Wyoming Arts Council

“Fearless in Tibet” author Matteo Pistono returns to Wyoming for book presentations


Matteo Pistono is returning to Wyoming to receive Casper College’s 2014 Outstanding Alumnus Award on October 4. He also will be speaking and showing photographs from his recent book, “Fearless in Tibet: The Life of the Mystic Tertön Sogyal” in Cheyenne, Laramie, Lander and Jackson. 

The schedule of events are:

Sept 28 10:30 am, Cheyenne, Unitarian Universalist Church, 
Talk on “Engaged Spirituality from Wyoming to Tibet”

Sept 29 4 pm, University of Berry Center 138, 
Talk and photos on “Sacred landscape and pilgrimage in Tibet” 
Sponsored by UW Anthropology, Religious Studies, and Global and Area Studies

Oct 1, 7 pm, Lander, Fremont County,
Talk and photo presentation of “Fearless in Tibet”

Oct 2, 7 pm, Jackson, Teton County Library, 
Talk and photo presentation of “Fearless in Tibet”

Oct 4, 6 pm, Casper College, Autumn Gala honoring Matteo Pistono 2014 Distinguished Alumnus

About the author:

Matteo Pistono is a writer, photographer, practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism, and author of Fearless in Tibet: The Life of the Mystic Tertön Sogyal (Hay House 2014). Pistono was born in Cody, grew up in Lander, attended Casper College and graduated from the University of Wyoming (Anthropology & Politics Science, 1993), and received his Masters of Arts in Indian Philosophy from the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies. Pistono lived and traveled throughout Tibet and the Himalayas for a decade, bringing to the West graphic accounts and photos of China’s human rights abuses in Tibet, detailed in his memoir, In the Shadow of the Buddha (Dutton 2011). Pistono’s writings and photographs about Tibetan and Himalayan cultural, political, and spiritual landscapes have appeared in The Washington Post, BBC’s In-Pictures, The Global Post, Men’s Journal, Kyoto Journal, and HIMAL South Asia. He is the founder of Nekorpa (www.nekorpa.org), a non-profit foundation wo rking to protect sacred pilgrimage sites around the world, and he sits on the Executive Council of the International Network of Engaged Buddhists, and the Board of Directors of Rigpa Fellowship and the Conservancy for Tibetan Art and Culture. Pistono and his wife, Monica, divide their time between Wyoming, Washington DC, and Asia. http://www.matteopistono.com

About the photos and book discussion:

Join author Matteo Pistono for a discussion and photo presentation of “Fearless in Tibet: The Life of the Mystic Tertön Sogyal” (Hay House 2014). Pistono will take you on a visual pilgrimage into the heart of Tibet, featuring stories and photographs from a decade of travels to sacred sites associated with the life of Tertön Sogyal. You will experience what devout pilgrims endure on their arduous outer journey to remote caves, holy mountains, ancient hermitages and Himalayan power places. Pistono will illuminate how the pilgrims’ inner journey creates a shift in their perception of the terrain as wilderness to conceiving of it as a sacred topography in which the mountains and rivers, streams and glaciers, the very pebbles upon which their boots fall, are woven into a blessed landscape

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