Tibetan monks presenting cultural events in Evansville

Seven monks from the Labrang Tashi Kyil Monastery in Dehradun, India will be in Evansville during the week of November 5-10 educate the public about the culture of Tibet.
Their schedule includes creating the World Peace Sand Mandala at Central Library with Opening Ceremony at 10:00 am on November 5 and Closing Ceremony on Friday, November 8 at 3:30 pm. Construction of the Mandala will continue on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.  Tuesday, November 5 at 6:00 pm the monks will be presenting at the University of Evansville, Ridgway along with Arjia Rinpoche, director of the Tibetan Mongolian Cultural Center in Bloomington, Indiana.  Wednesday, November 6 at 5:00 pm the monks will present a Let’s Travel to Tibet program at the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana.  Thursday, November 7 at 11:30 am the monks will be attending the Interfaith Group monthly meeting at the Mindful Heart Buddha Sangha.  Thursday, November 7 at 5:00 the monks will do a Blessing of the Woods for Wesselman Nature Society, followed at 6:00 pm by a benefit dinner at Wesselman Nature Center.  All proceeds go to Tashi Kyil Monastery and reservations must be made by Monday, November 4th for the dinner. Tickets available at www.bwmassage.com or Bodyworks, 812-490-9009.  Friday, November 8 at 6:00 pm the monks will present a Dharma Talk/Meditation at Evansville Power Yoga.  Sunday, November 10 at 9:30 am the monks will be in attendance at St. Mary’s Catholic Church downtown with a reception to follow.
There is no charge to attend these events, and all events are open to the public with the exception of the benefit dinner.