Wed Mar 8

Whistler Public Library: From Prayer to Protest

7:00pm - 8:00pm

Whistler Public Library

Whistler Public Library: From Prayer to Protest

From Prayer to Protest: the hidden meaning behind LungTa (Tibetan prayer flags)

Dr. Tamar McKee, Social Sciences Tutor (Anthropology)

Have you ever wondered what the meaning is behind colorful Tibetan prayer flags – known as “Lung Ta” (wind horse) in Tibetan? In this talk, Dr. McKee will not only explore the spiritual side of these potent symbols of Tibetan culture, but will also address their hidden human and animal rights significance as well. Through years of research conducted in Tibetan communities in Asia and worldwide, McKee will connect the globally ubiquitous appearance of prayer flags with the often-overlooked struggles both humans and animals face in their Tibetan homelands.

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