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Mandala Ceremonial Rite

It has become an end-of-year tradition at HWS: The Venerable Tenzin Yignyen, instructor of Asian languages and cultures, offers a sand mandala ceremony to conclude his "Tibetan Mandala Painting Course." A custom for students during finals week at HWS, the ceremony is also in keeping with traditional Buddhist ceremonial rites. The sand mandala, created by Yignyen and his students, which was on dis...
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Buddhist Meditation Mondays

The Office of Intercultural Affairs will host Buddhist meditation sessions from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. each Monday. The sessions are conducted by The Ven. Tenzin Yignyen, instructor of Asian languages and culture. Yignyen is a high-ranking monk within the Dalai Lama's personal monastery. He travels regularly to various schools, universities and museums across the nation to share his knowledge of Tibet...
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Fulbright Blogs from Taiwan

This week, Melissa Hosek '14 arrived in Taichung, Taiwan, where she will begin a year of teaching English as a recipient of the 2014-2015 Fulbright U.S. Student Award English Teaching Assistantship. Though this will be Hosek's first time in Taiwan, she is no stranger to living and traveling in Asia. In 2012, Hosek participated in the Colleges' semester abroad program in Beijing and studied at Pek...
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Technos 2014: 'Life Changing'

Charles DeBenedetto '16 and Zachary Grattan '17 were recently invited to attend Technos International Week 2014 as guests of the Tanaka Ikueikai Educational Trust in Japan where they had the opportunity to explore Japanese culture. From June 8 through 21, DeBenedetto and Grattan visited Technos International College and interacted with its students and faculty, accompanied by Sarah Meyer, communi...
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Alumni Association Welcomes Seniors

Hobart seniors will participate in the traditional Launch ceremony on Friday, May 16, to mark their entrance into the Hobart Alumni Association. The students will gather at the benches facing Seneca Lake near McDaniels House, and then proceed to Bozzuto Boathouse for the ceremony. "I hope the soon-to-be-graduates appreciate the many benefits of staying engaged through the Alumni Association," say...
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