Tibetan monks to create mandala

Stephanie Healey | Nov. 14, 2013 | College of Science

Peace Sand Mandala features tibetan buddhist monks

The University of Notre Dame’s Ruth M. Hillebrand Center for Compassionate Care in Medicine, the College of Science and the Harper Cancer Research Institute will host Arjia Rinpoche, director of the Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center in Bloomington, Ind., and seven Tibetan Buddhist monks from Labrang Tashi Kyil Monastery in Dehra Dun, India, for the construction of a peace sand mandala and a presentation on compassion from Nov. 18-21 (Monday-Thursday).

The monks have been touring the United States to give teachings on Buddhism, to educate the public about the culture and religion of Tibet and to raise funds for their monastery. The monks will be ending their U.S. tour at the University of Notre Dame. Rinpoche has been raising funds for the Children’s Cancer Care Treatment Center adjacent to the Maternity Hospital in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

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