Friday, September 27 – Sunday, September 29
Friday 7:00 – 9:00 pm: Meditation and Workshop Introduction
Saturday 9:30 am – 4:00 pm: Mandala of Compassion Template Construction and Meaning | Meditation
Sunday 12:00 – 4:00 pm: Mandala of Compassion Template | Meditation | The Dismantling Ceremony
$225 Non-Members, $200 Members. Ages 16 and up. Space is limited. Registration required by Monday, September 23. Call 267-502-2990 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Participants should bring a ruler (at least 12”), a pencil, and a compass. All other materials are included. Please bring your own lunch to enjoy at Glencairn. Small break refreshments will be provided.
The Tibetan art form of the mandala is an ancient and sacred practice intended to uplift and benefit not only every person who sees it, but also to bless the environment. Every aspect of the mandala has meaning, with no detail being arbitrary or superfluous. The colors and designs of each mandala have profound meaning originating in the ancient teachings of the Buddha and have remained unchanged over the centuries. Mandalas are used to enhance spiritual practice through imagery and meditation to overcome suffering, individually and collectively for all living things. In essence, mandalas represent enlightened qualities, and are an important form of teaching in Vajrayana Buddhism to support living beings on the path to enlightenment.