AUBURN, CA TOUR
TIBETAN MONKS, GADEN SHARTSE MONASTERY, EVENTS
Auburn Event Schedule
Sponsored by the General Gomez Arts and Events Center and
Sierra Friends of Tibet - Auburn
The Monks will construct a Sand Mandala and participate in a variety of events, highlighting many aspects of Tibetan culture. This is their third extended-stay event in Auburn! The Sand Mandala
viewing hours: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. (Open daily – before/after scheduled events and teachings.)
All events will be held at the General Gomez Arts & Events Center, 808 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA unless otherwise noted, and all events listed below are open to the public.
The Monks are available for house, land & business blessings, as well as school visits.
Personal Healings will take place at the General Gomez Center, by appointment. Inquire at the Center.
This Schedule is subject to Change at any time before or during the Monk’s visit.
Events are by donation, and all money goes directly to the Monks. Suggested donation is $1 - $10 for Mandala viewing, $15-$20 per person for events. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
THURSDAY – January 31ST
7:00 – OPENING CEREMONY: MANJUSHRI SAND MANDALA & INTERFAITH WELCOME Please join us for a special Welcome and Blessing with the Monks.
FRIDAY – FEBRUARY 1ST
7:00 MEDICINE BUDDHA PUJA – A Ritual to Transform Negative Conditions into Positive Conditions.
SATURDAY – FEBRUARY 2ND
10:00 KID’S PROGRAM WITH MONKS – Monks leading a hands-on participation event for children & adults creating Butter Sculpture, Calligraphy & Coloring of Printed Mandalas.
3:00 pm DHARMA TALK: “The Wisdom of Compassion”
7:00 pm CHAY DROL RITUAL – A Healing Ritual for Removing Obstacles.
SUNDAY – FEBRUARY 3rd
11:00 am PRAYERS FOR THE SICK & DECEASED & SUFFERING OF THE WORLD – Prayers to Benefit those who have died, are sick, or suffering. Bring photos/objects, or written names of those who need blessing.
MONDAY – FEBRUARY 4TH
7:00 pm MONK’S SLIDE SHOW & MONASTIC DEBATE EXHIBITION – An Evening of Monastery Life!
TUESDAY – FEBRUARY 5TH
3:30 pm “Monk’s Choice” - After School Talk for Tweens and Teens followed by a Q & A Session
7:00 pm VAJRAVIDARAN HEALING RITUAL - A Healing/Purification Ceremony
WEDNESDAY – FEBRUARY 6TH
7:00 pm DHARMA TALK: “The Three Principal Aspects of the Path” (Renunciation, Altruistic Intention, Emptiness)
THURSDAY – FEBRUARY 7TH
7:00 pm BASIC & COMMON HAND MUDRAS & TEA CEREMONY – The Monks will Demonstrate & Explain the Basic/Common Buddhist Hand Mudras, and then will perform a Traditional Tea Ceremony -
A Moving Event!
FRIDAY – FEBRUARY 8TH
7:00 pm MANJUSHRI EMPOWERMENT
SATURDAY – FEBRUARY 9TH
10:00 am BLESSING OF SACRED OBJECTS RITUAL – Bring your statues/objects to be blessed by the Monks.
2:00 pm DHARMA TALK: ‘World Peace and Unity of Religions”
7:00 pm SAND MANDALA DISSOLUTION & CLOSING CEREMONY
SUNDAY – FEBRUARY 10TH
10:00 am WATER CEREMONY & SACRED SAND RELEASE
AT AUBURN SCHOOL PARK PRESERVE
MONDAY - FEBUARY 11TH
6:30 pm DHARMA TALK: Death, Bardo, And Rebirth
A Presentation on The Three Stages Of Life
First Congregational Church Sanctuary
710 Auburn Ravine Rd, Auburn CA
WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 13TH
5:30 pm DHARMA TALK: Samantha or Single Pointed Meditation
7:00-8:00 pm Silent Prayer/Meditation
St. Luke's Episcopal Church Parish Hall
124 Orange Street, Auburn, Ca
FRIDAY- FEBRUARY 15TH
7:00 pm DHARMA TALK: Practicing Off the Cushion -
How to Carry Your Meditation (Spiritual) Practice into Every Day Life
Ayama Yoga and Meditative Arts
17020 Placer Hills Road, Suite B, Meadow Vista, CA
RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org text or call for more information 530-559-7554
SATURDAY - FEBRUARY 16TH
7:00 pm VAJRAVIDARAN HEALING RITUAL - A Tantric Healing/Purification Ceremony
Serenity Spa Palladio Folsom
350 Palladio Pkwy Ste 1975, Folsom, CA
RSVP: Please call 916.542.7363
PHONES: (530) 305-1734 or (530) 745-0555
The Monks are available for house, land & business blessings, as well as school visits. Personal Healings are by appointment only. Call 916.834.8299 for information