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Tibetan Monks Sand Mandala & Meditation at Unity of Sarasota
February 26 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
One event on February 25, 2020 at 9:00 am
One event on February 26, 2020 at 9:00 am
One event on February 27, 2020 at 9:00 am
One event on February 28, 2020 at 9:00 am
Tibetan Monks from Drepung Gomang Monastery in Southern India will be at Unity of Sarasota!
February 24-28, 2020.
Location: The Enlightenment Center at Unity of Sarasota
They will be creating a sand mandala, an ancient Tibetan tradition signifying impermanence, non attachment, compassion and wisdom. They will be also teaching meditation and educating the public about the plight of Tibetans since the Chinese occupation of Tibet in 1950. The Monks will showcase other cultural ceremonies during their stay at Unity of Sarasota.
Please come and experience these beautiful Monks and their culture. The public is welcome at the Opening Ceremony Monday, February 24th 6:00 pm and the closing ceremony Friday, February 28th 4:00 pm, meditation instruction at 11 and 4 each day, and at the two evening ceremonies, Tuesday and Thursday at 6 pm.
Two thousand Monks live in this one monastery with 4 other monasteries of similar size in close proximity. Tibetan Culture is being wiped out in China and these Monks are part of an effort to keep their culture and spirituality alive. They are feeding, educating, and housing thousands, and this tour raises money to continue their efforts. The Indian government has been extremely supportive of Tibetans in exile, allowing them to fully express their spirituality and culture.