Peace Sand Mandala
- Categories: Community
- Event posted: Nov. 12, 2013
- Last updated: Sept. 16, 2014
- Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St., Lawrence
- Age limit: Not available
Tibetan Monks to Create World Peace Sand Mandala
Saturday, November 16 | noon to 8pm Sunday, November 17 | 1 to 5pm Monday, November 18 | 10am to 4pm
Free and open to the public!
Incorporating ground colored stones, sand Mandalas are intricate representations of Tibetan cosmology that reflect higher states of consciousness. Interfaith World Peace Mandala invokes dialogue and the work of nonviolent peacemaking and compassion, thereby promoting the well-being of all sentient beings. Visitors will be able watch as the monks painstakingly guide the sand through funnel-shaped metal tools known as chakpurs, to create the delicate designs that form the large Mandala.
The process concludes on Monday, November 18 at 4pm with a dissolution ceremony and procession to the river. This event is free and open to the public.