Many thanks for sharing your culture and spiritual heritage.
I am a student of Sermey Khensur Lobsang Tharchin Rinpoche (1921-2004), eminent lama and renowned scholar of the Gelukpa tradition, who taught in Howell, NJ for many years. It was a bittersweet remembrance to see facets of the spiritual practice with which I continue to feel intimately connected.
Words cannot express the gratitude I feel for the opportunity to meet the Tibetan monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery. Many thanks to Georgian Court University for hosting this event. Thanks to the the Wholistic department headed by Sachiko Komagata, for making the Sacred Arts Tour possible in Lakewood. Thanks, too, to Susan and John Garofolo for all they did to make the tour possible as well. Thanks to all the GCU students and staff who were so helpful during the week of events.
So much gratitude and many thanks to the monks for sharing so kindly their learnings with us; for creating the beautiful sand mandala which prayers and blessings will reach around the world; and most importantly, thanks to the monks for giving us a “taste” of what meditation is all about simply by their presense.
Thank you for traveling so far to give us all these blessings.
Please extend our thanks to all the monks at your monastery in India. We hope you will come back again and again.
Peace and blessings to all of you,
Ma Satyam Pratiti Pryor
I would like to say thank you to the monks for coming to GCU. I consider myself Buddhist so it was a wonderful experience to be able to meet monks from my faith. They helped me put things in perspective and helped really calm me! Even though they are no longer on campus their memory still lingers and whenever I feel stressed or down, I think of them and the thought makes me smile and I can find the strength to finish whatever it is I need to finish. I hope they are able to touch more lives the way they touched mine. And a big thanks to GCU for allowing them to come to our campus!
Vice President of the Georgian Court Vegetarian Society
Secretary of Phi Alpha Theta