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Mystical Arts of Tibet

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Date(s) - 02/10/2014 - 02/14/2014
All Day

The University of Tennessee campus


See below for the schedule of week long events!


Monday (2.10)

Opening Ceremony, UC Auditorium, 12PM

Sand Mandala, UC 227, 2-6PM

 Tuesday (2.11)

“The History of Diaspora”, UC Auditorium, 12PM

Sand Mandala, UC 227, 10AM-6PM

Wednesday (2.12)

“Opening the Heart: Arousing the Mind of Universal Kindness”, I-House Great Room, 12PM

Sand Mandala, UC 227, 10AM-3PM

“Sacred Music Sacred Dance for World Healing”, Bijou Theatre, 7:30PM (Ticket info TBD)

Thursday (2.13)

“The Symbolism of the Sand Mandala”, UC Auditorium, 12PM

Sand Mandala, UC 227, 10AM-6PM

Friday (2.14)

Sand Mandala, UC 227, 11AM-12pm

Closing Ceremony, UC Auditorium, 12PM


A Brief History of Drepung Loseling Monastery

Drepung Monastery was established near Lhasa, Tibet in 1416 by Chojey Tashi Palden. It had four departments, of which Loseling, or “The Hermitage of the Radiant Mind,” was the largest, housing more than three quarters of Drepung’s ten to fifteen thousand monks. Drepung Loseling was especially close to the Dalai Lama incarnations; the Second Dalai Lama made his residence here in 1494, and subsequent incarnations maintained this link.
After the Chinese Communist invasion of Tibet in 1959 and the forced closure and destruction of its 6,500 monasteries, some 250 monks from Loseling managed to escape the holocaust and rebuild their institution in Karnataka State, South India. The traditional training program was thus preserved. Over the years many more young spiritual aspirants have fled Chinese-occupied Tibet and sought entrance into the monastery, thus helping to preserve their traditional culture. The number of monks presently in the re-established Drepung Loseling has increased to more than 2,500.

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All events are open to the public and free unless otherwise stated. Student ID is required for all students. For more information about these events or to arrange disability accommodations, contact Student Activities @ or 865.974.5455.

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