October 1, 2018 at 9:30 pm

Tashi Kyil Monks to Create Sand Mandala, Opening Ceremony Oct. 11

Tashi Kyil monks mandala creation opening ceremony on Oct. 11 at 2 pm in the Baker Center fifth floor Atrium Lounge.

Monks from Labrang Tashi Kyil Monastery in Dehra Dun, India are touring the United States to educate the public about the culture and religion of Tibet and raise much needed funds for their monastery.

This tour, in partnership with the Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center and its Kumbum Chamtse-Ling Monastery in Bloomington, Ind., is the monastery’s fourth USA Tour.

They will be in Athens for five days, creating a sand mandala in the fifth floor atrium of the Baker Center on the Ohio University campus daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Other public events, to beheld at the Dairy Barn Arts Center, include a yoga class at 4pm on Saturday, a demonstration of Tibetan visual arts (including prayer flags) at 4 p.m. on Sunday, and a Skeleton Dance performance at 7 p.m. on Sunday.

The opening ceremony for the monks’ mandala creation is Thursday, Oct. 11 at 2 p.m. at the Baker Center fifth floor Atrium Lounge.

Their visit to Athens this year is sponsored by the Ohio University Comparative Religion Club, the Friends of India Endowment, and the Gawande Speaker Series in Indian Religion and Philosophy.


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