Drepung Loseling Monastery

The Jindhag Foundation has an ongoing relationship with the touring monks of the Drepung Loseling Monastery. The Drepung Monastery was originally established in 1416 in Lhasa, Tibet. The Chinese invasion in 1959 forced the monastery to close, but 250 monks escaped to India where they reestablished Drepung Loseling in exile in Karnataka state, South India. Today the Monastery has over 2,500 monks.

Over the years many more young spiritual aspirants have fled Chinese-occupied Tibet and sought entrance into the monastery, thus helping to preserve their traditional culture. Part of the mission of the Mystical Arts of TIbet tour is to create awareness of the struggle to maintain the Tibetan traditions in exile and raise support for the increasing numbers of monks at the monastery. Since the year 2000, the Seret family and Jindhag Foundation has provided ongoing support to provide food and medicine to the monks of Drepung Loseling monastery. 

Mystical Arts of Tibet Tours

The monks of the Drepung Loseling Monastery travel the United States yearly on The Mystical Arts of Tibet tours to educate others about their culture and traditions, as well as to raise funds to support the monastery in India. His Holiness the Dali Lama endorses the tour "as a means of promoting world peace and healing through sacred performing art."

Events in Santa Fe

Since the year 2000 the Seret family and Jindhag Foundation have hosted the groups of 10 monks traveling throughout the U.S. when they come through Santa Fe to perform "Sacred Music, Sacred Dance" and to create exquisite sand mandalas. For several years Seret and Sons has opened one of its galleries for the creation of an elaborate sand mandala ending with a special dismantling ceremony. December 31, 2005 and 2006 the dismantling took place on New Year's eve in an auspicious ceremony that drew hundreds of people to attend. In 2007 the Chenrezig mandala dedicated to world peace opened on November 26 and was dismantled on December 1.