NORTHEAST – Ivy Tech Community College−Northeast is hosting a Buddhist Monk Cultural Event Nov. 9, featuring visiting monks from Labrang Tashi Kyil Monastery in Dehra Dun, India. This event is co-sponsored by the Ivy Tech Globalization committee and the Ivy Tech Humanities program and funded by Ivy Tech Student Life. These monks are touring the United States in partnership with the Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center in Bloomington, Ind.
Ivy Tech students, staff and community members are invited to this free event. During this event, seven visiting Tibetan monks will present “Let’s Travel to Tibet.” Light refreshments will be served. The monks will also be selling Tibetan merchandise made by Tibetans in exile.
“Ivy Tech Community College−Northeast is delighted to be hosting seven Tibetan Buddhist monks from Labrang Tashi Kyil Monastery,” said Rick Pulling, assistant professor of Humanities at Ivy Tech. “These monks are touring the United States to educate the public about the culture and religion of Tibet and to raise much needed funds for their monastery, which is currently in need of repairs and improvements to provide bathroom and kitchen facilities for elderly monks and classrooms for the younger ones.”
“Let’s Travel to Tibet” is part of Ivy Tech’s globalization and diversity emphasis.
4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 9 in Student Life 513 at Ivy Tech’s North Campus (4900 St. Joe Road, Fort Wayne)
Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system. Ivy Tech serves nearly 200,000 students annually and has campuses throughout Indiana. It functions as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.