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Fall 2007 Lecture Series

For more information, contact Cornelia Tsakiridou (215-951-1558), or Sharon Ballard (215-951-1015).

All events of the Diplomat-In-Residence Program are free and open to the public.


Notice: This month the Dalai Lama is to receive the United States Congressional Gold Medal "in recognition of his enduring and outstanding contribution to peace, non-violence, human rights, and religious understanding." Click here for additional details.

Diplomat-in-Residence Program


The Monks of Drepung Goman Monastery (India)

(Co-sponsored by the La Salle Art Museum)

The Drepung Monks return to La Salle for a week long program that will include: construction of a sand Mandala in the Art Museum, lectures on the fundamentals of Buddhism and a live debate in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition with monks being tested on Buddhist tenets.


Monday October 8, 2007

  • Start of 4 Day Mandala painting of Chenrezig with daily Puja (prayer)
  • thangka exhibit, University Art Museum (10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
Tuesday October 9, 2007 (12:30 - 1:45 p.m.). - Dunleavy Room or Quad (weather permitting)
  • The Venerable Geshe Lharampa Lobzang Samdup, "Fundamentals of Buddhist Philosophy and Practice"
Wednesday October 10, 2007 (1:00 to 2:00 p.m.) - Dunleavy Room or the Quad
  • "Debating the Buddha," a demonstration of lively Tibetan Buddhist monastic debate by Drepung Gomang monks
Thursday October 11, 2007 (12:45 to 2:00 p.m.): University Art Museum
  • Chenrezig Mandala Dismantling Ceremony and procession

You can visit The monks’ website at

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