With great pleasure, Nazareth welcomes Tibetan Monks from Namgyal Monastery to share in a special series of experiences this week.
"Lovingkindness and Compassion"
The monks will be participating in sand mandala, a traditional practice that uses colored sand to create a painting that represents the mind of the Buddha. Once the painting is put together, the monks will dismantle it in order to release and disseminate the deity’s blessings into the world to benefit all complete beings. In his lecture, Lama Geshe Lobsang Dakpa will discuss the seed/root of our human nature and how to nurture the seed of compassion into a blossom of peace and hope for our lives.
Everyone is welcome to view the monks as they work on the mandala (hours listed below) and to come back and enjoy the mandala any hours the library is open. The library opens at 7:45am on all three days, and closes at midnight on the 2nd and 3rd.
Schedule of events
9-10 Opening Ceremony (Free and open to the public, Lorette Wilmot Library)
10-5 Sand painting and construction (Free and open to the public, Lorette Wilmot Library)
9-5 Sand painting and construction (Free and open to the public, Lorette Wilmot Library)
7-8:30 "Lovingkindness and Compassion" Talk with discussion period following. (Ticketed event, located in the Shults Forum -- FREE to current Nazareth Students, Staff & Faculty $15.00 in advance; $20.00 at the door)
9-12 Sand painting continues (Free and open to the public, Lorette Wilmot Library)
1-2:30 Dissolution and Closing Ceremony (Free and open to the public, Begin at Lorette Wilmot Library and relocate to a nearby moving body of water, TBD)
Namgyl at Nazareth is co-sponsored Nazareth College and Brighton Pathways to Health.