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Creighton Hosts Tibetan Cultural Events

The Sacred Earth and Healing Arts of Tibet Tour will visit Creighton for a weeklong series of events as part of inauguration activities for the 24th president, Timothy R. Lannon, S.J. The tour features monks from the Garden Shartse Monastery, an important seat of education for Tibetan culture.

Activities include:

  • Monday, Sept. 26, Union Pacific Room, Reinert/Alumni Library Opening Ceremony: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Creating Green Tara Sand Mandala (two-dimensional sand mandalas), continues all week.
  • Monday, Sept. 26, 6:30 pm, Lied Education Center for the Arts, Mainstage “A Journey to the Roof of the World: Sacred Dance and Chant of Tibet”
  • Tuesday, Sept. 27, 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm, Room 105, Skutt Student Center Multi Award-Winning Documentary Film: Dalai Lama Renaissance
  • Tuesday, Sept. 27, 7 - 9 pm, OM Center, 1215 Howard St., Old Market Healing for Healers: Medicine Buddha Empowerment (meditation workshop) $20 in advance, $25 at door, $8 students with identification
  • Wednesday, Sept. 28, 12:30 - 1:30 pm, Room L02, Reinert/Alumni Library “Bridging Hearts: A Conversation on Happiness” An interfaith discussion with Tibetan Buddhists, philosophers and theologians
  • Thursday, Sept. 29, 11 am- 12:15 pm, Asian World Center Courtyard (between Kiewit and Becker Hall on Creighton campus ) Meditation workshop
  • Thursday, Sept. 29, 7 pm - 9 pm, OM Center, 1215 Howard St., Old Market Freeing Obstacles: Chay Drol Purification (meditation) $20 in advance, $25 at door, $8 students with identification
  • Friday, Sept. 30, 11:30 am, Union Pacific Room, Reinert/Alumni Library Impermanence: Closing the Sand Mandala

These events are hosted jointly by Creighton Asian World Center and the Omaha Healing Arts Center. All events on the Creighton campus are free and open to the public. Tax-deductible donations to the Garden Shartse Cultural Foundation will be accepted at each event. Event proceeds benefit the monastery’s effort to preserve educational, spiritual and cultural traditions of Tibet. Reservations for events at the Center can be made by calling: 402.345.5078. For more information visit www.creighton.edu/ccas/asianworldcenter/