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MONKS FROM TIBET TO VISIT SRU TO EXPLAIN
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa.
– Thubten Dhargye Ling and the monks of Gaden Shartse will
present “Death, Bardo and Rebirth,” a lecture on
Buddhism and Tibetan monk life, at 3:30 p.m. and “Tibetan
Music, Monastic Chanting and Buddhist Philosophy” at 7 p.m.
Tuesday [April 26] in Slippery Rock University’s Spotts World
Cultures Building Auditorium.
is part of the groups’s one-day campus visit.
the World Religions Film Night will offer “Kundyn,” the
story of the exiled dali lama, at 7 p.m. Monday in Spotts with Dr.
Andrew Colvin, instructor in philosophy, as discussant.
Shartse Monastic college, which serves as the monk’s home, is
a voluntary seat for Tibetan learning and a non-profit educational
and cultural center. Its concentration is in Tibetan literature and
history and all aspects of Buddhist philosophy and practice,
including rituals and arts such as scroll and sand painting, along
with languages and modern subjects. The monastery is maintained
through agriculture, including 84 acres of farmland. The visiting
monks are living as refugees in exile in India.
Gaden Shartse have visited campus in previous years. The visit is
sponsored by the SRU philosophy, English and Asian studies
departments, the College of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts
and the Office of International Initiatives.
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