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Tibetan Buddhist Sand Mandala

Daily 1:00 - 4:30 pm

Free Admission April 19-22. Included in Sacred Arts Festival admission on April 23.

Witness the step-by-step creation of a traditional Sand Mandala, an ancient art form of Tibetan Buddhism. Mandalas are drawings in sand of the world in its divine form; they represent a map by which the ordinary human mind is transformed into an enlightened mind. Watch as the Venerable Losang Samten (the first Buddhist given permission by the Dalai Lama to make Mandalas in the West) completes and then ritualistically dismantles a Mandala during our Sacred Arts Festival.

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Music Credit: "Homage to 21 Taras," excerpt from the Green Tara sadhana. From the CD, "The Practice of Green Tara," Venerable Losang Samten, Underscore composed by Aaron Graves. Copyright, The Chenrezig Tibetan Buddhist Center of Philadelphia. Video copyright Glencairn Museum 2010.