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Robert Schaecher

Docent since 2012

As a high school teacher of world religions I had brought my classes to the Museum. After retiring from teaching in 2011 I received an email invitation from the Museum to consider becoming a docent.

In my tours I introduce the Museum’s Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room through the five senses, asking visitors to relate what they can hear, smell, taste, touch, and see. I use objects in the Shrine Room and some objects they can touch, including a vajra and bell, a kata, and pouches of incense.

Typically leads tours:

Weekday-morning K-12 school tours; occasional weekday-afternoon college and public tours

Favorite tour themes:

Sacred Spaces and the Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room; the Buddha; animals; mandalas

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