Tibetan monks on ‘Sacred Arts’ tour in US as China continues to restrict religion in Tibet

The World

A group of Tibetan Buddhist monks, living in exile in India, are doing a sacred arts tour this month here in the US. They’re demonstrating an ancient artistic and spiritual practice, creating big, colorful sand mandalas. They say Buddhist traditions like this are under threat because of Chinese government policies in their historic homeland of Tibet. The World’s Amanda Lichtenstein met some of the monks outside of Chicago.

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