“Creating Buddhas” screening: Vancouver

“Creating Buddhas”: The documentary spotlights the work of Leslie Rinchen-Wongmo, one of the few westerners trained in the Buddhist art of silk appliqué thangkas, which are vibrantly colored, hand-sewn sacred fabric scrolls that act as objects for meditation and reflection. The 60-minute film explores her apprenticeship in Dharmasala, India; the step-by-step process of producing a fabric thangka; and the history and spiritual significance of the art form. Over the course of the film, Rinchen-Wongmo is seen making a thangka of the female Buddha, Tara. After the film, Rinchen-Wongmo will answer questions. 7 p.m. June 2, Century Theatres, 555 E. Main St., Ventura. $15 general, $10 FOTM members. 653-2501; focusonthemasters.com.

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