Sacred Art Tour Returns To Lighthouse ArtCenter To Share Tibetan Traditions

The monks are returning! The Lighthouse ArtCenter welcomes back the Sacred Art Tour from January 25-31! Eight Tibetan refugee Buddhist monks will create a sand mandala and share Tibetan traditions at the museum.  Last year, more than 1,500 visitors enjoyed the Dalai Lama-sanctioned tour in Tequesta. The mandala is created with naturally dyed sand from India; the monks painstakingly create the intricate design grain-by-grain. The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to mark your calendars now. Throughout the week, there will be opportunities to participate in sand painting, rock painting, culinary evenings, traditional ceremonies, yoga and meditation with the monks.  Registration is required for most of the events.

 

 

 

 

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Gallery Square North

373 Tequesta Drive   Tequesta, FL

(561) 748-8737 or LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

 

Sacred Art Tour

Celebrates Tibetan Culture

January 25 – 31, 2016  

9:30 am to 4 pm

 

 

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The Lighthouse ArtCenter welcomes back the Sacred Art Tour from January 25-31! Eight Tibetan refugee Buddhist monks will create a sand mandala and share Tibetan traditions at the museum.  Last year, more than 1,500 visitors enjoyed the Dalai Lama-sanctioned tour in Tequesta. The mandala is created with naturally dyed sand from India; the monks painstakingly create the intricate design grain-by-grain.

 

 

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The public is invited to experience their daily meditative chanting as they begin and end their days at the Museum, at 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., and quietly watch the creation of the World Peace mandala throughout the day. Tibetan merchandise will be on sale daily, with proceeds benefiting the 2,000 monks at the Drepung Gomang Monastery in India.

 

 

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2015 Visit to Lighthouse ArtCenter (Photo Courtesy Jen Scott)

 

 

 

Throughout the week, there will be opportunities to participate in sand painting, rock painting, culinary evenings, traditional ceremonies, yoga and meditation with the monks. Please visit www.LighthouseArts.org for registration and details, or call the Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art at (561) 748-8737.

 

 

 

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Dissolution Ceremony, 2105 (Photo Courtesy of Jen Scott)

 

 

The dissolution ceremony will remind us of the value of impermanence. The monks will gather at the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse on Sunday, January 31, at 4 p.m. to offer the sacred sand from the mandala as a blessing to our waterways.

 

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Culinary Evening

 

 

This year, Director of Education, Cynthia Trone, visited the monks at the Drepung Gomang Center for Engaging Compassion in Kentucky, and attended the Dalai Lama’s 80th Birthday celebration at the Global Compassion Summit in California. She says, “There is a deep sense of peace, joy and positivity in the monks that soothes our souls. A sense of true kindness and compassion is clearly evident in their presence; it is a delight and an honor to learn from them. I chose the World Peace mandala this year to infuse our community with a sense of global respect and cooperation.”

 

 

 

 

For more information on how to get involved, contact Cynthia Trone, Director of Education at the Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art, cynthia@lighthousearts.org, (561) 748-8737.

Visit www.drepunggomang.orgto learn more about the monastery and Tibetan Buddhist traditions.

The Lighthouse ArtCenter is a member-supported nonprofit 501(c)(3) community arts organization, providing excellence in art exhibitions, instruction, education and outreach for all ages. For more information on the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum, School of Art, exhibitions, programs and events, visitLighthouseArts.orgor call (561) 746-3101.

 

 

 

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