Drepung Loseling Monks, the Mystical Arts of Tibet
Sand Mandala Creation
sponsored by Lexie and Robert Potamkin, yearly for over 25 years, the monks created the Green Tara mandala in 2020 and the Manjushri mandala in 2021, virtually over Zoom, with daily meditations, chants and sand mandala creation, opening and closing ceremonies.
Lexie Potamkin on the mandala
Buddha of Wisdom
“Manjushri” mandala creation
Time lapse, July 2021
Meditation, Chants, Mandala, August 4, 2021
Meditation, Chants, Mandala, August 5, 2021
“Green Tara” mandala
The monks created the Green Tara mandala during this weeklong event. Green Tara is the embodiment of enlightened wisdom and compassion in feminine form. Like a mother caring for her only child, Tara, “the liberator mother”, nurtures all living beings with her unconditional love and compassion. Arising from her legendary commitment to liberate beings from all forms of fear and suffering, she represents both nurturance and protection from danger and illness. Rituals and practices involving this Buddha are considered to repair and strengthen health and wholesome qualities and has been relied on by Buddhists for millennia to provide solace and relief in times of emotional and physical illness and societal turmoil.
Meditation and Resilience in Challenging Times
Panel discussion on the scientific and practical applications of meditation.
Today our society is increasingly under stress, whether from. COVID-19 pandemic, from political divisiveness, or from the increasing awareness of social injustice. The panel explores insights from the world of contemplative science as well as the practical application of meditation practice to daily life. Evidence suggests that meditation can help cope with emotional and physical stress while also transforming our response to these crises into meaningful and purposeful action.
30 Minute Guided Meditations
Geshe Lobsang Tenzin Negi guided 30 minute meditation, including chanting by the Tibetan monks.
July 22, 2020
July 23, 2020
July 25, 2020
July 26, 2020
SEE Learning, Social, Emotional and Ethical
Complimentary Online Training
Meghan Noonan, teacher at Aspen High School, spoke on stage at the international launch of the SEE Learning program. SEE Learning (Social, Emotional and Ethical Learning) is a new K-12 educational program developed for international use, to teach secular ethics and compassion to children, started by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, in partnership with Emory University (mentioned in the Panel discussion). Lexie and Robert Potamkin support the SEE Learning program.