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

Sacred Art of the Tibetan Monks

Current Visit:

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Schedule

Taste of Tibet Dinner

Live Webcam

About the Tibetan Monks:

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The Creation of the Mandala

Symbolism of the Mandala

History of the Monks

Prayer Flags

Offering Scarves

Ritual Items

The Eight Auspicious Symbols

Useful Tibetan Phrases

From Monday, March 13 through Friday, March 18, 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.

Please click below if you would like to watch the mandala being created in real time. 

Mandala Sand Painting

The monks will be creating 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.

See our time lapsed mandala below, from the last time the monks were here in Spring of 2016.

Tibetan Monks Time LapseCompleted mandala

Schedule

Monday
March 13
2017

Tuesday
March 14
2017

Wednesday
March 15
2017

Thursday
March 16
2017

Friday
March 17
2017

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 a.m. until 5 p.m.

View the Mandala creation in progress - Great Hall of Holloway Hall, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

View the Mandala creation in progress - Great Hall of Holloway Hall, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

View the Mandala creation in progress - Great Hall of Holloway Hall, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

View the Mandala creation in progress - Great Hall of Holloway Hall, Noon until 2 p.m.

A Taste of Tibet Dinner -Bistro – 4:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.

 

 

Consecration Cermony followed by Dispersal of the Sand, Great Hall of Holloway Hall, 2 p.m.

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

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