The Mystical Arts of Tibet coming to campus

Buddhist monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery will visit East Carolina University March 14-18 for a series of Dalai Lama-endorsed events intended to raise awareness of Tibetan civilization and contribute to world peace through sacred art.

The Mystical Arts of Tibet tour will feature a mandala sand painting celebration March 15-17 in the Mendenhall Student Center. Each day, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., the monks will lay millions of grains of sand into place on a platform to create a mandala. The mandala, according to tradition, is a symbol of the universe in its ideal form. Read more…

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  1. Here’s some additional information about the visit:

    The monks are coming from the Drepung Loseling Monastery located in Atlanta, Ga., but their home is in India.

    Events include mandala sand painting celebration March 15-17 in the Mendenhall Student Center. Each day, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    March 14, “Sacred Music Sacred Dance for World Healing.” Doors will open at Wright Auditorium at 7 p.m., with the performance beginning an hour later.

    A lecture, “The Ancient Art of Healing,” 7 p.m. at Hendrix Theatre in Mendenhall Student Center. Tickets for the lecture should be picked up at the Central ticket office in Mendenhall. Open to the campus community and to the public.

    On March 16, the ECU community will also have a chance to create sand art from 1 to 5 p.m. in the Student Activities and Organizations suite of the Mendenhall Student Center.

    Closing ceremony noon March 18 at Mendenhall Student Center, followed by a procession to the Greenville Town Common. The mandala sand will then be dispersed into the Tar River as a sacred blessing.

  2. I’ll try to find out and post the answer here. The contact person listed on the ECU calendar is Alex Davis at 328-4713.

  3. Will any additional lectures be open to the ECU community? Are the monks coming from the Center and Monastery in Atlanta or the Monastery in Karnataka? Thank you to the College of Arts and Science and the Student Activities Board for providing this opportunity at ECU!

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