The Sacred Arts Tour 2011:
The Tibetan Monks of the Drepung Gomang Monastery

For centuries, Tibet existed as a culturally rich and independently governed nation. A place of great peace and natural magnifi cence, it gave refuge and religious freedom to a people whose language, laws, institutions, and customs were created with one thing in mind: building a society totally imbued with and inspired by love, kindness, and human compassion.

Join us for a weeklong exploration of the culture preserved by the brave monks of the Drepung Gomang Monastery.

Monday, September 26
9:30 AM Opening Ceremony Peace Pole
10:00 AM Start of the Sand Mandala * w/Good Luck Dance Casino
11:30 AM Welcome Lunch (open to GCU community only) North Dining Room
5:30–6:30 PM Repeat Opening/Good Luck Dance and see Mandala Casino Auditorium
7:00 PM History Lecture Little Theatre
Tuesday, September 27
11:30 AM Brown Bag Lunch—“Meet the Monks” Ruggiero Room
1:30–4:00 PM Hands-on Workshops (Arts & Culture “stations”):
instruments, mani stones, mandala board, butter sculpture
Casino
6:00 PM Tea Puja Ballroom
     
Wednesday, September 28
9:30 AM Basic Meditation Practice Workshop Little Theatre
11:30 AM Lunch—“Meet the Monks” (open to GCU community only) North Dining Room
2:00 PM Basic Meditation Practice Workshop Little Theatre
6:00 PM Panda Dance The Mansion
6:30 PM Dinner/Lecture/Tea Puja *(Cost: $37 per person; reservations required) The Mansion
Thursday, September 29
9:30 AM Karma Lecture Little Theatre
11:30 AM Lunch—“Meet the Monks” North Dining Room
12:30 PM Impermanence Lecture Little Theatre
6:30 PM Snow Lion Dance Little Theatre
7:00 PM Monks Debate Little Theatre
Friday, September 30
9:30 AM – 11:30 AM Closing Ceremony and return of Sand Mandala Casino
* The Sand Mandala will be available for public viewing throughout the week.
For more information or to sign up for an event, contact the Offi ce of Conferences and Special Events at 732.987.2263 or specialevents@georgian.edu.

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