Twelfth Annual Tibet Week

Monday, March 23—Saturday, March 28
The Emory-Tibet Partnership, the Department of Religion, and the Carlos Museum present the twelfth annual Tibet Week celebration.  Buddhist monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery create a sand mandala of Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion; daily meditation, lectures, films, and more.

Monday, March 23

Incense Offering and Opening Ceremony for Sand Mandala of Avalokiteshvara
Noon
Reception Hall, Level Three
 
Construction of Sand Mandala of Avalokiteshvara
1–5 pm
Reception Hall, Level Three
 
Guided Compassion Meditation
5 pm
Reception Hall, Level Three
 
The China-Tibet Dialogue and it's Implications for International Conflict Resolution: A Conversation with Lodi Gyari Rinpoche and Dr. Paul Zwier
7:30 pm
Reception Hall, Level Three

Tsewang Rigzin and Richard Sui, respondents. Sponsored by the Center for Advocacy & Dispute Resolution and Emory China-Tibet Initiative.
 
Tuesday, March 24

Construction of Sand Mandala of Avalokiteshvara
10 am–5 pm
Reception Hall, Level Three
 
Guided Compassion Meditation
5 pm
Reception Hall, Level Three
 
A Legacy of Compassion - Why Tibetan Monastics Matter in the 21st Century
7:30 pm
Reception Hall, Level Three

Geshe Lhakdor, Director of the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, discusses how this ancient tradition is finding new ways to interface with the modern worls.  Dr. Gillian Hue and Sonam Choephel, respondents; Dr. Michael Romana, moderator.

Wednesday, March 25

Construction of Sand Mandala of Avalokiteshvara
10 am–5 pm
Reception Hall, Level Three

Guided Compassion Meditation
5 pm, Reception Hall
Level Three

 
The Healing Power of Compassion - Insights for Patients, Caregivers, and Healthcare Practicioners
7:30 pm
Reception Hall, Level Three

This forum will feature Dr. William Eley, Emory School of Medicine; Dr. Ursula Kelly, Emory School of Nursing; Tawni Tidwell, Tibetan medical student; and Tibetan medical practioner, Dr. Pema Dorjee.  Dr. Stephen Bount, moderator.
This  forum  will  feature  
Dr.  William  Eley,  Emory  School  of  Medicine;  Dr.  Ursula  Kelly,  Emory
School  of  Nursing;  Tawni  Tidwell,  Tibetan  medical  student;  and  Tibetan

Thursday, March 26

Construction of Sand Mandala of Avalokiteshvara
10 am–5 pm
Reception Hall, Level Three
 
Guided Compassion Meditation
5 pm
Reception Hall, Level Three
 
The Dalai Lama's Vision for Secular Ethics - Cultivating an Education of Heart and Mind
7:30 pm
Reception Hall, Level Three

Geshe Ngawang Samten, Vice Chancellor of the Central University for Tibetan Studies will examine the Dalai Lama's vision for how to create more compassionate people and societies.  Professor John Dunne and Geshe Dadul Namgyal, respondents; Geshe Lobsang Tenzin Negi, moderator.

Friday, March 27

Construction of Sand Mandala of Avalokiteshvara
10 am–5 pm
Reception Hall, Level Three
 
Guided Compassion Meditation
5 pm
Reception Hall, Level Three


Tibetan Sand Painting Family Event
6:30–8:30 pm
Tate Room, Plaza Level

Children of all ages are invited to observe the Tibetan monks of Drepung Loseling Monastery at work on the sand mandala and then create their own personal multi-colored sand paintings using traditional copper tools and brightly colored sand. This program has filled and we are no longer accepting registrations.
 
 
Saturday, March 28

The Universe Through the Lens of Compassion - Symbolism of the Mandala
1:00–3:00 pm
Reception Hall, Level Three

Geshe Lobsang Tenzin Negi

Tibet Week Closing Ceremony
3 pm
Reception Hall, Level Three

Monks of Drepung Loseling Monastery