On View Through December 12th, 2021

The Exhibition

Video By: Thomas Tikos-Kadji

Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997), best known as one of the most influential poets of the 20th Century, is also recognized for his photography, intimately capturing friendships from the birth of the Beat Generation through the countercultural, cultural, and literary circles he helped inspire. Ginsberg’s lifelong spiritual quest, beginning early on with visionary experiences involving the 19th century English mystic and poet, William Blake, ultimately evolved into a deep commitment to and practice of Tibetan Buddhism in the final decades of his life.

Tibet House US is delighted to partner with The Allen Ginsberg Estate and Jewel Heart International on an exhibition of unique images by the celebrated visionary and poet Allen Ginsberg. The special exhibit will be on display at the Tibet House Gallery (22 West 15th Street, New York, NY) from September 21 – December 12, 2021 with more details and special events to be announced in the coming weeks.

Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997), best known as one of the most influential poets of the 20th Century, is also recognized for his photography, intimately capturing friendships from the birth of the Beat Generation through the countercultural, cultural, and literary circles he helped inspire. Ginsberg’s lifelong spiritual quest, beginning early on with visionary experiences involving the 19th century English mystic and poet, William Blake, ultimately evolved into a deep commitment to and practice of Tibetan Buddhism in the final decades of his life.

Gelek Rimpoche (1938-2017) was one of the last Tibetan Buddhist lamas educated in Tibet and is considered to be one of the great Tibetan Buddhist teachers of the 20th and 21st Centuries. He fled Tibet in 1959, and in the late 1970s began teaching Westerners in Northern India. By the late 1980s he had moved to the United States, and in 1988 established Jewel Heart here, having already opened Jewel Heart centers in Europe and in Asia. He remains particularly known for his thorough knowledge of English, his familiarity with modern culture, and his effectiveness in teaching Westerners Tibetan Buddhism.

In 1989, Allen Ginsberg’s close friend, Philip Glass, a student of Rimpoche, brought Ginsberg to Michigan to perform a benefit concert for Jewel Heart. From that first meeting and until Ginsberg’s death in 1997, Rimpoche was his Tibetan Buddhist teacher and friend. Ginsberg, was also, in many ways, Rimpoche’s teacher — a consultant in matters involving the English language and the more puzzling facts of Western culture. The two formed an indissoluble bond.

Allen Ginsberg’s friends, peers and teachers are subjects in all of his photographic images highlighting and documenting his life,  as is the case in this exhibition, focusing on his life with Gelek Rimpoche and friends, many of whom they shared. Images in the show include HH the Dalai Lama, Philip Glass, Patti Smith, Francesco Clemente, Robert Thurman and others, and exemplify the transformational nature of this time in US history.

The exhibition is a partnership between Tibet House U.S., The Allen Ginsberg Estate and Jewel Heart, and was curated by Peter Hale and Ben Paljor Chatag.

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Tibet House US is delighted to partner with The Allen Ginsberg Estate and Jewel Heart International on an exhibition of unique images by the celebrated visionary and poet Allen Ginsberg. The special exhibit will be on display at the Tibet House Gallery (22 West 15th Street, New York, NY) from September 21 – December 12, 2021 with more details and special events to be announced in the coming weeks.  Get Tickets Here

Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997), best known as one of the most influential poets of the 20th Century, is also recognized for his photography, intimately capturing friendships from the birth of the Beat Generation through the countercultural, cultural, and literary circles he helped inspire. Ginsberg’s lifelong spiritual quest, beginning early on with visionary experiences involving the 19th century English mystic and poet, William Blake, ultimately evolved into a deep commitment to and practice of Tibetan Buddhism in the final decades of his life.

Tibet House US is a non-profit educational institution and cultural embassy founded in 1987 at the request of His Holiness the Dalai Lama working to promote and preserve Tibet’s unique cultural and spiritual heritage. Tibet House US serves to expose and share this unique civilization through innovative educational and cultural programs and events for the general public, providing inspiration for others to join the effort to protect these treasured arts, sciences, and ways of living.

NEW GALLERY HOURS

The new hours for the Gallery are 11 – 4pm, Wednesday through Sunday. Timed tickets are required in order to view this show. The available time slots are for a duration of two hours. The available time slots are as follows: 11am – 1pm, and 2 – 4pm, limited to 25 people.

