Drepung Loseling Monks Tour the USs

The following article is from the Winter, 1986 issue of the Snow Lion Newsletter and is for historical reference only. You can see this in context of the original newsletter here.

Snow Lion is considering sponsoring a tour of America of eight monks from Drepung Loseling next spring. They do high chanting and traditionally lead the Great Prayer Festival. This tour unlike the very successful Gyuto and Gyume Tantric College tours, will not be solely a chanting tour. Also included in the program will be on-stage debating exhibitions, sacred dances and informal question and answer sessions with the audiences.

The tentative idea for the tour is to begin in Canada and then to move through New England, New York, down the east coast to Florida, to Texas, up through Colorado and the Southwest, and then to California and up the west coast to Seattle.

The Gyuto and Gyume Monks gave performances at colleges and universities, dharma centers, churchs, museum auditoriums and other such places. Anyone interested in hosting the Drepung Loseling Monks for a performance or visit should write to Snow Lion. When plans get more definite we will contact you to see what can be worked out.

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