|Calendar Name:||Cultural Events|
|Event Category:||Cultural Affairs|
|Start Time:||12:00 PM|
|Start Date:||Sunday, September 22, 2013|
|End Date:||Sunday, September 22, 2013|
» Special Event: Mandala Sand Painting Closing & Dispersal Ceremonies
Sunday, September 22
Special Event: Mandala Sand Painting Closing & Dispersal Ceremonies
Holloway Hall, Great Hall, Noon & 2 p.m.
The monks dismantle the mandala, sweeping up the colored sands to symbolize the impermanence of all that exists. Half of the sand is distributed to the audience as blessings for personal health and healing. Immediately following the Closing Ceremony, the remaining sand is carried in a procession by the monks, accompanied by guests, to a flowing body of water, where it is ceremonially poured to disperse the healing energies of the mandala throughout the world.