Spend a Week with Tibetan Monks in RVA
Hosted by the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Richmond and Chrysalis Institute, the Tibetan Monks of the Drepung Gomang Monastery, in Southern India, will reside at the church from May 8 through 13, creating a sand mandala and teaching meditation, as well as hosting a puja healing ceremony and a ceremonial pageant. The events are free, but donations will be accepted to raise money for the monastery.
The opening ceremony will take place at 7 p.m., May 8, and meditation instruction will be held each day at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. from May 9 to 12. A Puja Healing ceremony will occur at 7 p.m., May 9, and a Snow Leopard Pageant will be held at 7 p.m., May 11. The week concludes with a closing ceremony at 10:30 a.m., May 13, beginning at the church and ending in the Japanese Gardens at Maymont Park.
Location: 1000 Blanton Ave. For more information, call 804-355-0777.