Gaden Shartse Norling College Buddhist Tour 2013

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Internationally acclaimed Sacred Earth and Healing Arts of Tibet Tour, the Tibetan Buddhist Monks (from the historic Gaden Shartse Monastery) return to the U.S. to offer healings, teachings and cultural performances including an evening of sacred music and dance The Gaden Sharste Monastery was originally founded in Tibet in the mid 1400's by the Buddhist mystic Je Tsong Kapa and remained an institution of philosophical study prior to the destruction of the university in 1959 when China invaded Tibet.

If you would like to volunteer to bring meals to the monks or donate toward the cost of the Mandala on November 3rd, please contact Dr. Joan Coff (drjoancoff@aol.com or 315-246-1947) A special reception and dinner with the Monks will be held on Monday Nov. 4th at the mandala site for donors.

 

Date: 
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 12:00am - Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 11:59pm
Events: 
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 (All day)

The Tantric ritual of Vajravidharan will be the primary focus of private and group healings. Vajravidharan is a ritual of purification and has three stages: purification and removing of negativities, removing subtle negative imprints, and offering protection. The vajra master will take the form of this Buddha of Purification and use his power to cleanse participants.

Friday, November 1, 2013 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

The Buddha of Compassion is known as Chenrezig (Tibetan) or Avalokitshevara (Sanskrit), meaning 'liberator from the unfortunate lower rebirths.' Chenrezig pledged in front of all the Buddhas not to attain Buddhahood until all sentient beings were free from the sufferings of samsara. Receiving the empowerment of this Buddha, therefore, provides one with protection from an unfortunate lower rebirth. Chenrezig has many aspects and embodies the Universal Compassion of all the Buddhas of the three times and ten directions.

Saturday, November 2, 2013 (All day)

The Tantric ritual of Vajravidharan will be the primary focus of private and group healings. Vajravidharan is a ritual of purification and has three stages: purification and removing of negativities, removing subtle negative imprints, and offering protection. The vajra master will take the form of this Buddha of Purification and use his power to cleanse participants.

Saturday, November 2, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Join the Gaden Shartse monks as they chant evening prayers. Questions and answers will be offered afterwards. Please call 315-234-9333 to reserve a space, as seating is limited.

Sunday, November 3, 2013 (All day)

The Tantric ritual of Vajravidharan will be the primary focus of private and group healings. Vajravidharan is a ritual of purification and has three stages: purification and removing of negativities, removing subtle negative imprints, and offering protection. The vajra master will take the form of this Buddha of Purification and use his power to cleanse participants.

Sunday, November 3, 2013 - 8:00am - Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 4:00pm

The Sacred Art of Sand Mandala

Mandala means literally "that which extracts the essence." There are many different types of mandalas used by Tibetan Buddhists. They can be created in either two or three dimensions. The mandalas on the monks' tour will be two?dimensional. These are without doubt the most creative, labor?intensive, and concentration?intensive of all mandalas created. The Monks will create the Mandala of the Buddha of Compassion.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Chay Drol Literally translated as " to make free of obstacles". Chay Drol is a ritual that helps to remove the obstacles that prevent one from achieving enlightenment. The procedure begins with the Lama generating himself in the form of a deity. He then places colored strings and pieces of cloth on various parts of the participant's body. Through ritual, the strings and pieces of cloth will be transformed to physically represent the obstacles of the participant.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 (All day)

The Tantric ritual of Vajravidharan will be the primary focus of private and group healings. Vajravidharan is a ritual of purification and has three stages: purification and removing of negativities, removing subtle negative imprints, and offering protection. The vajra master will take the form of this Buddha of Purification and use his power to cleanse participants.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

This is the culminating event in the Gaden Shartse Norling College Buddhist Tour 2013.