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From Himalayas To Hood River

Monks to perform on Feb. 2

The monks of one of Tibet's most revered and ancient monastic universities, Gaden Shartse, will present the ancient Chay Drol Ceremony and other Tibetan cultural offerings on Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Riverside Community Church in Hood River.

The educational/cultural afternoon of special Tibetan events will start with a Tibetan Butter Sculpture class for children and adults at 1 p.m. At 2:30, the monks will demonstrate the famed Tibetan monastic debating, followed by a musical presentation with ancient Tibetan musical horns, drums, oboe and bells, and deep chanting.

The highlight of the afternoon's presentations at 3 p.m. will be the Chay Drol, an ancient healing/purification ritual to remove negativities and to protect the participants.

The event is sponsored by The Gorge Tibet Cultural & Educational Support Group.

Tibetan gift items will be sold following the presentations.

Chai and cookies will be available.

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