On their world tour endorsed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama to promote world peace and healing, the monks share Tibet’s rich and authentic sacred arts with modern audiences. The tour offers a rare opportunity to witness one of the world’s most ancient sacred traditions presented by a group of monk artists for whom these traditions are a way of life.
The artists are genuine monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery who are taking time off from their life-long devotion to contemplation and study to participate in the tour.
FRI / AUGUST 12 / 8:30AM / FREE FREE TALK – TIBET TODAY: HISTORY OF A DIASPORASet the stage for Thursday’s performance with an illuminating presentation from the Tibetan monks. This lecture focuses on the contemporary Tibet situation: the invasion by Communist China in the 1950s, the efforts of the refugees in exile to preserve their civilization, and the situation in occupied Tibet.