Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Buddhist monks pay a visit.

Byline: Anthony DellaFlora JOURNAL STAFF WRITER

Descendants of two ancient cultures will get a better appreciation for each other this week when the Gaden Shartse Buddhist monks visit Albuquerque for 10 days of rituals and ceremonies.

The monks, members of a Tibetan Buddhist monastery now located in India, will appear at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center several times during their stay.

"We really like the energy (at the center)," said Sandra Kane, a practicing Buddhist who is helping organize the visit.

"There is a theory that the Indian peoples and the Tibetan peoples are actually the same race," she added.

Kane said when the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader and stateman, visited the United States in 1979, he made a point of meeting with Hopi elders. …

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