Tibetan Sand Mandala
Monday, November 26, 2012 - Thursday, November 29, 2012
A group of six Tibetan Buddhist monks, newly arrived from South India, are on a three-month tour of the west coast to construct Sand Mandalas, also known as Sand Paintings. Their tour is called ‘ Sacred Tibetan Art – The Sand Mandala: Creating a Picture of Universal Compassion. They are coming to Clark College November 26-29.
This project can be appreciated simply as a piece of "time-based art." But, according to Tibetan Buddhist belief, the creation of a Sand Mandala is meant to create a profound experience of Compassion. The positive effects of a Sand Mandala are believed to radiate out over an entire region, blessing the environment and the beings therein, as an effort for world peace. Once created, the Sand Mandala is destroyed in the Closing Ceremony, as a lesson in the impermanence of all life. The Opening & Closing Ceremonies are very popular, with traditional Tibetan Buddhist chanting and music.
From 12 - 1:00p.m. on Thursday, November 29, don't miss a very special presentation - Sacred Tibetan Art: World Peace Starts With A Meaningful Life, held in the Penguin Student Lounge (PUB 161). In this presentation, the Venerable Geshe Tenphel from the Drepung Loseling Phukhang Monastery will describe the history and meaning of the Sand Mandala within the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. The six monks creating the Mandala are on their first visit to the western world, and Geshela will share what they hope to accomplish by creating this ancient and unique piece of artwork. He will speak about how a healthy attitude about everyday living can lead to a contented and happy life. As more people experience love and compassion, we will create peaceful communities, and ultimately a peaceful world. There will be time for Q & A. This event is part of the week-long creation of the Sand Mandala at the Cannell Library on Clark College campus.
Schedule of Activities:
Nov. 26: 12 – 12:30p.m.: Opening Ceremony with music
12:30 – 6:30p.m.: Sand Mandala Construction
Nov. 27 & 28: 10 – 6:30p.m.: Sand Mandala Construction
Nov. 29: 10 – 3:00p.m.: Sand Mandala Construction
12 – 1:00p.m. : Sacred Tibetan Art Presentation, PUB161
3 – 4:00p.m.: Closing Ceremony with music
All events are free to the public. All ages are welcome to attend.
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