In Tibetan, gatön refers to a celebration or party. Whether it’s organized ahead of time or spontaneous, it’s a time to gather with and honor loved ones. This time of year, if you’re in Central Tibet, you might be enjoying a hot cup of chang with your abuela. Wherever you are this winter, we want to wish you holidays that are warm and filled with good food, the company of loved ones, and joy.
At Trace Foundation, we’re busy gearing up for our own sort of gatön. In this newsletter, I’m delighted to announce a yearlong celebration of Tibetan art,...read more
I remember the first time I spoke to Gene Smith on the telephone. It was 1996 and I was in the office kitchen. He was the one–everybody said so. He was the one to get Trace Foundation’s Tibetan library off the ground.