockland.
The program is free and open to the public; donations are appreciated.
Earlier this year, Denny spent fourteen weeks studying Tibetan thangka painting at the Center for Living Buddhist Art in Dharamshala, India. Her mentors and guides included Master Locho, his wife Sarika Singh, and their long-term student Lobsang Tsaten.
This traditional style of Buddhist painting is considered an endangered art form, with only a handful of master thangka painters still practicing today, according to a news release.
Dharamshala and the surrounding area are home to thousands of displaced Tibetans including His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan government in exile.
Denny will present a slide show of her experience in Dharamshala, as well as unveil her completed thangka painting of the Bodhisattva Manjushri.
All proceeds of the event benefit Rockland Refuge Recovery, a peer-led Buddhist recovery group for people working with addiction.
A native of Camden, Kendra Denny is an artist, teacher, and Buddhist practitioner. In 2015, she founded the Rockland chapter of Refuge Recovery. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Art Therapy at Lesley University.
The Dancing Elephant is a community center for yoga, meditation, and art located in downtown Rockland.
The classes are donation-based and available for all levels.