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  • Mike Moore | The Journal Gazette Tibetan Buddhist monks perform a traditional welcome dance in front of students while visiting Fort Wayne as part of their United States tour that will last till May at Ivy Tech Coliseum Campus on Thursday.  

Thursday, October 04, 2018 4:00 pm

Local students learn from Tibetan monks

ASHLEY SLOBODA | The Journal Gazette

Drumbeats sounded at Ivy Tech Community College Thursday as philosophy instructor Jacob Witucki stepped aside from teaching so his students and others could learn from Tibetan monks.

They are touring the United States to teach the dharma, educate the public about the culture and religion of Tibet, and raise money for their monastery, Labrang Tashikyil Monastery in Dehra Dun, India.

The tour is in partnership with the Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center and its Kumbum Chamtse-Ling Monastery in Bloomington.

It started in August and ends in April – a schedule Witucki considered grueling.

"They're going everywhere," he said.

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