Clemma Dawson on Himalayas

Clemma Dawson on Himalayas

Clemma Dawson on Himalayas

Writer Clemma Dawson, pictured in the Dhaulagiri Range, Upper Mustang, Nepal, speaks about her journey.

Writer Clemma Dawson, pictured in the Dhaulagiri Range, Upper Mustang, Nepal, speaks about her journey.

The High Himalayas – the Roof of the World – has long captured the hearts of Westerners. Perhaps all of us secretly dream of visiting this mythic land; a small number of us actually will. Last fall, local poet and writer Clemma Dawsen was one of the fortunate few to travel on assignment for nearly two months with the Padmasambhava Project film crew. As a Buddhist practitioner, Dawsen’s journey was both job and pilgrimage. By jeep and plane, on foot and horseback, she traveled across Mongolia, Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan. The goal of the project is tell the story – past and present – of the beloved Guru Rinpoche, the founder of Tibetan Buddhism, scarcely heard of in the west. On Friday, September 5, at 6 p.m., Dawsen will read from her Himalayan writings as Triptych Journey and the Equinox Village Gallery present the second of two events from the Padmasambhava Project. A clip from ‘Precious Guru,’ the project’s film-in-progress will also be shown. Crew members will be on hand with director Marc Wennberg and father-son film and photo team Ronen and Jon Schechner. Still photos will remain on display through Monday, October 13. Call Ashley at 802-362-4061 for details.