Addlestone Library will be hosting the Charleston Tibetan Society as they construct a sand mandala, an ancient, sacred form of Tibetan Buddhist art, in the Addlestone Library rotunda.
Venerable Lobsang Tsering from the Drepung Loseling Monastery Center for Tibetan Buddhist Studies, Practice, and Culture in Atlanta, Georgia, will be constructing a mandala devoted to Chenrezig, the Tibetan name for Avalokiteshvara, the Bodhisattva of Compassion. This particular mandala illustrates, in two dimensions, the divine palace, residence, or celestial abode of Chenrezig. The finished mandala will be approximately four feet in diameter and will take a week or so to complete.
There are several events associated with the sand mandala.
Mandala Daily Viewing Hours
Tuesday, May 26th – Saturday, June 6th
Monday through Friday – 9 am-12 pm and 2 pm-5 pm
Saturday and Sundays – 10am-12 pm and 2 pm-5pm
Chenrezig Sadhana Practice
Wednesday, June 3rd and Thursday, June 4th – 10 am-11 am and 5 pm-6 pm
Friday, June 5th – 10 am-11 am and 3 pm-4 pm
Venerable Lobsang Tsering and Geshe Dakpa Topgyal, Spiritual Director of the Charleston Tibetan Society, will perform the Chenrezig Sadhana meditative practice including the recitation of the Chenrezig mantra.
Saturday, June 6th at 10:30 am
During the closing ceremony there will be a 20 minute power point presentation about the mandala. Afterwards there will be chanting and the mandala will be dismantled by being swept up (symbolizing he impermanence of all phenomena) and distributed to anyone who would like to take some, and the rest being dispersed in the nearest body of water.
View “Creation of a Sand Mandala” to learn more about the process: https://youtu.be/ga5s_qYgJS8
Special Collections has just launched a new website to enhance distribution and discovery of information about services and resources available from the College of Charleston’s manuscript and rare book repository. Students and researchers are invited to explore unpublished, published, and digital resources; learn more about research and instruction services; and stay informed of most recent exhibit installations, news, and events. You can visit the new website at http://speccoll.cofc.edu/.
The Special Collections and South Carolina Historical Society Archives reading room is open Monday-Friday from 9 am – 5 pm. All visitors are welcome!
Please feel free to drop by the North Campus tomorrow, Wednesday May 6 at 9:30 AM, for the dedication of our Little Free Library. The Library was built and donated by Charleston resident Fred Herrmann, and School of Education, Health and Human Performance professor Tracey Hunter-Doniger helped Memminger Elementary 6th grade students design and paint it in the style of artist Jonathan Green. The two lead student artists will attend the dedication.
The Friends of the Library at the College of Charleston (FOL) have named May 5, 2015 “Sarah and Angelina Grimké Day”!Posted by: Joey | May 4, 2015 Comments Off |
Join the Friends of the Library at the College of Charleston, the South Carolina Historical Society, the Sophia Institute, the Charleston Library Society, the Preservation Society of Charleston, and Grimké Sisters Walking Tours for a day honoring Sarah and Angelina Grimké, the progressive 19th century Charlestonian sisters renowned for their feminist and abolitionist activism. Sue Monk Kidd, author of The Invention of Wings, a fictionalized account of Sarah Grimké’s life, will return to the setting of her novel to join our partners in celebrating the lives of these great women.
- Visit http://friends.library.cofc.edu/sarah-and-angelina-grimke-day/ for more information!
- Read more in the Post and Courier – Grimke sisters to be honored in a city they grew to loathe at http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20150502/PC16/150509918
Follow our four Facebook events :
- Unveiling of Historical Marker at the Blake-Grimké House: https://www.facebook.com/events/799585123462039/
- Book Signing with Sue Monk Kidd: https://www.facebook.com/events/1432063077103988/
- An Evening with Sue Monk Kidd: https://www.facebook.com/events/1438219683142232/
- Grimké Sisters Walking Tour: https://www.facebook.com/events/791844150910932/
Curated by Alyssa Neely and Dale Rosengarten, the new exhibit on display in the Jewish Studies Center features the stories of Jewish service persons during World War II, many of which are drawn from the rich resources held by the Jewish Heritage Collection at the College of Charleston. The exhibit will be installed and open to the public on weekdays throughout the month of May.
Join us as we take a Stand
racism harms everyone
Office of Institutional Diversity
Robert Scott Small Building 2nd Floor
Charleston, SC 29424
OID MOTTO: “DIVERSITY, ACCESS, EQUITY, & INCLUSION: HALLMARKS OF INCLUSIVE EXCELLENCE.”
Showcasing manuscript items, images, and artifacts from the holdings from the College of Charleston’s Special Collections and Avery Research Center as well as the South Carolina Historical Society, this exhibit highlights the roles of South Carolinians in forging a new democracy and subsequent challenges to the Constitution during struggles for economic parity, citizenship, and suffrage. Included are letters from George Washington, John Adams, Henry Laurens, Lafayette, and Benjamin Franklin; incendiary pamphlets published during the Nullification Crisis; objects documenting the long struggle for citizenship and equal rights for African Americans; and materials that illustrate women’s fight for suffrage and equal rights in the twentieth century.
The exhibit will be on display on the third floor of the Addlestone Library through the summer and fall semesters.
The library now has 10 MacBook Air laptops available to CofC students for 6 hour and overnight checkout. These have solid state drives and startup within seconds. For information please contact the Circulation department firstname.lastname@example.org or call 843.953.8001.
Other items available to CofC students, faculty and staff include:
5 iPad Airs
5 iPod Touches
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Calculators (Scientific and Graphing)
Cell Phone Chargers
Also please remember that librarians are available to help you with your research needs. Don’t hesitate to request a research consultation.
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