Tibetan Buddhist Monks Visit Clark

By Tra Friesen in Campus

Six Tibetan Buddhist monks from South India will create a sand mandala in Clark’s Cannell Library April 27-May 1.

The opening ceremony will start at noon on April 27 featuring music. The rest of the events are listed on the event calendar on Clark’s website.

A sand mandala is a traditional work of art created with sand. It is known as a time-based art, which is a Buddhist belief and is meant to create an experience of compassion.

A video of the sand mandala created by the monks in 2012 can be seen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYVcjFhpsHc.

Once the mandala gets finished, it gets destroyed, symbolizing that all life is temporary.

After the ceremony, the sand is handed out to the people that attended.

This event is free and open to the public.

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