Mystical Arts of Tibet at Unity of Fairfax August 4 – 9th 2015


(NOTE: as a courtesy to our friends at Unity of Fairfax Church, we are sharing the following announcement. Please contact them for more information. I was only able to attend the closing ceremony the last time the Drepung monks were here, and it was very moving.)

We are pleased to announce the arrival in the DC area of the acclaimed Mystical Arts of Tibet.  The troupe will conduct a live exhibition of an elaborate Medicine Mandala sand painting and perform related music, dance, and lectures August 4 -August 9 at Unity of Fairfax Church, 2854 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton, VA. For information on tickets and the schedule, visit www.unityoffairfax.org or call the Unity of Fairfax office at 703-281-1767.

In recent years The Mystical Arts of Tibet tours, featuring the famed multi-phonic singers of Drepung Loseling monastery, have taken the world by storm. Endorsed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama as a means of promoting world peace and healing through sacred performing art, the Buddhist monks have performed in many of America’s greatest theaters, museums and music halls.

Their appearance here in the D.C. area is a Richard Gere & Drepung Loseling Production.

Attached are the details of the events on August 5, August 7 and August 8 and the free observance of the mandala construction August 4 – 9.         

Date:  August 4 – 9, 2015

Time:  7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Place:  Unity of Fairfax

2854 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton, VA, 22124

703-281-1767www.UnityOfFairfax.org

Description:

TIBETAN MONKS CREATE SAND MANDALA – Come see Tibetan monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery construct a traditional Sand Mandala Painting, Aug. 4-9.  Millions of grains of colored sand will be laid by hand throughout the week to create geometric and ancient spiritual symbols.  Opening Ceremony and viewing FREE for general public.  Other ticketed events and complete schedule available at www.unityoffairfax.org/content/mystical-arts-tibet-s.   

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Date:  August 5, 2015

Time:  7:30pm – 8:30pm

Place:  Unity of Fairfax

2854 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton, VA, 22124

703-281-1767www.UnityOfFairfax.org

Description:

MEDICINE BUDDHA HEALING WITH TIBETAN MONKS Join us in a Medicine Healing Puja, or prayer service, conducted by Tibetan Buddhist monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery.  This system is a ceremonial empowerment for healing.  There will be music, meditation, mantra, and mudra – “symbolic finger gestures.”  Cost: $20.00, www.unityoffairfax.org/content/mystical-arts-tibet-s.

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Date:  August 7, 2015

Time:  7:30pm – 8:30pm

Place:  Unity of Fairfax

2854 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton, VA, 22124

703-281-1767www.UnityOfFairfax.org

Description:

THE SYMBOLISM OF THE SAND MANDALA – Join us in a talk given by Tibetan Buddhist monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery entitled, “The Symbolism of the Sand Mandala.”  The Mandala is a sacred cosmogram used as an object of contemplation.  It depicts the pure nature of the world in which we live, as well as how we can live most effectively.  By creating a Sand Mandala we bring the creative energy of that sacred dimension into our lives and attune ourselves to this natural perfection.  Cost: $15.00, www.unityoffairfax.org/content/mystical-arts-tibet-s.

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Date:  August 8, 2015

Time:  7:30pm – 8:30pm

Place:  Unity of Fairfax

2854 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton, VA, 22124

703-281-1767www.UnityOfFairfax.org

Description:

SACRED MUSIC, SACRED DANCE FOR WORLD HEALING – Come see Tibetan Buddhist monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery perform a traditional ritual performance of sacred music and dance. In Tibet, people from surrounding villages and nomadic tribes would assemble in the monastery courtyard in celebration of a spiritual festival.  The performance will include instrumental and vocal sounds, as well as a symbolic Snow Lion Dance.  Cost: $20.00/adult, $15.00/Age 12 & Under, www.unityoffairfax.org/content/mystical-arts-tibet-s.

Thank you so much,

Taylor QuinnTaylorQuinn@unityoffairfax.org, 703-281-1767
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