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Healing the Earth: A Sacred Art by the Tibetan Lamas of Drepung Loseling Monastery

Sacred Art of the Tibetan Monks

From Wednesday, September 18 through Sunday, September 22, Salisbury University hosted 11 Tibetan monks from the famed Drepung Loseling Monastery. Their visit was endorsed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama as a means of promoting world peace and healing.

Time Lapse Creation of Mandala

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Mandala Sand Painting:
From Wednesday, September 18 through Sunday, September 22, Salisbury University hosts 11 Tibetan monks from the famed Drepung Loseling Monastery. Their visit is endorsed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama as a means of promoting world peace and healing.

The monks are here to create a mandala sand painting. Mandala, Sanskrit for cosmogram or “world in harmony," is a tool used for meditation. Millions of grains of sand are painstakingly laid into place on a flat platform over a period of five days; when finished the mandala is destroyed to symbolize the impermanence of all that exists. The colored sands will be swept up and half are shared with the students watching the ceremony and the other half are returned to the elements by pouring them into a nearby body of water where the waters carry the healing energies throughout the world.

Wednesday
Sept. 18
2013

Thursday
Sept. 19
2013

Friday
Sept. 20
2013

Saturday
Sept. 21
2013

Sunday
Sept. 22
2013

Opening Ceremony

Great Hall of Holloway Hall, Noon

       

The Drawing of the Lines

View the Mandala creation in progress

Great Hall of Holloway Hall,

10 am until 5 pm

View the Mandala creation in progress

Great Hall of Holloway Hall,

10 am until 5 pm

View the Mandala creation in progress

Great Hall of Holloway Hall,

10 am until 5 pm

View the Mandala creation in progress

Great Hall of Holloway Hall,

10 am until 7 pm

View the Mandala creation in progress

Great Hall of Holloway Hall,

Noon until 2 pm

Sand Mandalas & the Buddhist Path: An Introduction to the Amitayus Mandala, the Buddha of Boundless Life

Holloway Hall, Social Room

3 pm

 

       

A Taste of Tibet - Dining on the Roof of the World

Bistro –

4:30pm until 7:30pm

     

Consecration Cermony followed by Dispersal of the Sand

Great Hall of Holloway Hall,

2 pm

Dispersal of the Sand will take place at the Salisbury City Park near the white bridge and the bandstand.