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Release date:
Feb. 4, 2002
Contact: Elaine Justice, Associate Director: 404-727-0643 or

Tibet Week at Emory University
February 11-15, 2002

Monday, February 11
Opening Ceremony for Sand Mandala

Emory will be hosting Tibetan Monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery in South India. The monks will construct a sand mandala in the Dobbs University Center (DUC) to promote world peace and healing. The opening ceremony in the DUC will be at noon, Monday, Feb.11. The monks will be at the DUC each day from 10am-6pm until Friday, February 15th. Please check the following schedule for exceptions to this schedule. The exhibition/demonstration is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, February 12
Charles L. Raison, M.D., assistant professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University School of Medicine, will present a lecture titled, "Tummo, Toughening Up and Training of Desire: Studies in Tibetan Meditation at Emory University," which deals with Tibetan meditation and its effect on the body and brain. 7:00 p.m. White Hall, Room 205

Friday, February 15
Closing Ceremony for Sand Mandala
The closing ceremony will be in the DUC at noon. Visit the site before noon to see the finished product before the sands are swept away to symbolize the impermanence of life and then deposited in a local stream to carry healing throughout the world.

For more information please contact Martha Shockey 404-727-6280,

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