BUDDHIST MONKS HERE FOR HEALING CEREMONY
Playing 12-foot-long trumpets, bells, drums and other traditional Tibetan instruments, monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery will offer the Lama Chopa, a Buddhist Tantric healing ceremony, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Unity Church, 1243 Delaware Ave.
Often referred to as "Buddhism's High Mass," the ceremony involves chants, traditional musical instruments and various offerings of light, food and flowers.
Participants are encouraged to bring personal offerings of cakes, cookies, fruits and flowers for the ceremony to be shared after being blessed by the monks.
The Loseling Monks, under the billing of "The Mystical Arts of Tibet: Sacred Music Sacred Dance for World Healing," are touring the United States and have performed in the Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall in New York, as well as venues in Chicago and San Francisco.
A donation of $12 is suggested, and advance ticket purchase is recommended. Tickets are available at Unity Church. For information, call 882-0391.