Special Events, Art

"The Mystical Arts of Tibet"

When: Thu., Sept. 28, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri., Sept. 29, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat., Sept. 30, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 1, 12-3 p.m. 2017

In what promises to be a special treat for those with interest in Buddhism, Tibet, and/or arts and culture in general, the Institute of Texan Cultures will play host to Tibetan monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery. The visiting cultural/spiritual ambassadors, whose tour is called “The Mystical Arts of Tibet,” will present a program, over several days, which includes lectures, ceremonies and the creation of a massive sand mandala (a symbolic, sacred “painting” of sand) on the main exhibit floor. Sanctioned by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the goal of the tour (first launched back in 1988) is to promote world peace and healing through traditional Tibetan art forms and the discussion of Buddhist concepts.

Price: $8-$10