Monk's Sedona Tour 2021

The following events will take place at 120 Deer Trail Drive, Sedona.  Viewing the creation of the mandala (sand painting) is free and open to the public each day.  The Tibetan monks are creating a beautiful and sacred Green Tara Sand Mandala (the Buddha of Compassion).  Visitors may come to watch her take shape, to learn more about Tibetan art, or just sit and meditate.
For a complete schedule visit: sacredartsoftibettour.org 

Wednesday August 11th
Thursday August 12th
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Blessing for Prosperity & Protection

8:30 am to 9:30 am

 

Come and join us and watch the Sedonya property be blessed for Protection & Prosperity.   This particular property blessing at Sedonya involves five monks, including two spiritual masters blessing the property with Buddhist prayers and chants.  

Tickets at: sedonya.punchpass.com 
Suggested Donation: free

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RITUAL: Smoke Offering, Sang ceremony for Purification & Blessings

10:15 am to 11:15 am

Join the monks of Gaden Shartse Cultural Foundation for an offering of sweet Azulite Smoke to bring positive auspicious conditions specially to influence the local Deities that control the environment.

Tickets at: sedonya.punchpass.com 
Suggested Donation: $10 to $15

Friday August 13th
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Opening Sand Mandala Ceremony


9:30 am to 10:30 am

Mandala means literally "that which extracts the essence."
There are many different types of mandalas used by Tibetan Buddhists. They can be created in either two or three dimensions. The ones on the monks' tour will be two-dimensional sand mandalas. These are without doubt the most creative, labor-intensive, and concentration-intensive of all mandalas created. 

Tickets at: sedonya.punchpass.com 
Suggested Donation: free

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LECTURE: The Art of Cultivating Genuine Happiness

 

10:30 am to 12:00 pm

What is happiness? Is it based on the 6 delusions, does it take into consideration others or just one person.
Even in the Sutra teachings, the Buddha states that wishing for personal happiness is the cause of all suffering.
Real happiness comes from working for the long-term happiness of others.

 


Tickets at: sedonya.punchpass.com 
Suggested Donation: $10 to $15

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Triple Empowerment of the 3 Deities of Protection 


6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Empowerments are ceremonies designed to assist people so that they can fully embody the virtuous qualities of a particular deity. 

3 Deities Vajrapani, Hayagriva, Garuda : Vajrapani power protects the Buddhist Teachings and is allied with Hayagriva and Garuda & removes the effects of strokes and negative opinions.


 

Tickets at: sedonya.punchpass.com 

Suggested Donation: $20

Saturday August 14th
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Butter Sculpture Workshop for Kids (all ages welcome)
 


10:15 am to 11:45 am

The monks will work with children and adults to create traditional sculptures made from butter, as has been done in Tibet for over 800 years. Under the instruction of the monks, you will learn how to create beautiful, colorful flowers using non-toxic Play-Doh - a much cleaner and easier to work with than yak butter.

This workshop will begin with a demonstration by the monks and will be followed by the opportunity for each participant to make his/her/their own butter sculpture.

Tickets at: sedonya.punchpass.com 
Suggested Donation: kids $10 & adults $20

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The Ancient Art of Healing though Chanting, Mantras & Tibetan Bowls

 

2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Join the Monks of Gaden Shartse Cultural Foundation to experience fascinating ancient Tibetan cultural traditions such as monastics, chants, Tibetan musical instruments combines for an unforgettable experience.

 

 

 

Tickets at: sedonya.punchpass.com 
Suggested Donation: $20

 

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EVENING OF MUSIC: The Mystical Arts of Tibet Sacred Music
 


6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

This event is a stage performance that combines multiphonic chanting, music and dance into an unforgettable experience.

 

The pieces are drawn from authentic temple dances, performed for thousands of years in Tibet.

 

 

 


Tickets at: sedonya.punchpass.com 

Suggested Donation: $20

Sunday August 15th
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Tibetan Calligraphy and the Beautiful Form of the Tibetan alphabet (all ages)


8:00 am to 9:30 am

The monks of Gaden Shartse Cultural Foundation will work with children and adults to demonstrate beautiful Tibetan calligraphy -- The way it has been done in Tibet for over 800 years.

Tickets at: sedonya.punchpass.com 
Suggested Donation: kids $10 & adults $20

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SACRED SUNDAY: Meditation, Sound Healing, Chanting followed by plant based meal

 

10:00 am to 12:45  pm

Harmonious with all paths, inclusive of all faiths; each Sunday seasoned Spiritual Guides and Teachers gently hold the space as they guide you through a variety of harmoniously blended spiritual modalities followed by a delicious organic catered meal.

Tickets at: sedonya.punchpass.com 
Tickets: $35

 

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Creating Mini Sand Mandala & Coloring Tibetan Designs
 


2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Join the Monks of Gaden Shartse Cultural Foundation for this fun workshop where you will get to create a mini sand Mandala! Learn their techniques, work on your breathing, your patience and your creativity!

 

 

Tickets at: sedonya.punchpass.com 

Suggested Donation: kids $10 & adults $20

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RITUAL & CHANTING: Buddha of Purification (Vajravidarin) follow by Tea ceremony

 

6:00 pm to 7:30  pm

Vajravidarin is the Buddhist deity of Purification.  It has three stages: purification; removal of subtle negative imprints; and offering protection. This ritual assists in purifying sickness, mental disturbances, disputes, defilements, misfortunes, victimization by others, negative influences, and other obstacles against congenial life.  

