The Sacred Art of the Drepung Gomang Monastery
A group of Tibetan Monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery Art Tour of 2015 is arriving in Central California for a four week stay, April 13 – May 8. They will be exhibiting Tibetan Crafts, creating large beautiful sand paintings and presenting cultural pageant performances that include: dance, song, chant and a fascinating example of the debate monks use to train their thinking. All donations at any event will go toward their monastic work with the poor, hungry and infirmed. There will be many varied appearances in San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles, Oceano and Santa Maria
There will be sand mandalas created at the following locations:
Steynberg Gallery in San Luis Obispo April 13-17 1531 Monterey St.
Earthtones Gallery 1319 Park St. Paso Robles, April 21-24.
Oceano Train Depot 1650 Front Street, Oceano April 29 – May 3rd
Allan Hancock College Art Gallery, Santa Maria May 4-7.
They begin their tour of the area with a Green Tara Mandala created at Steynberg Art Gallery,1531 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo. Monday through Friday 10:00 AM till – 4:30 PM April 13th – 17th. The incredible closing ceremony for the Green Tara Mandala will take place at 2:00 PM on Friday the 17th.
Following the SLO appearance, the Monks travel to north county to Earthtones Gallery 1319 Park St. Paso Robles, April 21st – 24th. The opening ceremony will begin April 21st at 10AM. The mandala created at Earthtones will be The Chenrezig, Buddha of Compassion, Mandala. The amazing closing ceremony will begin at 2PM on Friday April 24th
The 5 Cities area will enjoy a five day Continue reading