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Saturday, September 30, 2017

"Tibet Today" Lecture

06:00 PM - 08:00 PM



The monks of Deprung Loesling Monastery discuss the current political climate in Tibet. Museum hours extended to 8 p.m. Lecture included with regular admission.

Monks prepare mandala at UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures

WHAT:
The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures will welcome the monks of Drepung Loseling Monastery, who will prepare a mandala sand painting on the main exhibit floor and host various lectures and programs during their visit.

Endorsed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and with the direct guidance of Drepung Loseling Monastery in India, the tours make a contribution to world peace and healing through sacred art. MORE: MysticalArtsofTibet.org

TIMELINE:
• Sept. 28, 12 p.m.: Opening ceremonies; viewing 12 - 5 p.m.
 
• Sept. 29, Viewing 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; 6 p.m. Lecture, "Symbolism of the Sand Mandala." Regular operating hours extended to 8 p.m.
 
• Sept. 30, Viewing 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; 6 p.m.: Lecture, "Tibet Today." Regular operating hours extended to 8 p.m.
 
• Oct. 1, Viewing 12 – 3 p.m.; 3 p.m.: Closing ceremonies and dispersing of sands. Guests present will get a small bag or vial of sand to take home. Procession to San Antonio River at the Convention Center lagoon.

WHERE:
UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures
Hemisfair Campus, 801 E. César E. Chávez Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78205

ADMISSION:
$10 for adults (12-64); $8 for seniors (65+) and children (6-11); free with membership, UTSA or Alamo Colleges identification. Lectures are free with regular admission.

GROUPS (10 or more): One-hour viewings available, scheduled on the hour.
• Thursday, September 28, Noon – 5 p.m.
• Friday, September 29 and Saturday, September 30, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
• Sunday, October 1, Noon – 2 p.m.
$5 per person for adults and mixed groups; $3 for students.
To schedule a tour please call (210) 458-2291 or e-mail MuseumTours@UTSA.edu.

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