The Program for Life Long Learning at CRCDS is jointly sponsoring with the White Lotus Buddhist Center and Immanuel Baptist Church a series of interfaith events structured around the Tibetan Buddhist ritual of the Sand Mandala of Compassion.
All events are open to the public. Donations will be gratefully accepted. Two events require payment (see below).
All events will take place at Immanuel Baptist Church, 815 Park Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607.
Building the Sand Mandala of Compassion
WHEN: Sunday, May 12, 2013: 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Viewing of the Sand Mandala of Compassion
The Sand Mandala, once built, will remain on view at Immanuel Baptist Church for the following dates:
WHEN: Monday-Saturday, May 13 – 18, 2013: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Panel Discussion: “Compassion in Christianity and Buddhism”
WHEN: Tuesday, May 14: 7:00 – 9:00 pm
- Drupon Thinley Ningpo, Founder, Drongyur Ling, Tampa Florida
- Frank Howard, Director, White Lotus Buddhist Center
- Rachel McGuire, Pastor, Immanuel Baptist Church
- Fr. James Callan, Priest, Spiritus Christi Church
Prayer Session: “The Great Mantra of Tibet”
WHEN: Wednesday, May 15: 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Buddha of Compassion Empowerment
WHEN: Friday, May 17: 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Teaching on the Buddha of Compassion, by Drupon Thinley Ningpo
Founder of Drongyur Ling in Tampa, Florida, will give four teaching sessions. Each session costs $25.
- Saturday, May 18: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Interfaith Service and Ritual Dissolution of the Sand Mandala of Compassion
- Sunday, May 19: 2:00 – 4:00 pm