COVID POLICIES

Please note, that by registering for a timed ticket to enter into the Tibet House gallery, you are agreeing to comply with all of our health and safety protocols implementing by THUS based on applicable federal, state, and local guidelines.

  • We are Open, Welcome Back! To protect the health and safety of us all:
  • We are welcoming VACCINATED GUESTS only (subject to change).
  • WEAR A MASK: All visitors must wear masks or facial coverings that cover your mouth and nose at all times.
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What you can expect from us:

  • We have a fully vaccinated staff that will remain masked in the facilities.
  • We are limiting the number of visitors in our spaces and have established one-way pathways.
  • We have increased cleaning protocols and installed hand sanitizing stations for staff and visitors.
  • We stay home when we’re feeling unwell.

Tibet House staff will take measures to reduce interpersonal contact through methods such as:

  • Encouraging online booking, advance sales, and remote check-in to limit hand-to-hand contact.
  • Requiring vaccination and masks as per NYC guidelines for public event spaces.
  • Encouraging and enforcing social distancing as much as possible.
  • Limiting in-person staff presence.
  • Installing plexiglass barriers.

*Proof of Vaccination May Include:

Valid ID includes your name accompanied by a photo:

  • Driver’s License
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  • IDNYC Card
  • Government Issued Passport
  • School ID Card

We thank you in advanced for your cooperation and understanding during these shifting times. We hope to see you at the Tibet House very soon!

on view

through December 12th, 2021

The new hours for the Gallery are 11 – 4pm, Wednesday through Sunday. Timed tickets are required in order to view this show. The available time slots are for a duration of two hours. The available time slots are as follows: 11am – 1pm, and 2 – 4pm, limited to 25 people.

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Tibet House US – NYC Gallery

Address22 W 15th St, New York, NY 10011

Phone: (212) 807-0563

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A Partnership Between Tibet House US, The Allen Ginsberg Estate & Jewel Heart Curated by Peter Hale and Ben Paljor Chatag

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Purchase Prints

Each print is made by John T. Hill from a scanned negative, and each hand captioned print is a copy print scanned from an original in a private collection. Each print is Estate signed and stamped. Each print price includes domestic shipping, NYS sales tax. For information regarding cost of shipping of more than one print and/cost of international shipping please contact info@allenginsberg.org. Please note receipt of your print will be no later than 45 days after receiving your order. 

Gelek Rimpoche

Jewel Heart Dharma Center Reception, Ann Arbor, Michigan November 17, 1989

Allen Ginsberg caption: Gelek Rimpoche, meeting him first time in Ann Arbor, benefit-concert reception in hotel for Philip Glass & myself, meet Sangha & local dignitaries, November 13, 1989 probably.

$585 - Includes Shipping & Tax

19×13 Digital Print from Scanned Negative, Estate Signed & Stamped. Printed by John T Hill –#GINSBERG0001

Philip Glass, Gelek Rimpoche, & Allen Ginsberg

Ann Arbor, Michigan November 18, 1989

Allen Ginsberg caption: Philip Glass, composer, old student of Domo Geshe Rimpoche with latter’s Dharma Brother Gelek Rimpoche holding my hand at Jewel Heart Meditation Center in Ann Arbor. Philip & I had come out to visit and perform Jewel Heart benefit H.E. Gelek Rimpoche, once abbot of Gyutö Monastery in Lhasa had learned oxovian accented English with my own root teacher Chögyam Trungpa, Rimpoche his old friend, so we all fell in love, November 18, 1989, living room at Jewel Heart.

$585 - Includes Shipping & Tax

13×19 – Digital Print from Scanned Negative, Estate Signed & Stamped. Printed by John T Hill

Gelek Rimpoche

Ann Arbor, Michigan February 18,1990

$585 - Includes Shipping & Tax

13×19 – Digital Print from Scanned Negative, Estate Signed & Stamped. Printed by John T Hill

Gelek Rimpoche & Allen Ginsberg

Ann Arbor, Michigan February 18,1990

$585 - Includes Shipping & Tax

13×19 – Digital Print from Scanned Negative, Estate Signed & Stamped. Printed by John T Hill

Gelek Rimpoche

Allen Ginsberg's Kitchen, New York City
March 19, 1990

$585 - Includes Shipping & Tax

19×13 – Digital Print from Scanned Negative, Estate Signed & Stamped. Printed by John T Hill

