Sacred Arts Tour March 8-March 13, 2020

Sacred Art Tour of the
Drepung Gomang Monastery

March 8- March 13

We are very excited to announce that the Drepung Gomang Sacred Art Tour will be with us this March.They will be creating a Sand Mandala at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts. Opening Ceremony will be  Wednesday morning, March 11, 2020. The mandala will be completed by Friday evening. The Dissolution Ceremony will take place Friday afternoon, March 13, 2020.
For a more detailed understanding of the Sacred Arts Tour, and the creation of a Sacred Sand Mandala, please open the following links:
https://drepunggomang.org/test-tour-page/178-sand-mandala-detailsFor more information on the Drepung Gomang Monastery in India
https://www.drepunggomang.org/For more information on the Drepung Gomang Monastery in the USA
https://www.drepunggomangusa.org/

 

Schedule for the Sacred Art Tour of the
Drepung Gomang Monastery

March 8 – March 13, 2020

Cultural Pageant Celebrating Tibetan Culture

 

Sunday, March 8
4:00pm-5:30pm

New Orleans Healing Center
2372 St ClaudeExperience ancient Tibetan cultural rituals including the snow lion dance, Good luck dance, Monk dance, sacred chants, prayers and monastic debate bringing authentic Tibetan traditions to life. Fun for children and adults.

Potluck by the Fire at LHA

Monday, March 9
6:30pm-8:00pm
Louisiana Himalayan Association
623 N Rendon Street

Puja for World Peace and Healing

In Commemoration of Tibetan Uprising Day

 

Tuesday, March 10
7:00pm-8:30pm

Tibetan House
4900 Tchoupitoulas Street

Puja is a Sanskrit word that means “offering.” The monks chant prayers and perform rituals specific to the type of prayer being offered. Prayers are addressed to Buddha’s, bodhisattvas and deities. Their primary purpose is to overcome negativities that may be obstacles in obtaining release from suffering and to promote spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical well-being.

Opening Ceremony for Sacred Sand Mandala
for World Peace

 

Wednesday, March 11
10:00am-11:00am

New Orleans Academy of Fine Art
5256 Magazine St
info@noafa.com
https://www.noafa.comSand painting is an ancient Tibetan art form. The sand mandala is carefully constructed from dyed sand particles to represent the particular esoteric, textual traditions of Buddhism. It is a transient art form, thought to have originated in India and been transferred in the middle ages to Tibet. The sand mandala is constructed as vehicle to generate compassion, realize the impermanence of reality, and a social/cosmic healing of the environment.

You will have the opportunity to view the inception, creation and completion of a Sand Mandala. The completion is following by the Dissolution, in which the remarkable creation is swept into a sacred mixture of multi-colored sacred and blessed sand. The sacred sand will mostly be distributed to viewers at the event. A vase of the sand will be taken to the river at the Fly, and with great ceremony, emptied into the Mississippi River, so that the prayers will be carried into the universe.

Creating a Sacred Mandala for World Peace

 

Wednesday, March 11 through Friday, March 13
9:00am-4:00pm

New Orleans Academy of Fine Art
5256 Magazine St
info@noafa.com

https://www.noafa.com

Puja for Removal of Negativities and Obstacles

 

Wednesday, March 11
7:00pm-8:30pm
Tibetan House
4900 Tchoupitoulas StreetPuja is a Sanskrit word that means “offering.” The monks chant prayers and perform rituals specific to the type of prayer being offered. Prayers are addressed to Buddha’s, bodhisattvas and deities. Their primary purpose is to overcome negativities that may be obstacles in obtaining release from suffering and to promote spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical well-being.

Dissolution of the World Peace Mandala

followed by a Ceremony at the Fly

Friday, March 13
5:00pm-6:00pm
New Orleans Academy of Fine Art
5256 Magazine St
info@noafa.com
https://www.noafa.com