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Longest Calligraphy Scroll - Jamyang Dorjee Chakrishar sets world record

August 4, 2010
August 1, 2010

NEW YORK CITY, USA -- Jamyang Dorjee Chakrishar,
a 56-year-old Tibetan Master Calligrapher,
resident of Sikkim, India has created a 163.2
meters long calligraphy scroll - setting the
world record for the Longest Calligraphy Scroll.

The Longest Calligraphy Scroll in the World is
163.2 meters long and contains long life prayers
composed for His Holiness the fourteenth Dalai
Lama by 32 great spiritual masters of Tibet.

The World's Longest Calligraphy Scroll was
written on Lokta Tibetan handmade papers
manufactured in Nepal by a Tibetan paper company,
the ink used was Japanese Sumi Ink.

The Longest Calligraphy Scroll in the World has
been previously exhibited at the Tenzin Gyatso
Institute in the presence of International
Bestselling author Sogyal Rinpoche and the
Special Envoy of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Lodi Gyari Rinpoche.

It took 6 months for Jamyang to write the World's
Longest Calligraphy Scroll which contains 65,000
Tibetan characters, written in different Tibetan
calligraphy styles including Tsugring, Tsugthung,
Tsugma Kyug and Kyug form of Umed.

Born in Lhasa, Tibet, Jamyang Dorjee Chakrishar
studied in Tibetan refugee schools in Shimla and Mussoorie, India.

He worked as a senior Bureaucrat for the
Government of Sikkim, India and later joined the
Central Tibetan Administration of the Tibetan
Government in Exile in Dharamsala, India.

Jamyang is currently based in Nepal and works as
the Regional Program Coordinator for the
Conservancy for Tibetan Arts and Culture (CTAC).
CTC National Office 1425 René-Lévesque Blvd West, 3rd Floor, Montréal, Québec, Canada, H3G 1T7
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