Gomang Monks at UVa

News item posted on: July 9th, 2011
A Glimpse into the Unique Culture and Music of Tibetan Monastic Life, Presented by the monks of the Gomang Monastery

Invited and Sponsored by Tibet Center and UVa’s Asia Institute, a group of eight Tibetan Buddhist monks will be arriving in Charlottesville to bring the spirits of their ancient monastic life to the UVa campus.

Admission is free. All are welcome!

This group of Tibetan monks will offer the UVa community and local residents of Charlottesville a glimpse into the unique culture and music of Tibetan monastic life. Both the group of monks and the organizers of the event warmly invite all to share the spiritual melodies of the Drepung Gomang Monks of Gelukpa order of the Tibetan Buddhism.

The Drepung Gomang Monastery was founded in 1416 near Lhasa. Prior to 1959, the Drepung Gomang monastery had more than 5,000 monks and was known for producing eminent Buddhist scholars and practitioners. Today, approximately 2,000 monks study and live at the Drepung Gomang monastery that was constructed in Mongod, south India starting in 1969.

The event is free, however donations to benefit the monks are gratefully accepted.

For more information call: Tenzin at 434-466-7569 or visit www.uvatibetcenter.org

Friday, July 29th at 6:30PM

– UVA Campus: McKim Hall, Auditorium