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TIBETAN MONKS TO BRING THEIR MYSTICAL ARTS TOUR TO REED

Contact: Greg Meronek, 503/517-5389
Sara Rasmussen, 503/517-5444
or
http://web.reed.edu/publicevents
Reed events line: 503/777-7755

March 21, 2003
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TIBETAN MONKS TO BRING THEIR MYSTIC ARTS TOUR TO REED

The Drepung Loseling Tibetan Monks Tour, "The Mystical Arts of Tibet," will bring a music and dance performance, a sand mandala painting event, and a lecture to Reed College from April 14 to 18 (see below for details and admission prices). The events, sponsored by the Reed student Amnesty International group, are open to the public. For more information visit http://web.reed.edu/publicevents or call 503/777-7755.

Sacred Music Sacred Dance Performance
Monday, April 14
8 p.m., Kaul Auditorium, $10 general admission
Ten pieces believed to generate energies conducive to world healing.

Sand mandala painting
Tuesday, April 15, to Friday, April 18
Gray lounge, free
Buddhist mandala sand painting is created grain by grain to generate energies for global healing.

Tuesday, April 15, 10-11 a.m.: OPENING CEREMONY

HOURS TO VIEW MONKS PAINTING MANDALA:
Tuesday, April 15: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday, April 16: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday, April 17: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday, April 18: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Friday, April 18, 3-5 p.m.: CLOSING CEREMONY

Lecture: "Tibet Today"
Thursday, April 17
7 p.m., Eliot Hall chapel, $5 general admission
A lecture focusing on the contemporary Tibet situation: the invasion by Communist China in the 1950s, the efforts of refugees in exile to preserve their civilization, the situation in occupied Tibet, and current human rights violations.

The Drepung Loseling Monastery was established near Lhasa in 1416. After the Chinese Communist invasion of Tibet in 1959 and the forced closure and destruction of its monasteries, monks from Loseling escaped and rebuilt their institution in Karnataka State, South India. Many more young spiritual aspirants have fled Chinese-occupied Tibet and come to the monastery to help preserve their traditional culture. The monastery established its American seat in 1989 as a result of its first world tour.

Reed College, in Portland, Oregon, is an undergraduate institution of the liberal arts and sciences dedicated to sustaining the highest intellectual standards in the country. With an enrollment of about 1,360 students, Reed ranks third in the undergraduate origins of Ph.D.s in the United States and second in the number of Rhodes scholars from a liberal arts college (31 since 1915).

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