Tibetan monks in Newport

Five Tibetan monks of the Gaden Shartse Monastery are visiting Newport this week, presenting talks, demonstrating ancient Tibetan traditions and sharing peace with area residents and visitors.

They are creating a sacred Medicine Buddha Sand Mandala at the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center during their visit, and the public is welcome to observe the process from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Saturday, March 16.

The Maritime Center is located on the Newport Bayfront at 333 SE Bay Blvd.

For more information and a full schedule of events, visit www.sacredartsoftibettour.org or the “Lincoln County Friends of Tibet” Facebook page.