Tickets at: sedonya.punchpass.com 
Sugested Donation: $20

 

Tuesday August 17th
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Introduction to Mindfulness Meditations on Patience and Compassion 


9:00 am to 10:30 am

Each lecture is given by a Lama and a monk and can last between 1.5 to 2 hours, including a question and answer session. One of the monks (or a tour organizer) will introduce the Lama and his interpreter, give the details of the Monastery, and offer a brief description of the beliefs of the Gelug School of Tibetan Buddhism.

Tickets at: sedonya.punchpass.com 
Suggested Donation:   $10 to $15

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Buddhism: Basic Beliefs, Practices and How to Apply them in Your Life

 

10:30 am to 11:30 am

Buddhism can be explained in three words :  Renunciation,  Altruism and Emptiness.

There is a composite "I” in our daily life minding the store, depending on how it is posited, positively or negatively depending on our imprints.
Ultimately it just a label on a group imprints, it’s unfindable if looked for.

Tickets at: sedonya.punchpass.com 
Suggested Donation: $10 to $15

Wednesday August 18th
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What is Tantra?

 


9:00 am to 10:30 am

Tantra Vehicle: the esoteric path of Mahayana Buddhism that accelerates the evolutionary path to Buddhahood.  Each lecture is given by a Lama and a monk and can last between 1.5 to 2 hours, including a question and answer session. One of the monks (or a tour organizer) will introduce the Lama and his interpreter, give the details of the Monastery, and offer a brief description of the beliefs of the Gelug School of Tibetan Buddhism.

Tickets at: sedonya.punchpass.com 
Suggested Donation: $10 to $15

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Liberation from self: The Blessing Empowerment of Green Tara

 

1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

In this intimate, peaceful space, the monks of Gaden Shartse monastery will engage participants in Green Tara Empowerment. Green Tara is a beautiful female embodiment of compassion and right action — appropriate for male and female alike.

 

During the Empowerment, each participant’s three doors (body, speech, and mind) are purified of negativities and blessed individually..

Tickets at: sedonya.punchpass.com 
Suggested Donation: $20

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PET BLESSING: in conjunction with Humane Society of Sedona


 

3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Bring your furry, feathered and four-legged family members to a sacred blessing by a monk. The pet blessing will send positive energies and blessings of prayers of the body, speech, and mind from the Lama.   The vibrations of light having a beneficial effect of removing sickness, or any other negative imprints of the pet.
A variety of pets are welcome from cats to dogs, fish, bunnies, and even a picture of your pet..

 

Tickets at: sedonya.punchpass.com 

Suggested Donation: $20

Thursday August 19th
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Lecture: Buddhist Architecture of Enlightened Art & Sand Mandalas


9:00 am to 10:30 am

Tibetan Buddhist art almost exclusively deals with an unseen realm of Gods, Goddesses, and both peaceful and frightful manifestations of higher forms of Being and consciousness. Nearly all forms personify a luminous realm of enlightened beings. Never is an artwork
signed; all are inspired by the deities invoked. Come and learn a new way of seeing the world.  

Tickets at: sedonya.punchpass.com 
Suggested Donation: $10 to $15

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LECTURE:Demons: How to Break Bad Habits, Attachments & Addictions

 

10:30 am to 1:00 pm

Taming Demons. What are the causes for being bound by deluded states of mind?
 

How can we use our allies (positive states of mind ) to defeat them?

Tickets at: sedonya.punchpass.com 
Suggested Donation: $10 to $15

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LECTURE/DEBATE: The Monks Dialectical Debate followed by Tea ceremony & Chanting


3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Dialectical Debate Liberation, in the highest sense, is attained through the fusion of the intellect and intuition. The path to freedom requires wisdom, which can only be achieved through the deep questioning of one's beliefs by both oneself and others.

 

Tickets at: sedonya.punchpass.com 

Suggested Donation: $15

Friday August 20th

Mandala Closing Ceremony  @ Sedonya

 


9:30 am to 11:00 am

An Unforgettable Experience!

After spending countless hours laying millions of grains of sand into an intricate mandala, the monks will destroy it, sweeping the grains together in a sacred ceremony.

After the dissolution, the blessed sand will be distributed among the attendees.
The remaining sand will be poured into the natural body of water so the blessings will be carried with the flowing water.

Tickets at: sedonya.punchpass.com 
Suggested Donation: Free

Opening Our Heart w Loving Kindness: The Blessing Empowerment of Buddha Maitreya 


5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Empowerments are ceremonies designed to assist people so that they can embody more fully the virtuous qualities of a particular deity. They are performed by a lama with the proper spiritual attainments and mastery of the rituals of his lineage.  Buddha Maitreya is the Buddha of Loving Kindness and the fifth Buddha out of 1,000, who will appear 2,500 years from now. This empowerment opens the participant’s heart to boundless love and assists the practitioner in maintaining this happiness and the wish for the happiness of all beings

Tickets at: sedonya.punchpass.com 
Suggested Donation: $20

Saturday August 21st
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Receiving Tibetan Prayers, Blessing from Lama for yourself, loved ones, or pets


9:00 am to 11:00 am

Join the Monks of Gaden Shartse Cultural Foundation at Sedonya to receive blessings from the Lama for yourself, loved ones, or your pets. 

Tickets at: sedonya.punchpass.com 
Suggested Donation: from the heart

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GROUP HEALING: Ritual Chey Drol for Removing Obstacles
 

5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Conditions often ripen in our homes or businesses and communities which call for powerful rituals to eliminate their effects. The monks can do rituals to transform negative conditions into positive conditions. These need to be discussed personally with the monks so they can decide the appropriate rituals.

Tickets at: sedonya.punchpass.com 
Suggested Donation: $20