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signed by artist, lower right on sheet in black ink: Allen Ginsberg; artist inscription, across bottom under image: Gelek Rimpoche from Lhasa and Ann Arbor unwrapping Tibetan text & beginning to / chant it, Tokden Rinpoche handling brass Vajia (Diamond Lightning Bolt) and Ghanta (Bell) / Sonam, former chanting. master of Gyuto 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, Tokden from Eastern Tibet to give oral / Transmissions of one-volume short-form _Prajnaparamita_ [Highest perfect wisdom] _Sutra_ / to Gelek's hundred students. "Gate Gate Para Gate Parasamgate Bodhi Svaha!" Over / annual summer retreat, Yankee Springs State Park, Michigan, August 27, 1993.; on verso, by artist, upper right in graphite: Signed 9/15/95 / A.G.; by unknown hand, bottom center in graphite: GD-AG-268; bottom right in graphite: GDC-813

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Allen Ginsberg Estate; Gary Davis, Greenwich, CT; gift to NGA, 2015.

Associated Names
Davis, Gary S.
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