Tibetan Sand Mandala

Join us as we welcome a group of Tibetan Buddhist monks from South India who will be visiting Clark College to construct a Sand Mandala in Cannell Library from October 2-6, 2023. 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.
Monday, October 2:
12 – 12:30p.m.: Opening Ceremony
12:30 – 6:00p.m.: Mandala construction
Tuesday, October 3:
10a.m. – 6:00p.m.: Sand Mandala Construction
12:00 – 1:00p.m.: Sacred Tibetan Art presentation, Cannell Room/Library 101
Wednesday, October 4:
10a.m. – 6:00p.m.: Sand Mandala Construction
Thursday, October 5:
10a.m. – 6:00p.m.: Sand Mandala Construction
Friday, October 6:
10 – 1:30p.m.: Sand Mandala Construction
1:30 – 2:30p.m.: Closing Ceremony
3 – 4:00p.m.: Sand disbursal at Vancouver Waterfront Park
**Transportation & parking fees are not provided.
Highlights from a previous Tibetan Sand Mandala event at Clark College: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYVcjFhpsHc
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Oct 02 - 06 2023

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