Tibetan Buddhist Monks In Residence At Lees-McRae College, October 4-7, 2005
Four Tibetan Monks from the Ser a Jey Monastery in India will be on tour in the United States this fall.
The Shiwa Tour 2005: The Way of Peace and Healing will come to Lees-McRae College the week of October 4-7, 2005. They will be sharing Tibetan Buddhism, religious art and communication, which provide a beautiful glimpse into ancient and modern Tibetan culture. The monks will be in residence at the college and will be offering many events that will be open to the public.
These programs include:
The live creation of a sand mandala in the Carson Library: Opening Ceremony at 10 a.m. ; monks will be working on the sand mandala- Tuesday (10 a.m.-5 p.m.), Wednesday (1-4 p.m.), Thursday (10 a.m.- 5 p.m.), Friday (finish the mandala)—the public is invited to come and observe!
Buddhism 101: The Basics of Tibetan Buddhism, 2-3 p.m. in Evans Auditorium in the Cannon Student Center
An Open Forum on the Politics, Religion, and Culture of Tibet, 2-3:30 p.m. in Evans Auditorium in the Cannon Student Center.
The Closing Mandala Ceremony begins at the library and processes to the Elk River, 4-5 p.m.
Dinner in McDonald Dining Hall, 5-6 p.m., which will include Tibetan Cuisine; Cost- $7.60; children under six eat free.
King-Shivell Art Gallery in Cannon Student Center will be open from 5-7 p.m. for conversation and Tibetan tea. The Meditation Exhibit will be on display featuring local artists including Barbara Timberman and Deborah Mayhall Bradshaw
An Evening of Tibetan Art and Culture: A Live Performance of Ritual Dances (Yak and Snow Lion), Chanting, and Debate,
7:30-8:30 p.m. in Hayes Auditorium, Admission: Adults- $5.00, Children- $3.00; Tickets can be purchased at the door before the performance or on Thursday (2-5 p.m.) and Friday (2-7 p.m.) at the Hayes Auditorium box office.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Contact the Chaplain’s Office at Lees-McRae College, email@example.com or call 828/898-3142