Saturday, October 03, 2009

Tibetan Monks at the Art Gallery

Five Tibetan monks from the Gaden Jangtse Monastery in India will be in Victoria from Oct 3rd to 25th, constructing a sand mandala and butter sculpture at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (AGGV), as part of the gallery's Sacred Art of Tibet exhibit. The exhibit will continue until Dec 6th and the completed mandala will be on display until then.

The opening ceremony will take place Saturday Oct 3 at 10:30am in the Pollard Gallery of the AGGV.


for the web site of the monk's tour and

for the AGGV web site of the monk's visit to the gallery.

For information on when the Gallery is open and it's entrance fee go to

. If you plan to visit the Gallery a number times to follow the progression of the mandala you might want to consider getting a membership. For membership information go to

. The monks will share in a percentage of the en trance fee, which will go to the support of their monastery in India.

The UVic Students for a Free Tibet will be hosting a presentation of the monks playing Tibetan instruments, performing sacred dances and doing demonstrations of monastery debating. This is tentatively scheduled for Fri Oct 23 at UVic, with details to follow.

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