Monday, May 27, 2013

2013 Sacred Art Tour Comes to the Piedmont Triad June 12-16

Saxapahaw Welcomes the Tibetan Monks of the Sacred Art Tour from Drepung Gomang 
Monastery June 12 -16 SaxArt Gallery, 1616 Jordan Street Saxapahaw, NC

June 12 10:00 am Opening Ceremony for Mandala Construction
             Noon to closing Mandala Construction
June 13 10:00 am to closing Mandala Construction
June 14 10:00 am to closing Mandala Construction
               7:00 pm to 9:00 PM An Evening with the Monks
                                               By reservation
June 15 10:00 to noon Sand Painting Workshop
                                              By reservation
             Noon to closing Mandala Construction
June 16 10:00 am to 1:30 pm Mandala Viewing
               2:00 pm Deconstruction Ceremony

There is no admission to the opening and closing ceremonies or during the construction of the mandala, but your donations will be greatly appreciated. The 2013 tour group has been held up for 5 months getting visas approved and have lost the events scheduled for the first 5 months of 2013.

 A Tibetan Bazaar will be set up from June 12th to June 16th for the sale of Tibetan handicrafts created by the Tibetan refugee community located in South India refugee settlements.

100% of all proceeds go directly to support, educate, house, feed and clothe the 2000+ refugee monks living at Drepung Gomang Monastery located in Lama Camp #2 of the Tibetan Colony located in Karnataka, India.

The Sacred Art Tour is sponsored by Drepung Gomang Institute, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. It is the official USA seat of Drepung Gomang Monastery. Drepung Gomang Tour members are refugee monks now living at the monastery. The Drepung Gomang Monastery was founded in 1416 near Lhasa, Tibet and its college is the oldest of the four colleges of Drepung. In 1959, before the invasion of Communist China, Drepung Monastery has more than 10,000 monks. Gomang College produced many eminent Buddhist masters and has been a very important Tibetan Buddhist learning center. Each of the colleges of Drepung has its specialty and the focus of Gomang is philosophy, logic and debate.

Reservations are encouraged for the Evening with the Monks and the Workshop, because they have filled up early in the past years. Go to to make your reservations online.

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  1. Hey I'm Ginny! I'm from Raleigh NC! I found you through the NC bloggers linkup. I was born in Durham, went to college at Meredith in Raleigh and still am here in the capital city. SO glad to see other NC bloggers! I have a lifestyle blog called Buttergirl Diaries. So nice to meet you! I like your blog!!


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