2018 US Mandala Tour

2018 Great Compassion

Mandala Tour


“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

14771 Moran Street, Westminster, CA 92683

For more details, contact: Kevin 657-257-8430, 2018kalachakravn@gmail.com. Download the flyers here:

Man Da La Flyer English

Man Da La Flyer Vietamese

Detailed Program English

Detailed Program Vietnamese

Wednesday, August 29

10:00 AM: Religious ceremony to purify the environment. Begin Kalachakra sand mandala construction.

3:00 PM: Twenty-One Tara prayers, led by Geshe Tsewang Dorje.


Thursday, August 30

Continue Kalachakra sand mandala work.

3:00 PM: Protector Mahakala prayers, led by Geshe Tsewang Dorje.


Friday, August 31

Continue Kalachakra sand mandala work.

3:00 PM: Protector Palden Lhamo prayers, led by Geshe Tsewang Dorje.

5:00 PM: Teaching on “Eight Verses on Mind Traning” (Tibetan, English, Vietnamese).


Saturday, September 1

Morning Program

Complete Kalachakra sand mandala.

10:00 AM: Tantric Buddhist dance, Ngari Tour Monks.

Afternoon Program

1:00 PM: Prayers for the deceased, led by Thupten Rinpoche and Geshe Tsewang Dorje. Names of the deceased will be read.

2:00 PM: Amitabha Buddha empowerment, conferred by Thupten Tulku Rinpoche (Tibetan, English, Vietnamese).

Blessing gift of katags.


Sunday, September 2

10:00 AM: “Trinchol” prayers to remove obstacles, led by Tsewang Geshe Dorje.

11:00 AM: Teaching on Kalachakra mandala and the general concepts of sand mandala practice in Tibetan Buddhism, by Thupten Rinpoche (Tibetan, English, Vietnamese).

2:00 PM: Religious ceremony to dissolve Kalachakra sand mandala, led by Thupten Rinpoche and Geshe Dorje. Distribution of sand from the Kalachakra Mandala.

4:00 PM: Return mandala sand to the ocean at Huntington Beach (Beach Boulevard by the ocean) to bless the world and environment. End of the Kalachakra sand mandala week.

September 3-9: The Sacred Space, Santa Barbara, CA

September 12-16: Lion’s Roar Dharma Center, Sacramento, CA

September 21-23: San Jose, CA

September 26-29: Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden, Pasadena, CA

October 1-4: Roots for Wellness Center, CA

October 8-12: Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO

October 13-16: Rawlings Public Library, Pueblo, CO

October 19-28: Jefferson Unitarian Church, Golden, CO





















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