Monks Bring Compassion to The Steward School

The Richmond Times-Dispatch features the monks of Drepung Gomang Monastery and their visit to the Bryan Innovation Lab.

Tibetan monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery—the largest of Tibet’s monasteries—visited The Steward School’s Bryan Innovation Lab Feb. 18-21.

The monks created a sand mandalaa very detailed, two-dimensional, temporary painting made entirely of colored sandin the lab's wellness studio. The monks also spent their week visiting with students, leading workshops and performing traditional music and dance.

Additionally during their time at Steward, the monks and school faculty held a discussion on compassion before the monks performed traditional Tibetan music and dance

During the outdoor closing ceremony, the monks blessed Petronis Pond, located directly in front of The Steward School. 

The Tibetan monks visited The Steward School as part of the Bryan Innovation Lab Speaker Series, which is focused on bringing nationally recognized innovators to Richmond. Invited innovators touch one of the Bryan Innovation Lab’s three focus areas: energy and resources, the natural and built environment and health and wellness.

Click here to read the article, “Monks Bring Compassion to The Steward School, One Grain of Sand at a Time,” on the Richmond Times-Dispatch website about the monks of Drepung Gomang Monastery and their visit to the Bryan Innovation Lab.





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