News Release: Events, Religion and Ethics, Student Life

Mar. 28,  2011

Tibet Week at Emory Gives Glimpse of Tibetan Buddhist Culture

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Emory University’s 11th annual Tibet Week, set for March 28-April 2, will feature music, art, lectures, panel discussions and other exhibits and events for both adults and children. Tibet Week provides opportunities for the Emory and Atlanta communities to experience firsthand the diverse dimensions of Tibetan Buddhist culture, bringing both Tibetan artists and monks to campus as ambassadors to share religious and artistic traditions.

View the complete schedule of Tibet Week activities (PDF).

Opening Ceremony: Emory quadrangle, noon, Monday, March 28, featuring Tibetan Sangsol smoke offerings and led by Geshe Lobsang Negi, director of the Emory-Tibet Parnership, with monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery, Inc., Atlanta. The ceremony will be followed by live exhibitions of the Tibetan Sand Mandala created by monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery, and Butter Sculpture by Sonan Dhargye in Emory’s Michael C. Carlos Museum, 571 Kilgo Circle, Emory. Exhibitions continue throughout the week in the Carlos Museum with lectures, films and guided meditations.

Panel Discussion: “Will Tibet Survive?” 7:30-9:00 p.m. Friday, April 1, in the Carlos Museum Reception Hall. Lobsang Nyandak, His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s representative to the United States; Jamyang Norbu, leading Tibetan activist; and other prominent Tibetan scholars will discuss the Middle Way Approach to the resolution of the Tibet issue.

Performance: “Tibetan Songs of Love and Freedom.” 8:00-10:00 p.m. Saturday, April 2, Performing Arts Studio, 1804 N. Decatur Rd. Tibetan singer-songwriter Techung will perform with guest musicians. Admission is free, but seating is limited. 

Tibet Week events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. The Carlos Museum is located in the Emory quadrangle at 571 Kilgo Circle, Emory. Visitor parking is available in Fishburne Parking Deck, 1672 N. Decatur Rd. For additional information email tibet@emory.edu, or call 404.712.9296.

Originally posted on March 22, 2011

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