WASHINGTON, PA (Oct. 31, 2011)—A group of Gaden Shartse Monastery monks will be in residence at Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) Nov. 6-10 to help celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Olin Fine Arts Center season.
The Tibetan Buddhist Monastic group will be making a Mandala in the Olin lobby all week and presenting “Sacred Dance and Chants of Tibet” Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m. in Olin theatre.
Gaden Monastery is the original Buddhist monastery of the Gelug tradition of Tibet. The creation of it was prophesized by the Buddha himself 1,900 years before its actual founding.
All proceeds from their sales and appearance fees go to support the monks in their mission to be of service to the world community by helping to spread peace, harmony, compassion and tolerance through cultural exchange, interfaith dialog and Buddhist teachings.
The Gaden Shartse Monastery was in residence at the Olin Fine Arts Center in 2008. Another Tibetan Monastic group, the Drepung Loosling Monastery, was at W&J in 2003.
Schedule (All events except “Sacred Dance and Chants of Tibet” are free and open to the public):
Sunday, Nov. 6
A Journey to the Roof of the World: “Sacred Dance and Chants of Tibet”
7:30 p.m., Olin Theatre
Monday, Nov. 7
Mandala Construction Opening Ceremony
10 a.m., Olin Lobby
Tuesday, Nov. 8
Mindful Learning Lecture with Chophel
4 p.m., Alexander Hall Classroom
Wednesday, Nov. 9
Interconnectedness and the Media Lecture w/Chophel
1 p.m., Thistle Hall
Thursday, Nov. 10
Mandala Dissolution Ceremony
3 p.m., Olin Lobby
Metta Meditation Workshop
7 p.m., Ski Lodge, The Commons
General admission tickets for “Sacred Dance and Chants of Tibet” are $12, $10 for senior citizens over 60 years of age and W&J alumni and non-W&J students, and $7 for children 12 years of age and under.
A variety of additional theatre, music and art gallery events are scheduled throughout the school year. For more information about Olin Fine Arts Center, tickets and a schedule of events, call 724-223-6546.