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Tibetan monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery walk to a ceremony in Edmonds.

The Edmonds Center for the Arts became a sacred place during the week of May 7. Indeed, 10 Tibetan monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery in Atlanta said any space could be sacred if the intention is there.

The monks are on an 18-month tour across the United States, and ECA invited them to Edmonds in order to share “a transformative experience of culture and kindness,” in the words of ECA Executive Director Joe McIalwain.

The Drepung Loseling Monastery is nearly 600 years old and relocated from Tibet to India in the 1960s after many Tibetans were forced into exile from China. A rot...



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