The Asian Experience in America
Sunday, March 8 at 2:30pm
Marble Collegiate Church, New York city
Yungchen Lhamo will perform as part of Marble Collegiate Church's Diversity Series, representing the Asian experience in America. Yungchen embodies a uniquely American story as a displaced Tibetan living in New York City. Since fleeing Tibet across the Himalayas on foot in 1989, Yungchen, whose name means “Goddess of Song,” has emerged as the world’s leading Tibetan vocalist and has collaborated with artists such as Natalie Merchant, Philip Glass, and Annie Lennox.
She mesmerizes audiences with her haunting a cappella performances. Her music explores Buddhist themes of spiritual pilgrimage, soul-searching and delight in the natural environment. She invites the listener to fully experience her message of healing, peace and oneness; weaving song and prayer into a sacred art form.
Yungchen Lhamo Labyrinth Walk
Pre-Concert: 1-2:15pm; Post-Concert: 4-4:45pm
To compliment your concert experience, the Marble Collegiate Church will be pairing Yungchen Lhamo’s music with a labyrinth walks both pre and post-concert. The event is open to all. Labyrinth meditation allows you to clear your head and provides a space that encourages you to let go of your stress, re-center your focus and find the spirit within.
“We built the labyrinth to give people a contemplative space in a sacred building,” says Senior Minister Dr. Michael B. Brown. “We encourage people to walk the labyrinth in silent meditation and quiet reflection about whatever issues are pressing. There’s no right or wrong way to walk the labyrinth–you can go at your own pace to create your own meditative experience.”
The walk can take anywhere from 10-30 minutes. Unlike a maze, there is no way to get lost. The only thing to lose is your frantic mindset. Learn more about Marble’s labyrinth.