Programs by Tibetan monks on Mother’s Day

May 5 2007

A group of Tibetan monks from the Sacred Arts Tour Group of Drepung Gomang Monastery in southern India will be in Terre Haute on May 13 to give programs to the public.

The group’s mission is to spread a message of wisdom and compassion; to educate the public about the history, arts and culture of Tibet; and to generate funds to support its refugee monastery.

Co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Health, Religion and Spirituality at Indiana State University, recently named a university program of state/regional distinction, the monks will present a full day’s program at the First Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 1875 S. Fruitridge Ave.:

  • 1 p.m. - Chanting, followed by teaching on compassion by Geshe Lobzang Samdup. The topic is “A Tribute to All Mothers.” (Suggested donation $5.)
  • 2 p.m. - Art workshops at different stations: sand painting, butter sculpture, coloring Tibetan motifs (aimed at children). Materials will be supplied.(Suggested donation $5.)
  • 3:45 p.m. - Tibetan momo cooking class. (Suggested donation $5.)
  • 5:30 p.m. - Tibetan dinner with momos (Tibetan dumplings). (Suggested donation $5.)
  • 7 - 8:30 p.m. - Cultural Pageant of Tibet. (Suggested donation $10 for adults, $5 for children.)

The suggested donation for the entire day’s activities is $20. Handcrafted Tibetan merchandise will be on sale.

Contact: Jean Kristeller, professor of psychology and director, Center for the Study of Health, Religion and Spirituality, Indiana State University, (812) 237-2467 or

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ISU's Center for the Study of Health, Religion and Spirituality will co-sponsor a program by Tibetan Monks on Monday, May 13.

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