2018 Great Compassion
“My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.”
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
The 2018 Great Compassion Mandala Tour is designed by Geshe Tsewang Dorje, director of the Ngari Institute in Ladakh, India, to share the ancient beauty of Himalayan Buddhist culture with the American people and to spread a message of love and kindness, which is so needed in our world today.
All proceeds generated by the tour will be used for the education and food funds for the 60 underserved children who live in the hostels at the institute. Four types of children live at the institute: orphans; children from poor, single-parent families; children from large families whose parents cannot take care of all the children in the family; and children whose families cannot afford to educate all the children in the family. Several young monks also live there and receive both a traditional and modern education. The children go to one of three local schools (Siddhartha School, SOS Tibetan Children’s Village School, or the local public school). The institute provides room, board, tuition fees, book and clothing allowances, transportation to school, and access to medical care. The monks’ goal is to produce good people who live a positive way of life.
For the latest information about the tour, visit www.NgariMandalaTour.org.
To see images from the 2018 tour in Germany, visit Ngari Institute’s Facebook page.
August 29-September 2: Người Việt Conference Hall
September 5-9: The Sacred Space, Summerland, CA
September 12-16: Lion’s Roar Dharma Center, Sacramento, CA
September 21-23: San Jose Dharma Group, San Jose, CA
September 26-30: Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden, Pasadena, CA
October 1-4: Roots for Wellness Center, CA
October 9-12: Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO
October 13-16: Rawlings Public Library, Pueblo, CO
October 24-28: Congregation Beth Evergreen, Evergreen, CO