Gelek Rimpoche

Jewel Heart Board Meeting, Ann Arbor, Michigan April 19, 1990

$585 - Includes Shipping & Tax

13×19 – Digital Print from Scanned Negative, Estate Signed & Stamped. Printed by John T Hill

His Holiness the XIV
Dalai Lama

Tibetan Buddhist Learning Center, Washington, New Jersey September 20, 1990

Allen Ginsberg Caption: H.H. Tenzin Gyatso XIV Dalai Lama glancing toward Gelek Rimpoche present with Jewel Heart sangha for audience at Tibetan Learning Center, Washington, N.J. September 20, 1990.

$585 - Includes Shipping & Tax

13×19 – Digital Print from Scanned Negative, Estate Signed & Stamped. Printed by John T Hill

Robert A.F. Thurman, Gelek Rimpoche, & Jeffrey Hopkins

Tibetan Buddhist Learning Center, Washington, New Jersey September 20, 1990

$585 - Includes Shipping & Tax

11×14 – Digital Print from Scanned Negative, Estate Signed & Stamped. Printed by John T Hill

Gelek Rimpoche

Allen Ginsberg's Kitchen, New York City December 15, 1990

$585 - Includes Shipping & Tax

19×13 – Digital Print from Scanned Negative, Estate Signed & Stamped. Printed by John T Hill

Francesco Clemente & Gelek Rimpoche

Pre-Christmas Dinner, Francesco and Alba Clemente's Home, New York City December 21, 1990

$585 - Includes Shipping & Tax

19×13 – Digital Print from Scanned Negative, Estate Signed & Stamped. Printed by John T Hill

Gelek Rimpoche & Allen Ginsberg's reflection

New York City January 20, 1991

$585 - Includes Shipping & Tax

13×19 – Digital Print from Scanned Negative, Estate Signed & Stamped. Printed by John T Hill

Philip Glass & Gelek Rimpoche

Waterloo State Park, Michigan July 30, 1990

Ginsberg caption: The Ven. Gelek Rimpoche, Tibetan meditation teacher and his friend composer Philip Glass resting with Dharma Gossip after lunch on the lawn outside dining hall-shrine room of Waterloo State Park in Midst of week-long “Jewel Heart” Buddhist Practice-Retreat near Ann Arbor, Michigan July 30, 1991.

$585 - Includes Shipping & Tax

11×14 – Digital Print from Scanned Negative, Estate Signed & Stamped. Printed by John T Hill

Philip Glass & Gelek Rimpoche

Waterloo State Park, Michigan July 30, 1990

Allen Ginsberg caption: The Ven. Gelek Rimpoche, Tibetan meditation teacher and his friend composer Philip Glass resting with Dharma Gossip after lunch on the lawn outside dining hall-shrine room of Waterloo State Park in Midst of week-long “Jewel Heart” Buddhist Practice-Retreat near Ann Arbor, Michigan July 30, 1991.

$585 - Includes Shipping & Tax

11×14 – Digital Print from Scanned Negative, Estate Signed & Stamped. Printed by John T Hill

Philip Glass, Gelek Rimpoche & Allen Ginsberg

Waterloo State Park, Michigan July 30, 1990

Allen Ginsberg caption: The Ven. Gelek Rimpoche, Tibetan meditation teacher and his friend composer Philip Glass resting with Dharma Gossip after lunch on the lawn outside dining hall-shrine room of Waterloo State Park in Midst of week-long “Jewel Heart” Buddhist Practice-Retreat near Ann Arbor, Michigan July 30, 1991.

$585 - Includes Shipping & Tax

13×19 – Digital Print from Scanned Negative, Estate Signed & Stamped. Printed by John T Hill

Gelek Rimpoche, & Anne Waldman

Naropa University, Boulder Colorado July 23, 1991

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Khyongla Rato Rimpoche, and Gelek Rimpoche

New York City October 21, 1991

$585 - Includes Shipping & Tax

13×19 – Digital Print from Scanned Negative, Estate Signed & Stamped. Printed by John T Hill

Ribur Rimpoche & Gelek Rimpoche

Gelek Rimpoche's Home, Ypsilanti, Michigan August 24, 1992

$585 - Includes Shipping & Tax

13×19 – Digital Print from Scanned Negative, Estate Signed & Stamped. Printed by John T Hill

