FILM AND LIVE COMMENTARY BY NGARI KHANTSEN MONKS
Himalayan Sacred Arts for Peace Festival in Zurich
DURATION: December 2, 19.00 to 20.30
CATEGORY: Movie (great for kids and adults)
In the Tibetan Buddhist tradition parents often bring one or more of their sons to a Buddhist monastery. to receive education and bring good fortune to their families. In this short documentary we will get to follow one little monk living and studying in the Ngari Khangtsen monastery in Southern India through his daily activities from the moment he wakes up very early in the morning, to the time he goes to bed.
You will discover how monasteries combine the traditional education inherited from Tibet’s past with the new challenges of the 21st century. Young monks do not only study the standard curriculum of Indian schools, English and sciences, they also learn Tibetan, thereby keeping their own culture alive while in exile. They memorise Buddhist texts, pray or serve tea during various rituals, etc. These young monks are the future of Tibetan Buddhism and culture, and they study very hard.
Come early to see Ngari Khantsen monks creating a traditional Sand Mandala at Lhagsam Tibetan Meditation Center. You will also have a chance to take a look at the Mandala before and after the film screening.
Geshe Lobsang Norbu will introduce the film just before the screening. The Ngari Khantsen monks, where the documentary was filmed, will be there to answer to questions after the film.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT
We would like to make sure we have a seat for you. The registration is free of charge.
Duration: December 2, 19.00 to 20.30
Cost: You would make the Ngari Khangtsen monks very happy by making a small donation to help them to build a new library at their Sera Monastery in South India. If you have no clue how much to donate, we suggest 20 CHF.