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Opening Ceremony: Mystical Arts of Tibet Mandala Sand Painting

The painting with colored sand ranks as one of the most unique and exquisite artistic traditions of Tantric Buddhism. During the opening ceremony, the Tibetan Lamas of Drepung Loseling Monastery will consecrate the site of the mandala sand painting with chants, music, and mantra recitation. For the next three days (March 12-15), the monks will painstakingly lay millions of grains of sand on a flat platform to create the sand-painted mandala. We encourage you to visit with the monks during their visit and observe this intricate and spiritual process. Free and open to the public.


Knobloch Campus Center Alvarez-Brown Atrium

Event Type

Entertainment (Non-Concert)


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