Small group of monks from a monastery dating from 1409 in Tibet will be here in America to do outreach, education, and fundraising for the monastery which was forced to relocate to south India after its destruction during the Chinese invasion and occupation in the late 1950’s. From a population numbering in the 7000s, approximately 300 were able to flee to India and seek sanctuary. The Monastery has grown to about 2,600 Monks, Nuns and the many children sent to them by parents desperate to have their children raised as Tibetans which now cannot be done in their homeland. Because they are in India, there is no local Tibetan community to support them. They are able to grow some crops but the land is extremely poor and usually plagued by years of drought. Thus they come to us to share their heritage and ask our help!
Leading the group of Monks is Geshe Jigme Tharpa, who possesses the highest earned degree of Buddhist studies. He is further trained and is capable of performing ‘Mo’ divinations. Mo is a very unique Tibetan form of prediction. The word itself means: to check. Through this ability and using very special dice and ancient charts for reference, Geshe is able to help with life questions. This involves some time so, we will schedule appointments for those interested.
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