News from Thanks-Giving Square and The Thanks-Giving Foundation  |  August  2017

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"Unity does not equal sameness. Dallas is filled with people who come from many different backgrounds yet we all come together as one when we are called upon to show hope."

This was one statement of many shared with members of the community during the special Day of Remembrance on Friday, July 7th. Faith Forward Dallas organized this gathering at Thanks-Giving Square to remember, reflect and pray together for those affected by the 2016 police ambush. The program included reflections from faith leaders, city officials, police, families of the fallen, and community members.

During this last year Faith Forward Dallas has been addressing some of the elements that contribute to re-building the soul and strength of the community. They have done this through marches, vigils, cross cultural dialogues, and bridge building initiatives. 

Learn about the mystical arts of Tibet

The Thanks-Giving Foundation is partnering with organizations to present two upcoming events highlighting the rich culture and traditions of Tibet.   

On Monday, August 14th Thanks-Giving Square will host a special Puja (ceremonial worship) and lecture on "A Buddhist Approach to Working with the Emotions." 

On Tuesday, August 15th the famed multi-phonic singers from Tibet's Drepung Loseling Monastery will perform traditional temple music and mystical masked dances at Ismaili Jamatkhana in Plano. This extraordinary performance features elaborate costumes, traditional instruments and unique multi-phonic singing. The monks of the famed Mystical Arts of Tibet tour have traveled throughout the world for over twenty years to share Tibet's legacy of Wisdom and compassion. This special presentation is in partnership with the Aga Khan Council for the Central United States; click here to purchase tickets. 
Upcoming Events
The Mystical Arts of Tibet
August 14, 2017 | 6:00 p.m.
Venue: Hall of Thanksgiving at Thanks-Giving Square
Admission: Donations welcomed
Sacred Music Sacred Dance for World Healing
In partnership with the Aga Khan Council for the Central United States
August 15, 2017 | 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Venue: Ismaili Jamatkhana, Plano at 6704 Alma Dr., Plano, TX

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