Monthly Archives: September 2015

Sept 22 & 25, 2015: LSLK Events with MYSTICAL ARTS OF TIBET

Dharma Talk:
“The Ancient Art of Healing: The
Tibetan Buddhist Approach”

Tuesday, Sept 22
7:00 PM

Puja: Tibetan Chants and
Meditations for Healing

Friday, Sept 25
7:00 PM

More information will be provided after
Mystical Arts of Tibet arrive on Monday.

Changes are possible.

Please check here for updates!

Suggested donation for each event: $15


Tibetan Buddhist monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery
will conduct a mandala sand painting in McClung Museum’s
Native Peoples of Tennessee gallery beginning Tuesday,
September 22, & concluding on Friday, September 25,
open daily from 9:00am to 5:00pm.

The opening ceremony will take place at 11:30 am on Tuesday, September 22, and the closing ceremony will commence at
11:30 am on Friday, September 25, 2015.

From all the artistic traditions of Tantric Buddhism, that of
painting with colored sand ranks as one of the most unique
and exquisite. Millions of grains of sand are painstakingly laid
into place on a flat platform over a period of days or weeks to
form the image of a mandala. To date the monks have created
mandala sand paintings in more than 100 museums, art centers,
and colleges and universities in the United States and Europe.

Traditionally most sand mandalas are destroyed shortly after
their completion. This is done as a metaphor for the
impermanence of life.

Though this event is free and open to the public, groups must
make reservations by calling (865)974-2144.

This event is held in conjunction with the McClung
Museum’s special exhibit, Embodying Enlightenment:
Buddhist Art of the Himalayas.

Send email to or call the
museum at (865)974-2144 for more information.


“Shining insights through the thickets
in your meditation practice”

~ Herb Propper, Ph.D., T.E.P. ~
September 18-20, 2015

at Losel Shedrup Ling of Knoxville (
5415-F Kingston Pike in the Bearden area of Knoxville

Friday, Sept 18: 7:30pm-9:00pm
Saturday, Sept 19: 10:00am-1:00pm &
Sunday, Sept 20: 2:00pm-6:00pm

A weekend workshop-retreat to enhance your meditation practice, using
the group action methods of psychodrama & sociometry, the source of all
modern role-playing methods. They have the fundamental goal of
enhancing spontaneous creative presence in individuals and
groups – psychodrama through investigating some of the
many parts of self; sociometry through investigating
relationships and group dynamics.

Participants will explore the inner and outer supports to deepen
motivation and meditation, to encounter the obstacles that
discourage it, and discover ways to strengthen the
former and reduce the latter.

Suggested Donation: $25

Professor Emeritus Herb Propper, Ph.D. is a Fellow and Lifetime Member of the American Society of Psychodrama and Group Psychotherapy, lead trainer for the Indian Institute of Psychodrama in Chennai, India, affiliate member of the Bangladesh Clinical Psychology Society, Professor Emeritus of Theater at Johnson (VT) State College, 2009 Fulbright Scholar to Bangladesh, and a member of the Fulbright Specialist Program in clinical social work. Herb is a permanent resident at Kagyu Thubten Choling Monastery, a student of Lama Norlha Rinpoche since 2015, and active in the Dharma Path Program since 2006. He formerly coordinated the KTC affiliated center Kagyu Palchen Choling, Montperlier, VT.

Please join us for this extraordinary opportunity
& let others in the sangha know.