Gelek Rimpoche

Ann Arbor, Michigan August 28,1992

$585 - Includes Shipping & Tax

11×14 – Digital Print from Scanned Negative, Estate Signed & Stamped. Printed by John T Hill

Gelek Rimpoche

Ann Arbor, Michigan August 29, 1992

$585 - Includes Shipping & Tax

19×13 – Digital Print from Scanned Negative, Estate Signed & Stamped. Printed by John T Hill

Ribur Rimpoche, Gelek Rimpoche & Sonam Dargye (former Chanting-Master of Gyutö Tantric College)

Jewel Heart Summer Retreat, Yankee Springs, Michigan, September 1, 1992

$585 - Includes Shipping & Tax

13×19 – Digital Print from Scanned Negative, Estate Signed & Stamped. Printed by John T Hill

Gelek Rimpoche & Sonam Dargye (former Chanting-Master of Gyutö Tantric College)

Jewel Heart Summer Retreat, Yankee Springs, Michigan September 1, 1992

$585 - Includes Shipping & Tax

13×19 – Digital Print from Scanned Negative, Estate Signed & Stamped. Printed by John T Hill

Allen Ginsberg & Gelek Rimpoche

Lunch Break on Philip Glass' Stoop, New York City September 12, 1992

$585 - Includes Shipping & Tax

19×13 – Digital Print from Scanned Negative, Estate Signed & Stamped. Printed by John T Hill

Gelek Rimpoche

Philip Glass' Kitchen Table, New York City November 19, 1992

$585 - Includes Shipping & Tax

19×13 – Digital Print from Scanned Negative, Estate Signed & Stamped. Printed by John T Hill

Gelek Rimpoche

Jewel Heart Winter Retreat, Proud Lake Recreation Center, Center Township, Michigan December 29, 1992

$585 - Includes Shipping & Tax

19×13 – Digital Print from Scanned Negative, Estate Signed & Stamped. Printed by John T Hill

Robert A. F. Thurman & Gelek Rimpoche

Jewel Heart Winter Retreat, Proud Lake Recreation Center, Center Township, Michigan December 29, 1992

$585 - Includes Shipping & Tax

13×19 – Digital Print from Scanned Negative, Estate Signed & Stamped. Printed by John T Hill

Gelek Rimpoche

New York City February 27, 1993

$585 - Includes Shipping & Tax

19×13 – Digital Print from Scanned Negative, Estate Signed & Stamped. Printed by John T Hill

Gelek Rimpoche

New York City February 27, 1993

$585 - Includes Shipping & Tax

19×13 – Digital Print from Scanned Negative, Estate Signed & Stamped. Printed by John T Hill

Robert A. F. Thurman & Gelek Rimpoche

Jewel Heart Summer Retreat, Yankee Springs, Michigan August, 28, 1993

$585 - Includes Shipping & Tax

13×19 – Digital Print from Scanned Negative, Estate Signed & Stamped. Printed by John T Hill

Allen Ginsberg, Philip Glass, Gelek Rimpoche & Robert A. F. Thurman

Jewel Heart Summer Retreat, Yankee Springs, Michigan August 28, 1993

$585 - Includes Shipping & Tax

13×19 – Digital Print from Scanned Negative, Estate Signed & Stamped. Printed by John T Hill

Gelek Rimpoche

White Tara Teaching, Woodstock, New York September 4, 1993

$585 - Includes Shipping & Tax

13×19- Digital Print from Scanned Negative, Estate Signed & Stamped. Printed by John T Hill

Gelek Rimpoche, and Patti Smith

Ann Arbor, MI, February 21, 1995

$585 - Includes Shipping & Tax

19X13 – Digital Print from Scanned Negative, Estate Signed & Stamped. Printed by John T Hill

Gelek Rimpoche

Jewel Heart Winter Retreat, Camp Copneconic, Flint, Michigan, January 1, 1997

$585 - Includes Shipping & Tax

19X13- Digital Print from Scanned Negative, Estate Signed & Stamped. Printed by John T Hill

Gelek Rimpoche

Open Center, New York City March 17, 1990

$585 - Includes Shipping & Tax

19X13- Digital Print from Scanned Negative, Estate Signed & Stamped. Printed by John T Hill

Gelek Rimpoche & Students

Jewel Heart Summer Retreat, Yankee Springs State Park, Michigan, August, 27, 1993

Allen Ginsberg caption: Gelek Rimpoche working hard ferrying a few students home cross the water after lakefront swimming outing, late – summer Jewel Heart retreat, Yankee Springs State Park, August 27, 1993.

