Throughout time and in many cultures, the drum is a sacred instrument used to connect to the Spirit world, the inner self, and the world around us.
The Drepung Gomang monks are renowned for the Sacred Art of Sand Mandala Construction. The event includes opening ceremonies, informal conversation and socializing as the mandala is created and formal closing ceremonies. The space will be open daily from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM for visitors to witness the creation of the mandala. There will be a prayer to open the day every morning at 9:00 am. All are welcome!
Experience ancient Tibetan cultural rituals of dance such as the black hat dance, yak dance, snow lion dance, Panda dance, Good luck dance and sacred chants, prayers and debate as authentic Tibetan traditions come to life!
Join us for a special workshop that includes teaching how to create special designs using the same techniques as monks use in creating a Sacred Sand Mandala. All ages are welcome!
Learn about the main tenets of Buddhist philosophy and get your questions about the Tibetan Buddhist tradition answered by Geshe Lharampa Lobsang Dhondup, a monk who has achieved the equivalent of a PhD.
A musical campout retreat that includes workshops, performances, yoga, vegetarian food, sweat lodge, drum making and more!
Eat, relax, have fun. Casually mix with the monks and learn how to cook authentic vegetarian Tibetan cuisine. Evening includes a cooking lesson, dinner and blessings.
Puja is a Sanskrit word that means “offering.” Tonight the monks will chant prayers and perform rituals in honor of the life, dedicated service and birthday of the Elder Brother, Sat Guru Dr. Jose Manuel Estrada.
The sand mandala closing ceremony will include prayers, chanting, deconstruction of the mandala and sharing the blessed sand. We will then walk to the river by Transmitter park to bless the land and water.
Together with Kaypacha, we will examine our own astrological birthcharts, become more familiar with the zodiacal archetypes, and begin to identify our soul groups and personal destiny.
This 2-hour talk by Kaypacha will be an exploration into the current transits.