Tibetan Sand Mandala

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Join us as we welcome a group of six Tibetan Buddhist monks from South India who will be visiting Clark College to construct a Sand Mandala in Cannell Library from April 27 - May 1, 2015. This is a free event & open to the community!

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.

Sacred Arts of Tibet – The Sand Mandala: Creating a Picture of Universal Compassion


Monday, April 27:
> 12 – 12:30p.m.: Opening Ceremony with music
> 12:30 – 6:30p.m.: Sand Mandala Construction

Tuesday – Thursday, April 28-30:
> 10a.m. – 6:30p.m.: Sand Mandala Construction

Friday, May 1:
> 10a.m. – 2:00p.m.: Sand Mandala Construction
> 12 – 1:00p.m.*: Sacred Tibetan Art Presentation, PUB161 {*This session will take place concurrently with the mandala creation; not in Library}
> 2 – 3:00p.m.: Closing Ceremony with music
> 3 – 4:00p.m*.: Sand Disbursal in the Columbia River & Final Ceremony {* New this year & not held in the Library. We will caravan down to a designated spot along the river}

Highlights from the 2012 Tibetan Sand Mandala event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYVcjFhpsHc
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By: Clark College International Programs

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