$1,655.00 - Includes Shipping & Tax

19X13 – Digital Print from Scanned Negative, Estate Signed & Stamped. Printed by John T Hill

Gelek Rimpoche, Tokdhan Rimpoche, and Sonam Dargye

Jewel Heart Summer Retreat, Yankee Springs State Park, Michigan, August 27, 1993

Allen Ginsberg caption: Gelek Rimpoche from Lhasa & Ann Arbor unwrapping Tibetan text & beginning to chant it, Tokdhan Rimpoche handling brass lightning-bolt (vajra) and bell, Sonam former chanting-master of Gyutö Tantric College idling behind them at picnic table outside lodge shrine-room after lunch, “Just fooling around rather than having a ceremony.” Sonam came in from Chicago, Tokdhan from Eastern Tibet to give oral transmission of one volume short Prajnaparamita (Highest Perfect Wisdom) Sutra to Gelek’s students, our annual summer retreat, Yankee Springs, Michigan, August 27, 1993 “Gate Gate Paragate Parasamgate Bodhi Svaha.”

$1,655.00 - Includes Shipping & Tax

13X19- Digital Print from Scanned Negative, Estate Signed & Stamped. Printed by John T Hill

Gelek Rimpoche

Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, MI, February 16, 1995

Allen Ginsberg caption: Gelek Rimpoche backstage Hill Auditorium, checking out decor, silks, banners and chairs for annual Jewel Heart Concert, myself, Patti Smith & Company performing to full house, February 16, 1995, Ann Arbor Michigan — 6:30 pm.

$1,655.00 - Includes Shipping & Tax

19X13- Digital Print from Scanned Negative, Estate Signed & Stamped. Printed by John T Hill

Gelek Rimpoche

Cleveland, Ohio March 20, 1995

Allen Ginsberg caption: Gelek Rimpoche, Tibetan Vajrayana teacher, visited to say goodbye at his student Yael Crawford’s house, Cleveland. I’d stayed over with Philip Glass for Jewel Heart Meditation Center benefits poetry and music. A friend gave me this cloth-sewn Uncle Sam hat, too small for Rimpoche’s dome. He’d just gotten U.S. citizenship & passport. Dalai Lama enshrined over mantel, March 20, 1995.

$1,655.00 - Includes Shipping & Tax

19X13 – Digital Print from Scanned Negative, Estate Signed & Stamped. Printed by John T Hill

Patti Smith

Ann Arbor, Michigan February 17, 1995

Allen Ginsberg caption: Patti Smith, poet, 70’s cult pop singer artist, early house-mate of Robt. Mapplethorpe, Rimbaud & Wm Burroughs devotee, retired 14 years from stage fame to raise two children, till her musician husband passed away. We did Buddhist Jewel Heart Center benefit performance in 4000 seat Hill Auditorium together, she came from Detroit retirement to Ann Arbor Univ of Michigan. Next day, Signed & Stamped new volume poems Early Work 1970-1979 in bookstore that night we supped at Gelek Rimpoche’s home, February 17, 1995.

$1,655.00 - Includes Shipping & Tax

19X13- Digital Print from Scanned Negative, Estate Signed & Stamped. Printed by John T Hill

Robert A.F. Thurman, Gelek Rimpoche, & Jeffrey Hopkins

Tibetan Buddhist Learning Center, Washington, New Jersey September 20, 1990

$1,655.00 - Includes Shipping & Tax

11X14- Digital Print from Scanned Negative, Estate Signed & Stamped. Printed by John T Hill

Gelek Rimpoche

First Avenue and Thirteenth Street, New York City September 25, 1995

$585 - Includes Shipping & Tax

13X19 – Digital Print from Scanned Negative, Estate Signed & Stamped. Printed by John T Hill

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Commemorative Poster

Tibet House US is delighted to partner with The Allen Ginsberg Estate and Jewel Heart International on an exhibition of unique images by the celebrated visionary and poet Allen Ginsberg. The special exhibit will be on display at the Tibet House Gallery (22 West 15th Street, New York, NY) from September 21 – December 12, 2021

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